Health carriers; participation in health benefit exchange, requirement for conducting activities. (SB671)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health carriers; participation in health benefit exchange; requirement for conducting insurance activities. Prohibits a health carrier from engaging in the business of insurance in the Commonwealth or administering, sponsoring, selling, or providing a policy, coverage or services under a health plan or program for state or local employees or a Medicaid managed care program unless the health carrier is actively participating in any health benefit exchange established or operated in the Commonwealth. The measure defines "actively participating in the exchange" as offering health benefits plans on an exchange (i) in the individual market; (ii) at the bronze and silver levels, and at any other level at the health carrier's discretion; and (iii) in every locality in the Commonwealth in which the health carrier conducts any of the foregoing activities. Read the Bill »


01/29/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101621D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB671)
01/29/2018Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB844-Dunnavant) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)