Accident and sickness insurance; ethics and fairness in carrier business practices. (HB322)

Introduced By

Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester) with support from co-patron Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; carrier business practices. Prohibits a health insurance carrier from establishing or implementing a policy or procedure that allows the carrier to deny payment of a claim solely because the covered subscriber or dependent has not responded to an inquiry regarding the existence of other health insurance coverage. The measure also requires carriers to pay clear claims submitted electronically within 14 days following receipt. Currently, all clear claims must be paid within 40 days, regardless of the medium by which the claim is submitted. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062643428
01/04/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2006Assigned C & L sub: Insurance (Hargrove)
01/25/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB322)
02/02/2006Continued to 2007 in Commerce and Labor
12/08/2006Left in Commerce and Labor