Health benefit plans; exception for certain plans previously approved, waiver for navigator program. (SB477)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Noncompliant health benefit plans. Authorizes a health carrier to continue offering, issuing, issuing for delivery, delivering, selling, or renewing any health benefit plan that provides the same coverage, limits, conditions, restrictions, and benefits as a health benefit plan that the State Corporation Commission had approved prior to July 1, 2013. The measure also directs the Secretary of Health and Human Resources (HHR) to obtain from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services a waiver from the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in order to have all federal funds allocated for navigators in the Commonwealth be paid into the general fund and to allow the Secretary of HHR to establish criteria for, select, and award grants to navigators for the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103243D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB477)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB477)
02/03/2014Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)