Health insurance; insurers to offer individual or group exclusive policies or contracts. (HB504)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; exclusive provider policies or contracts. Authorizes insurers to offer individual or group exclusive provider policies or contracts, which are insurance policies or contracts that condition the payment of benefits on the use of preferred providers. The insurer is required to provide an option in group contracts whereby each enrollee may, at no additional cost to the group contract holder, may select a benefit for preferred and nonpreferred providers. Exclusive provider policies or contracts (i) may not restrict payment for covered services provided by nonpreferred providers as required under regulations applicable to managed care health insurance plan licensees and (ii) shall provide out-of-network emergency services at the minimum level required by the preferred provider policy or contract. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084554528
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2008Impact statement from SCC (HB504)
01/24/2008Assigned C & L sub: 1
01/24/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Read first time
01/29/2008Read second time
01/29/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB504E
01/29/2008Printed as engrossed 084554528-E
01/30/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Communicated to Senate
01/31/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/04/2008Impact statement from SCC (HB504E)
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 (HB504ER)
02/25/2008Signed by Speaker
02/26/2008Signed by President
02/27/2008Impact statement from SCC (HB504ER)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 214 (effective 7/1/08)
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 215 (effective 7/1/08)
03/06/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0215)