Health insurance; assignment of benefits. (HB1251)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; assignment of benefits. Prohibits health care coverage plan providers from refusing to accept assignments of benefits executed by covered individuals in favor of health care providers and hospitals. The bill is applicable to (i) insurers issuing individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing hospital, medical and surgical, or major medical coverage on an expense-incurred basis, (ii) corporations providing individual or group accident and sickness subscription contracts, (iii) health maintenance organizations providing health care plans for health care services, and (iv) dental services plans offering or administering prepaid dental services. An "assignment of benefits" is the transfer of health care coverage reimbursement benefits or other rights under an insurance policy, subscription contract, or health care plan by an insured, subscriber, or plan enrollee to a health care provider or hospital. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104501D
01/19/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2016Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
02/03/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB1251)
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
02/11/2016Continued to 2017 in Commerce and Labor
12/01/2016Left in Commerce and Labor