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VAHB1240PassLegal services plans. Authorizes legal services organizations to provide to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services any registration information or fees on behalf of their legal services plan sellers. Currently, sellers are requi...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 408 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB34EnrollDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB404EnrollHealth insurance; short-term limited-duration medical plans. Prohibits carriers from issuing in the Commonwealth, on or after July 1, 2021, any short-term limited-duration medical plan with a duration that exceeds three months or that can be renewed ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB423EnrollHealth insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors. Requires health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts to provide coverage for hearing aids and related servi...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1037EnrollHealth insurance; short-term limited-duration medical plans. Prohibits carriers from issuing in the Commonwealth, on or after July 1, 2021, any short-term limited-duration medical plan with a duration that exceeds three months or that can be renewed ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1049EnrollProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1506EnrollPharmacists; prescribing, dispensing, and administration of controlled substances. Allows a pharmacist to initiate treatment with and dispense and administer certain drugs and devices to persons 18 years of age or older in accordance with a statewide...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB66EnrollHealth insurance; cost-sharing payments for prescription insulin drugs. Prohibits health insurance companies and other carriers from setting an amount exceeding $50 per 30-day supply that a covered person is required to pay at the point of sale in or...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB172EnrollHealth insurance; payment to out-of-network providers. Provides that when an enrollee receives emergency services from an out-of-network health care provider or receives out-of-network surgical or ancillary services at an in-network facility, the enr...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB623EnrollGender-neutral terms; prohibitions on same-sex marriage and civil unions removed from Code; certain gender-specific crimes; penalty. Replaces the terms "husband" and "wife," as well as related terms, with gender-neutral terms throughout the Code to c...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1057EnrollHealth insurance; clinical nurse specialists. Prohibits health insurers and health service plan providers whose policies or contracts cover services that may be legally performed by a licensed clinical nurse specialist from denying reimbursement beca...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1141EnrollHealth benefit plans; special exception. Eliminates provisions of the Code of Virginia authorizing health carriers to sell, issue, or offer for sale any health benefit plan that would otherwise not be permitted to be sold, issued, or offered for sale...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1251EnrollHealth insurance; payment to out-of-network providers. Provides that when an enrollee receives emergency services from an out-of-network health care provider or receives out-of-network surgical or ancillary services at an in-network facility, the enr...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1429EnrollHealth insurance; nondiscrimination; gender identity or transgender status. Prohibits a health carrier from denying or limiting coverage or imposing additional cost sharing or other limitations or restrictions on coverage, under a health benefit plan...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB95EnrollHealth insurance; essential health benefits; preventive services. Requires a health carrier offering or providing a health benefit plan, including (i) catastrophic health insurance policies and policies that pay on a cost-incurred basis; (ii) associa...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB250EnrollMedicare supplement policies for certain individuals under age 65. Requires each insurer issuing Medicare supplement policies or certificates in the Commonwealth to offer the opportunity of enrolling in at least one of its issued Medicare supplement ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB235EnrollHealth insurance; association health plans. Provides that for policies of group accident and sickness insurance issued to an association, members of such an association may include (i) a self-employed individual and (ii) an employer member with at le...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB251EnrollPharmacy benefits managers; licensure and regulation. Provides that no person is authorized to provide pharmacy benefits management services or otherwise act as a pharmacy benefits manager without first obtaining a license from the State Corporation ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB280EnrollHealth insurance; mental health parity; required report. Codifies an existing requirement that the State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance make an annual report regarding claims information for mental health and substance use disorder bene...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB795EnrollHealth insurance; association health plans. Provides that for policies of group accident and sickness insurance issued to an association, members of such an association may include (i) a self-employed individual and (ii) an employer member with at le...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB822EnrollHealth insurance; credentialing; health care providers. Requires health insurers and other carriers that credential certain health professionals in their provider networks to establish reasonable protocols and procedures for reimbursing such a profes...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB567EnrollDisability insurance; childbirth. Requires each insurer proposing to issue individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing short-term disability income protection coverage whose policies provide coverage for short-term disabili...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB735EnrollPeer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms. Establishes insurance, taxation, recordkeeping, disclosure, and safety recall requirements for peer-to-peer vehicle sharing platforms, defined in the bill.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB718EnrollHealth insurance; interhospital transfer for newborn or mother. Prohibits health insurers from requiring prior authorization for the interhospital transfer of (i) a newborn infant experiencing a life-threatening emergency condition or (ii) the hospit...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB766EnrollHealth care services; explanation of benefits. Authorizes the State Corporation Commission to adopt regulations that establish alternative methods of delivery of the explanation of benefits, provided that such alternative method is in compliance with...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1332EnrollStatewide Telehealth Plan. Directs the Board of Health to develop and implement, by January 1, 2021, and thereafter maintain as a component of the State Health Plan a Statewide Telehealth Plan (the Plan) to promote an integrated approach to the intro...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1428EnrollVirginia Health Benefit Exchange. Creates the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange, which will be established and operated by a new division within the State Corporation Commission (SCC). The Exchange shall facilitate the purchase and sale of qualified h...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB1046EnrollClinical social workers; patient records; involuntary detention orders. Adds clinical social workers to the list of eligible providers that includes treating physicians and clinical psychologists who can disclose or recommend the withholding of patie...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB732EnrollVirginia Health Benefit Exchange. Creates the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange, which will be established and operated by a new division within the State Corporation Commission (SCC). The Exchange shall facilitate the purchase and sale of qualified h...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB861EnrollGroup 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 (i) has been formed an...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB807EnrollHealth care services; explanation of benefits. Authorizes the State Corporation Commission to adopt regulations that establish alternative methods of delivery of the explanation of benefits, provided that such alternative method is in compliance with...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1503EnrollHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum diso...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB1031PassHealth insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum diso...
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2020-03-11
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 305 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB165PassLife and annuities agents; report on examination passage rate. Eliminates the requirement that the State Corporation Commission provide an annual report to the General Assembly on the licensure exam passage rate of candidates for licensure as a life ...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 223 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB154PassReinsurance credits. Conforms Virginia's law regarding credits to insurers for reinsurance ceded to approved assuming insurers to the provisions of the Credit for Reinsurance Model Law of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The bill ...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 208 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB164PassAccident airtrip insurance; vending machine sales. Repeals the authorization for insurers to issue policies of accident airtrip insurance by means of mechanical vending machines in public airports.
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 222 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB233PassInsurance licensing and registration renewal. Makes changes related to renewal of insurance agents' licensure and registration. In 2019, legislation was enacted that becomes effective January 1, 2021, to change the licensing and registration renewal ...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 225 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB951PassMutual assessment property and casualty insurers; notice by electronic delivery. Authorizes a mutual assessment property and casualty insurer to provide notice of assessment by electronic delivery. Under current law, such notice may only be provided ...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 216 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB840PassHealth 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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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 214 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1273PassOrgan, eye, or tissue transplantation; discrimination prohibited. Provides that an individual who is a candidate to receive an anatomical gift for organ, eye, or tissue transplantation and who is otherwise eligible to receive such gift shall not be d...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 217 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1290PassPharmacy benefits managers; licensure and regulation. Provides that no person is authorized to provide pharmacy benefits management services or otherwise act as a pharmacy benefits manager without first obtaining a license from the State Corporation ...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 219 (effective - see bill)
VAHB1334PassInsurance data security; required programs and notifications. Establishes standards for insurance data security and for the investigation of a cybersecurity event and the notification to the Commissioner of Insurance and affected consumers of a cyber...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 264 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB846PassOrgan, eye, or tissue transplantation; discrimination prohibited. Provides that an individual who is a candidate to receive an anatomical gift for organ, eye, or tissue transplantation and who is otherwise eligible to receive such gift shall not be d...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 218 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB605PassHealth 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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2020-03-10
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 215 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB216EngrossHealth 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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2020-03-03
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VASB1047EngrossHealth insurance; narrow network plans. Prohibits a health carrier from offering more than one narrow network plan, as defined in the bill, in a geographic region if any two narrow network plans offered by the health carrier would have the two lowest...
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2020-03-03
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VASB1026EngrossPharmacists; initiating treatment, dispensing, and administering of controlled substances. Includes in the practice of pharmacy initiating treatment, dispensing, and administering of certain drugs and devices by a pharmacist, provided that such pharm...
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2020-02-25
Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (12-Y 10-N)
VASB382EngrossHealth insurance; coverage for prosthetic devices. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts, health maintenance organizations, and the Commonwealth's Medicaid program to provide coverage for prosthe...
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2020-02-20
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VASB243IntroBalance billing; emergency services. Provides that when Balance billing; emergency services. Provides that when a covered person receives covered emergency services from an out-of-network health care provider, the covered person is not required to pa...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB348IntroHealth insurance; authorization of drug prescribed by psychiatrist. Requires that any provider contract between a carrier and a participating health care provider with prescriptive authority, or its contracting agent, provide that no prior authorizat...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
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