On July 1, 2019, many Massachusetts private health insurance plans began paying for certain Behavioral Health services for Children and Adolescents (BHCA). Additional behavioral health services will begin on July 1, 2020 (Additional Services). You will need to check with your insurance plan or your employer’s human resources department to find out if your health insurance will cover these important services. The contact information for your insurance plan is on your health insurance card.
- BHCA Service Descriptions
- Information by Carrier
- Family Insurance and BHCA
- List of Carrier Contacts
Please note that this contact list is meant for provider questions related to contracting behavioral health services ONLY. Questions about specific insurance benefits should be addressed to membership services in your insurance company.
- Membership contacts for families
Division of Insurance Bulletins
The Division of Insurance has issued a set of bulletins instructing commercial insurers to provide a new behavioral health benefit for children and adolescents, sometimes called BHCA.
For families with MassHealth secondary: MassHealth has extended the transition period end date for intermediate services (BHCA) from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
Read more from here: MassHealth Guidance on Transition to Commercial Coverage of Intermediate Services
Autism Insurance Resource Center
Are you unsure if insurance covers needed services? The experts at the Autism Insurance Resource Center (AIRC) can help (even if your child doesn’t have autism)!