Health insurance; assignment of benefits. (HB1813)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; assignment of benefits. Prohibits insurers issuing individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing hospital, medical and surgical, or major medical coverage on an expense-incurred basis, corporations providing individual or group accident and sickness subscription contracts, health maintenance organizations providing health care plans for health care services, and dental services plans offering or administering prepaid dental services from refusing to accept assignments of benefits executed by covered individuals in favor of health care providers and hospitals. The measure defines an assignment of benefits as 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


01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102794D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/25/2017Impact statement from SCC (HB1813)
01/31/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Passed by for the day
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Amendment by Delegate Leftwich withdrawn
02/06/2017Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/06/2017Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/08/2017Left in Commerce and Labor