Pediatric oral health; essential health benefits. (SB484)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pediatric oral health benefits; reasonable assurance of provision. Declares that a health carrier that makes available in the small group market or individual market a health benefit plan that does not include the minimum essential pediatric oral health benefits required under the federal Affordable Care Act shall be deemed to have obtained reasonable assurance that the pediatric oral health benefits are provided to the plan's purchaser if (i) at least one qualified dental plan offers such benefits and is available for purchase, (ii) the health carrier prominently discloses that its plan does not provide the required benefits, and (iii) the entity offering the qualified dental plan providing the required benefits is licensed to provide them in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102803D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB484)
01/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB484)
01/20/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Committee substitute printed 14104099D-S1
01/22/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB484S1)
01/22/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Read second time
01/23/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104099D-S1
01/23/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB484S1
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB484)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB484S1)
01/24/2014Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2014Placed on Calendar
01/31/2014Read first time
01/31/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2014Read second time
02/21/2014Passed by for the day
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB484ER)
02/26/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB484ER)
02/26/2014Signed by Speaker
02/28/2014Signed by President
03/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 369 (effective 7/1/14)
03/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0369)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.