JPMorgan Chase makes neurological diversity move
US investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co is adding autism benefits for employees participating in the company’s health plan.
Effective from January, intensive behaviour therapy for treatment of autism spectrum disorders, such as Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapy, will be a covered benefit for employees and their families.
“JPMorgan Chase is excited to offer ABA Therapy and provide this important treatment alternative for the children of our employees,” said Stephen Cutler, JPMorgan Chase General Counsel and Advisor to Access Ability, the firm’s Business Resource Group (BRG) for employees affected by disabilities.
“One in 88 children is diagnosed with autism. With almost 160,000 employees enrolled in our US medical plan, we are confident that this important new offering will change the lives of many of our employees.”