Group health insurance policies; provide a discount to employers who institute wellness programs. (HB548)

Introduced By

Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville) with support from co-patrons Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), and Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Group health insurance policies; wellness programs.  Allows group health insurance policies to provide a discount of up to five percent to employers who institute employee wellness programs. The bill also allows an employer instituting and maintaining an employee wellness program to require any employee wishing to enroll to undergo a health assessment as a condition of enrollment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102759D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Read first time
01/29/2010Read second time
01/29/2010Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB548E
01/29/2010Printed as engrossed 10102759D-E
02/01/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/01/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB548E)
02/22/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Read third time
02/25/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB548ER)
03/03/2010Signed by Speaker
03/04/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB548ER)
03/06/2010Signed by President
04/08/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 272 (effective 7/1/10)
04/08/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0272)