Health insurance, basic; HMOs to offer plans that do not include state-mandated benefits. (HB556)

Introduced By

Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Availability of basic health insurance.  Authorizes health maintenance organizations to offer and sell to small employers group health care plans for health care services that do not include all of the state-mandated health insurance benefits. Currently, such limited coverage may be offered by health insurers and corporations providing subscription contracts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103796D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2010Committee substitute printed 10104456D-H1
01/25/2010Read first time
01/26/2010Passed by for the day
01/27/2010Passed by for the day
01/28/2010Passed by for the day
01/29/2010Passed by for the day
02/01/2010Read second time
02/01/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104456D-H1
02/01/2010Speaker ruled Amendments by Delegate Armstrong not germane
02/01/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB556H1
02/02/2010Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/02/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB556H1)
02/22/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 1-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 (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB556ER)
03/03/2010Signed by Speaker
03/04/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB556ER)
03/06/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 515 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0515)


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 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB642.