Health insurance; continuation of group health coverage upon termination of eligibility. (HB315)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; continuation of coverage under group policy.  Expands the ability of a person who becomes ineligible for coverage under a group health insurance policy to exercise the option to continue coverage under the group policy by (i) eliminating the policyholder's option to have the insurer issue the person an individual policy; (ii) extending the maximum length of continued coverage from 90 days to 12 months; (iii) allowing premiums to be paid monthly; and (iv) requiring the policyholder to inform the persons insured under the group policy of the option. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103718D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2010Assigned C & L sub: #2
01/27/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB315)
02/04/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Committee substitute printed 10105048D-H1
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105048D-H1
02/15/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB315H1
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB315H1)
03/01/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Read third time
03/04/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB315ER)
03/11/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/01/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB315ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 503 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0503)


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 1 minute.