Mandated health insurance; not applicable if exceed essential benefits package. (SB518)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Mandated health insurance benefits; essential benefits package.  Provides that health insurance plans will not be required, effective January 1, 2014, to provide coverage for state-mandated health benefits to the extent that the benefit is not an essential benefit that is required to be covered under a qualified health plan offered within a health benefit exchange established pursuant to the federal health reform law. The measure also provides that the entity operating a health benefit exchange for Virginia shall not condition its approval to the offering of a health plan within the health benefit exchange upon the plan's providing coverage for a state-mandated health benefit, to the extent that the state-mandated health benefit is not an essential benefit, that is required to be covered under a qualified health plan offered within the health benefit exchange. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101460D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2012Assigned C&L sub: Health Insurance
01/20/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB518)
02/13/2012Continued to 2013 in Commerce and Labor (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB213.