Health benefit plans; prescription drugs, tiers. (HB702)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health benefit plans; prescription drugs; tiers. Prohibits a health carrier offering a health benefit plan that provides coverage for prescription drugs from implementing a formulary that places a prescription drug on the highest cost-sharing tier unless at least one prescription drug that is in the same therapeutic class and is a medically appropriate alternative treatment for a given disease or condition is available at a lower cost-sharing tier under the formulary. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101490D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #2
01/19/2016Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB702)
01/28/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/29/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB702)
02/16/2016Left in Commerce and Labor