Accident and sickness insurance, group; coverage for full-time students. (HB196)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Group health insurance; coverage for students. Clarifies that when a group health insurance policy provides coverage for a dependent child who is a full-time student and who becomes unable to continue as a full-time student due to a medical condition, coverage under the policy will continue if the childs treating physician certifies that the childs absence is medically necessary. Coverage for the child shall continue until (i) the date that is 12 months from the date the child ceases to be a full-time student or (ii) the date the child no longer qualifies under the group policy, whichever first occurs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080046408
12/27/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB196)
01/15/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2008Read first time
01/18/2008Read second time
01/18/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/18/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB196E
01/18/2008Printed as engrossed 080046408-E
01/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB196E)
01/21/2008Read third time and passed House (96-Y 0-N)
01/21/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Communicated to Senate
01/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Read third time
02/21/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB196ER)
02/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB196ER)
02/25/2008Signed by Speaker
02/26/2008Signed by President
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 208 (effective 7/1/08)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 209 (effective 7/1/08)
03/06/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0209)