Health insurance; SCC, et al., to perform plan management functions, review of premium rates. (HB1769)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; plan management and rate review. Authorizes the State Corporation Commission (SCC), with assistance from the Virginia Department of Health, to perform plan management functions required to certify health benefit plans for participation in a federally facilitated health benefit exchange in Virginia. This obligation is contingent upon the availability of full funding, technology infrastructure being made available to the SCC, and there being no other impediments that effectively prevent the SCC from performing any required plan management functions. In addition, the SCC's obligation to perform plan management functions is contingent upon receiving federal funding sufficient to pay the operating expenses necessary to carry out the functions. The SCC may contract with and enter into memoranda of understanding to carry out its plan management functions with any state or federal agency. The measure also authorizes the SCC to review and approve accident and sickness insurance premium rates applicable to health benefit plans in the individual and small group markets and health benefit plans providing health insurance coverage in the individual market through certain non-employer group plans. The power to review and approve rates is a condition to the SCC being found to be an effective regulator of such rates. Finally, the measure authorizes the Virginia Department of Health to assist the SCC in carrying out the plan management functions. The measure will take effect upon its passage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/13 13103480D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2013Impact statement from SCC (HB1769)
01/31/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Committee substitute printed 13104489D-H1
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104489D-H1
02/04/2013Amendment by Delegate Kilgore agreed to
02/04/2013Emergency clause deleted
02/04/2013Motion to pass by Amendments by Delegate Marshall, R.G. agreed to
02/04/2013Motion to pass by Amendment by Delegate Marshall, R.G. agreed to
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1769EH1
02/04/2013Printed as engrossed 13104489D-EH1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (70-Y 30-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/08/2013Impact statement from SCC (HB1769EH1)
02/08/2013Impact statement from SCC (HB1769H1)
02/11/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Committee substitute printed 13105047D-S1
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Impact statement from SCC (HB1769S1)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105047D-S1
02/14/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1769S1
02/14/2013Passed Senate with substitute (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Placed on Calendar
02/18/2013Senate substitute agreed to by House 13105047D-S1 (60-Y 40-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (60-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1769ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from SCC (HB1769ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
03/21/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 670 (effective 7/1/13)
03/21/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0670)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 15 minutes.