Health insurance; policy offered to small employer with 50 or less employees to protect uninsured. (SB920)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


02/19/2009: Merged into SB1411


01/05/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09
01/05/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090282316
01/05/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2009Impact statement from SCC (SB920)
01/26/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (12-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Read second time
01/29/2009Passed by for the day
01/30/2009Read second time
01/30/2009Passed by for the day
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Committee amendment rejected
02/02/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/02/2009Amendment by Senator Reynolds agreed to
02/02/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB920E
02/02/2009Printed as engrossed 090282316-E
02/03/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Impact statement from SCC (SB920E)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2009Assigned C & L sub: 1
02/17/2009Subcommittee recommends incorporating into SB 1411 by voice vote
02/19/2009Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB1411-Watkins)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 26 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2209.


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

The Virginia Interfaith Center opposes this bill.