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Does Cigna Cover ABA Therapy?

Yes, Cigna covers ABA therapy in certain states and under specific conditions. Read on to learn how Cigna can help cover the costs of ABA therapy.

steven zauderer
Steven Zauderer
August 26th, 2022

Cigna ABA Therapy Coverage

does cigna cover aba therapy

Yes, Cigna covers ABA therapy in certain states and under specific conditions. Certain states require regulated benefit plans to provide coverage for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of autistic children, including ABA therapy.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy helps children learn social and learning skills that help them live a more normal and independent life. It can help children diagnosed with autism improve relationships.

There are years of scientific evidence and research which proves that ABA therapy helps many children with autism learn new skills.

For ABA to make a meaningful impact on your child's behavior, your family needs to work with a qualified provider to ensure your child is getting the personalized therapy they need.

ABA therapy is expensive if paid out-of-pocket, but there's no need to do so. There are plenty of insurance providers, including Cigna, that cover a significant percentage of the cost of ABA therapy.

Cigna is a global health services organization with an objective to promote well-being, health, and peace of mind by simplifying health care, and making it more predictable and affordable.

Benefits of Cigna's coverage plans for behavioral therapy

There are many benefits to getting insurance coverage from Cigna for autism treatment. Here are some:

  1. It covers up to 40 hours per week of one-on-one therapy with a certified expert for children.
  2. Cigna's insurance coverage for speech-generating equipment varies by plan.
  3. Cigna will work with your family to evaluate all of your child's treatment costs and offer a list of specific options that will help minimize the cost of insurance premiums.
  4. Cigna's website has a section for children with autism. There you'll find expert guidance on common challenges parents and carers of autistic children might experience. To learn more, visit the link in our "References" section, and you'll find an abundance of useful resources.

CrossRiverTherapy is proud to provide life-changing autism care for children ages 1-21 on the autism spectrum.

Our dedicated team of clinical psychologists work with children across the U.S. to help them learn how to live a normal life on the spectrum.

Our mission from day one is to make sure no child is left behind, and that every child has the opportunity to learn and grow. Contact us today to check your insurance coverage with CrossRiverTherapy.


  1. Cigna's Knowledge Center article about autism
  2. Cigna's Wellness Library
  3. Cigna's Summary Of Benefits
  4. Cigna's Medical Coverage Policy
steven zauderer

CEO of CrossRiverTherapy - a national ABA therapy company based in the USA.

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