Health insurance; nondiscrimination, gender identity or transgender status. (HB1864)

Introduced By

Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; nondiscrimination; gender identity or transgender status. Prohibits a health carrier from denying or limiting coverage or imposing additional cost sharing or other limitations or restrictions on coverage, under a health benefit plan for health care services that are ordinarily or exclusively available to covered individuals of one sex, to a transgender individual on the basis of the fact that the individual's sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or gender otherwise recorded is different from the one to which such health services are ordinarily or exclusively available. The measure also prohibits a health carrier from (i) subjecting an individual to discrimination under a health benefit plan on the basis of gender identity or being a transgender individual or (ii) requiring that an individual, as a condition of enrollment or continued enrollment under a health benefit plan, pay a premium that is greater than the premium for a similarly situated covered person enrolled in the plan on the basis of the covered person's gender identity or being a transgender individual. The measure requires health carriers to assess medical necessity according to nondiscriminatory criteria that are consistent with current medical standards. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101437D
01/03/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/15/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB1864)
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Commerce and Labor


Patrick writes:

What, only one transgender bill so far this session, Del. Rodman?? That 0.006% (or less) of your constituency will be very upset with you! Please, for the love of God, will you do the work of the PEOPLE and stop wasting valuable time and energy??
-A tax-paying constituent

AJ writes:

Thank you for using your "valuable time and energy" to work towards providing support and protection for the marginalized people in your constituency. They are PEOPLE, too.
-Another tax-paying constituent