Health insurance; multiple employer welfare arrangements. (HB1538)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; multiple employer welfare arrangements.  Exempts multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs) that are comprised only of banks and a plan-sponsoring organization, and their respective employees, from the provisions of the Commonwealth's insurance laws. Currently, such an exemption applies to MEWAs comprised of banks and their employees. A plan-sponsoring organization has the same meaning as a "bona fide association" under the provisions of Title 38.2 (Insurance) that apply to the offering of the essential and standard plan in the small employer market. The term "plan-sponsoring organization" includes any subsidiary of such an association. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100900D
12/28/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2011Committee substitute printed 11104237D-H1
01/19/2011Substitute bill reprinted 11104237D-H1
01/20/2011Read first time
01/21/2011Read second time
01/21/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104237D-H1
01/21/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1538H1
01/24/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/01/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB1538H1)
02/21/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read third time
02/23/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1538ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/07/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB1538ER)
03/22/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 329 (effective 7/1/11)
03/22/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0329)


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.