Health insurance; policy offered to small employer with 50 or less employees to protect uninsured. (HB2209)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance; policies to protect the uninsured. Authorizes health insurers, health plans, and health maintenance organizations to offer "Protect the Uninsured" (PTU) policies. PTU polices may be sold to small employers with no more than 50 employees, to provide coverage for their employees who have been uninsured for the preceding six months. The coverage provided under a PTU policy will be determined at the discretion of the health insurer issuing the policy, and specifically is not required to include state-mandated health benefits. This bill is a recommendation of the Small Business Commission. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/14/2009Committee
01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090285508
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2209)
01/21/2009Assigned C & L sub: 2
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends incorporating into HB2024 by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Commerce and Labor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB920.

Comments

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The Virginia Interfaith Center opposes this bill.