Virginia Health Benefit Exchange; created, report. (SB488)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Health Benefit Exchange.  Creates the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange, which will be established and operated by a new division within the State Corporation Commission. The Exchange shall facilitate the purchase and sale of qualified health plans and qualified dental plans to qualified individuals and qualified employers. The Exchange will be funded by assessments on health insurers offering plans in the Exchange. A health plan will not be required to cover any state mandated health benefit if federal law does not require it to be covered as part of the essential benefits package. Read the Bill »


02/13/2012: Merged into SB496


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100912D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2012Assigned C&L sub: Health Insurance
01/24/2012Impact statement from SCC (SB488)
02/13/2012Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB496-Watkins) (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)