Health insurance; independent external reviews. (HB1928)

Introduced By

Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; independent external reviews.  Expands the scope of Virginia's process for independent reviews of a health carrier's adverse decision regarding covered health care benefits, in order to comply with requirements of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The measure (i) eliminates the minimum eligibility threshold, (ii) eliminates the $50 filing fee, and (iii) expands situations for which an independent external review may be requested to include covered persons of all licensed health carriers. Currently, only persons covered by managed care health insurance programs may request an independent external review. Under this measure, insurers are required to incur the full cost of every review; currently, the Commonwealth incurs the cost of any review that does not result in denied services being covered. The measure tracks the Uniform Health Carrier External Review Model Act prepared by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101708D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/27/2011Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/27/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/31/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB1928)
02/01/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (17-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Committee substitute printed 11104563D-H1
02/03/2011Read first time
02/04/2011Read second time
02/04/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104563D-H1
02/04/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1928H1
02/06/2011Passed by for the day
02/07/2011Read third time and passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/07/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Read third time
02/17/2011Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB1928H1)
02/23/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1928ER)
02/23/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
02/24/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB1928ER)
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (HB1928ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 788 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0788)


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 55 seconds.