Group health insurance; enrollment opportunities. (HB317)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Group health insurance; enrollment opportunities.  Requires a group health insurance plan to offer enrollment opportunities for employees and dependents who are eligible for coverage under, but not enrolled in, the plan upon their (i) losing eligibility for coverage under the Commonwealth's Medicaid or FAMIS program or (ii) becoming eligible for premium assistance under either program. In order to enroll, the employee or dependent must request coverage within 60 days of being terminated from coverage under the state program or 60 days of becoming eligible for premium assistance. Employers providing such group plans are required to notify employees of their potential eligibility for premium assistance under these state programs and to disclose to the Department of Medical Assistance Services, upon request, information to permit the Department to determine the cost-effectiveness of any premium assistance provided. The measure codifies provisions of the federal Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103709D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2010Assigned C & L sub: #2
01/26/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB317)
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/04/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Committee substitute printed 10104706D-H1
02/09/2010Read first time
02/10/2010Read second time
02/10/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104706D-H1
02/10/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB317H1
02/11/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/11/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2010Rereferred from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
03/01/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Committee substitute printed 10105668D-S1
03/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Read third time
03/04/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105668D-S1
03/04/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB317S1
03/04/2010Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Placed on Calendar
03/08/2010Senate substitute agreed to by House 10105668D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
03/08/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB317S1)
03/13/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB317ER)
03/13/2010Signed by Speaker
03/15/2010Signed by President
03/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB317ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 504 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0504)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.