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VAHB2345PassHealth insurance rates; minimum loss ratios. Codifies certain provisions that currently are set out in regulations adopted by the State Corporation Commission pertaining to the establishment of minimum loss ratios to assure that the benefits provided...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 607 (effective 7/1/19)
VASB1415PassPublic adjusters. Provides that public adjusting includes soliciting an insured. The measure expands the list of activities in which any person other than a licensed public adjuster is prohibited from engaging to include (i) preparing, completing, or...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 627 (effective 7/1/19)
VASB1411PassBurn buildings; change in terminology. Changes the term "burn buildings" in the Code of Virginia to "live fire training structures" to conform to the terminology used by the National Fire Protection Association and the Virginia Department of Fire Pro...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 509 (effective 7/1/19)
VAHB2577PassHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals of ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0452)
VASB1693PassHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals of ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0451)
VAHB2723PassPortable electronics insurance; notices. Authorizes an insurer or vendor of portable electronics insurance to issue notices and correspondence by mail or by electronic means. The bill provides that a consumer's provision of an electronic mail address...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 523 (effective 7/1/19)
VASB1475PassHealth insurance; small employers. Revises the definition of "small employer" for purposes of group health insurance policies to provide that an individual who performs any service for remuneration under a contract of hire for (i) a corporation in wh...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0450)
VAHB2538PassBalance billing; elective services. Requires a facility where a covered person receives scheduled elective services to post the required notice or inform the covered person of the required notice at the time of pre-admission or pre-registration. The ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0432)
VASB1734PassHealth policies; variances in area rating factors. Requires a rate filing by a health carrier that proposes area rate factors in the individual or small group market that exceed the weighted average of the proposed area rate factors among all rating ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0440)
VAHB2770PassHealth policies; variances in area rating factors. Requires a rate filing by a health carrier that proposes area rate factors in the individual or small group market that exceed the weighted average of the proposed area rate factors among all rating ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0439)
VAHB2719PassHealth insurance; small employers. Revises the definition of "small employer" for purposes of group health insurance policies to provide that an individual who performs any service for remuneration under a contract of hire for (i) a corporation in wh...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0383)
VAHB1640PassHealth carriers; nurse practitioners. Requires health insurers and health services plan providers whose policies or contracts cover services that may be legally performed by licensed nurse practitioners to provide equal coverage for such services whe...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0332)
VAHB1883PassMotor vehicle insurance policies; foster parents and foster children. Prohibits an insurer from refusing to issue or failing to renew a motor vehicle insurance policy solely because of the status of the applicant or policyholder, as applicable, as a ...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0334)
VASB1178PassHealth carriers; nurse practitioners. Requires health insurers and health services plan providers whose policies or contracts cover services that may be legally performed by licensed nurse practitioners to provide equal coverage for such services whe...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0333)
VAHB2126PassHealth insurance; step therapy protocols. Requires carriers issuing health benefit plans that develop step therapy protocols for a health benefit plan to ensure that those step therapy protocols are (i) developed and endorsed by a multidisciplinary p...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0337)
VAHB2186PassTravel insurance. Establishes procedures and requirements for travel protection plans and travel administrators. The measure establishes travel insurance as an inland marine line of insurance sold by property and casualty insurance agents. The measur...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0346)
VASB1565PassTravel insurance. Establishes procedures and requirements for travel protection plans and travel administrators. The measure establishes travel insurance as an inland marine line of insurance sold by property and casualty insurance agents. The measur...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0266)
VAHB1970PassTelemedicine services; coverage. Requires insurers, corporations, or health maintenance organizations to cover medically necessary remote patient monitoring services as part of their coverage of telemedicine services to the full extent that these ser...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0211)
VASB1221PassTelemedicine services; coverage. Requires insurers, corporations, or health maintenance organizations to cover medically necessary remote patient monitoring services as part of their coverage of telemedicine services to the full extent that these ser...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0219)
VAHB1661EnrollAssociation health benefit plans established by associations of employers; health benefit plans for members of certain agricultural organizations. Authorizes a trust, as a benefits consortium, to sell health benefits plans to members of a sponsoring ...
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2019-03-04
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VAHB2230EnrollInsurance; use of credit rating. Clarifies what constitutes adverse action in the use of credit in the rating and underwriting of homeowners and private passenger automobile insurance policies. An insurer is required to notify the applicant or insure...
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2019-03-04
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VAHB2561EnrollPharmacy audits; pharmacy benefits managers. Requires that any contract between a carrier and its intermediary pursuant to which the intermediary has the right or obligation to conduct audits of participating pharmacy providers and any provider contr...
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2019-03-04
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1607EnrollHealth insurance; carrier business practices; authorization of health care services. Provides that if a carrier has previously authorized an invasive or surgical health care service as medically necessary and during the procedure the health care prov...
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2019-03-04
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1674EnrollHealth insurance; short-term, limited-duration health plans; guaranteed option. Provides that any carrier offering short-term, limited-duration health plans may offer for sale a guaranteed option, defined in the bill as a contract or agreement betwee...
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2019-03-04
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1685EnrollHealth insurance; credentialing; mental health professionals. Requires health insurers and other carriers that credential the mental health professionals in their provider networks to establish reasonable protocols and procedures for reimbursing a me...
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2019-03-04
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1689EnrollGroup health benefit plans; bona fide associations; benefits consortium. Provides that certain trusts constitute a benefits consortium and are authorized to sell health benefits plans to members of a sponsoring association that is a nonstock corporat...
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2019-03-04
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VAHB1682EnrollInsurance networks; dental services. Establishes limits on the ability of a health carrier or third-party administrator to sell or otherwise grant access, as provided in a dentist's or oral surgeon's provider contract, to a third-party carrier. The m...
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2019-02-28
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VAHB1836EnrollFire insurance policies; change in amount of coverage. Prohibits an insurer from increasing or decreasing the amount of fire insurance coverage, including fire insurance in combination with other coverage, on commercial property under a policy that h...
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2019-02-28
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VAHB2515EnrollHealth insurance; payments made on behalf of enrollee. Requires any carrier issuing a health plan in the Commonwealth to count any payments made by another person on the enrollee's behalf, as well as payments made by the enrollee, when calculating th...
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2019-02-28
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VAHB2639EnrollHealth care shared savings; incentive programs. Requires health carriers to establish a comparable health care service incentive program under which savings are shared with a covered person who elects to receive a covered comparable health care servi...
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2019-02-28
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VAHB2109EnrollGuaranteed asset protection waivers. Establishes requirements for offering guaranteed asset protection (GAP) waivers, which are agreements, entered into as a part of or addendum to a motor vehicle financing agreement, under which the creditor agrees ...
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2019-02-28
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VAHB2443EnrollGroup health benefit plans; bona fide associations; benefits consortium. Provides that certain trusts constitute a benefits consortium and are authorized to sell health benefits plans to members of a sponsoring association that is a nonstock corporat...
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2019-02-28
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1161EnrollExpedited review of adverse coverage determinations; cancer patients. Provides that a covered person shall not be required to have exhausted his health carrier's internal appeal process before seeking an external review of an adverse determination re...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1611EnrollHealth care shared savings; incentive programs. Requires health carriers to establish a comparable health care service incentive program under which savings are shared with a covered person who elects to receive a covered comparable health care servi...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1596EnrollHealth insurance; payments made on behalf of enrollee. Requires any carrier issuing a health plan in the Commonwealth to count any payments made by another person on the enrollee's behalf, as well as payments made by the enrollee, when calculating th...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VAHB2260EnrollHealth insurance; catastrophic health plans. Authorizes health carriers to offer catastrophic plans on the individual market and to offer such plans to all individuals. The measure provides that a catastrophic plan is deemed to provide an essential h...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VAHB1759EnrollInsurance holding companies; internationally active insurance groups. Authorizes a designated state to act as a group-wide supervisor for an internationally active insurance group (IAIG). An IAIG is an insurance holding company group that has premium...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VAHB1915EnrollExpedited review of adverse coverage determinations; cancer patients. Provides that a covered person shall not be required to have exhausted his health carrier's internal appeal process before seeking an external review of an adverse determination re...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1027EnrollHealth insurance; catastrophic health plans. Authorizes health carriers to offer catastrophic plans on the individual market and to offer such plans to all individuals. The measure provides that a catastrophic plan is deemed to provide an essential h...
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2019-02-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1197EnrollPharmacies; freedom of choice. Requires carriers that provide exclusive provider policies and contracts to allow consumers freedom of choice for pharmacy benefits. This requirement currently applies to health insurers, health services plans, and heal...
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2019-02-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1222EnrollInsurance licensing and continuing education course requirements. Requires the biennial renewal, for individuals and business entities, of licenses by insurance agents, consultants, public adjusters, surplus lines brokers, and viatical settlement bro...
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2019-02-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1325EnrollGuaranteed asset protection waivers. Establishes requirements for offering guaranteed asset protection (GAP) waivers, which are agreements, entered into as a part of or addendum to a motor vehicle financing agreement, under which the creditor agrees ...
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2019-02-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1293EnrollUninsured motorist insurance coverage; settlement and release. Provides that any release executed as a result of a liability insurer settling a personal injury claim with an underinsured claimant for the available limits of the liability insurer's co...
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2019-02-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
VASB1402EngrossHealth care provider panels; vertically integrated carriers; public hospitals. Requires any vertically integrated carrier to offer to every public hospital participation in each provider panel or network established for each of the vertically integra...
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2019-02-19
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB1763EngrossBalance billing; emergency and elective services. Directs health carriers that provide individual or group health insurance that provide any benefits with respect to services rendered in an emergency department of a hospital to pay directly to an out...
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2019-02-19
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1117EngrossUninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith. Provides that if an insurance company denies, refuses, or fails to pay its insured, or refuses a reasonable settlement demand within the policy's coverage limits for a claim for unins...
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2019-02-14
Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (19-Y 3-N)
VAHB2223EngrossPharmacies; delivery of prescription drugs; pharmacy benefits managers. Requires health carriers to administer its health benefit plans in a manner consistent with, or include in contracts for pharmacy benefits management, criteria and provisions tha...
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2019-02-14
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (11-Y 4-N)
VAHB1701IntroGender-neutral terms; assisted conception; prohibitions on Gender-neutral terms; assisted conception; prohibitions on same-sex marriage and civil unions; certain gender-specific crimes; penalty. Replaces the terms "husband" and "wife" as well as rela...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB2177IntroHealth insurance; formula and enteral nutrition products. Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations whose policy, contract, or plan includes coverage for medicines to classify medically necessary f...
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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB1714IntroBalance billing; emergency services. Directs health carriers that provide individual or group health insurance that provide any benefits with respect to services rendered in an emergency department of a hospital to pay directly to an out-of-network h...
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2019-02-05
To House Appropriations Committee
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