Autism and Insurance with Lori Unumb covers Ryan’s law, insurance coverage for autism in different states, how to appeal denials.
In this webinar, moderator and autism author Chantal Sicile-Kira discusses the issues surrounding autism and insurance companies with speaker Lorri Unumb. Lori drafted a groundbreaking bill, “Ryan’s Law”which allowed greater access to insurance for autistic children. Issues such as types of coverage, how to make claims, how to appeal denials and how to change.
Speaker: Lorri Unumb
Lorri Unumb, is an attorney and the mother of a seven year old son with autism whose name is Ryan. She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1993. She also attended USC for undergraduate work, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. At present, Lorri serves as senior policy advisor in council with the autism advocacy organization, Autism Speaks. For her work on Ryan’s law, South Carolina’s groundbreaking autism insurance mandate, Lorri won the Jefferson Award for public service, the Autism Speaks 2008 Advocacy award, the Autism Society of America’s 2008 parents of the year award – with her husband – the Rotary Service Above Self award, the Behavior Analyst’s Certification Board’s Hemmingway award, and the Spencer Volunteer award from South Carolina Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities.