Health insurance; SCC, et al., to perform plan management functions, review of premium rates. (SB922)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


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


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/13 13103184D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB922)
01/15/2013Assigned C&L sub: Health Insurance
01/23/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB922)
01/28/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Committee substitute printed 13104644D-S1
01/29/2013Incorporates SB1084
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104644D-S1
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB922S1
02/01/2013Read third time and defeated by Senate (30-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Requires 31 affirmative votes for passage
02/01/2013Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Passed by temporarily
02/01/2013Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2013Amendment by Senator Watkins agreed to
02/01/2013Emergency clause deleted
02/01/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB922ES1
02/01/2013Printed as engrossed 13104644D-ES1
02/01/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Passed Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/08/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB922ES1)
02/08/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB922S1)
02/11/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Committee substitute printed 13105046D-H1
02/13/2013Read second time
02/14/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB922H1)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105046D-H1
02/14/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB922H1
02/14/2013Passed House with substitute (64-Y 35-N)
02/14/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (64-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Title replaced 13105046D-S1
02/18/2013Emergency clause deleted
02/18/2013Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013House substitute agreed to by Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB922ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB922ER)
02/21/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
03/21/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 679 (effective 7/1/13)
03/21/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0679)


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 20 minutes.