Health insurance; coverage for hearing aids for minors. (HB2601)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance; coverage for hearing aids for minors. Requires health insurers, corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the billed charges of one hearing aid per hearing impaired ear not to exceed $3,000 per hearing aid for minors. The measure requires the coverage to provide the replacement for one hearing aid per hearing impaired ear every 48 months. The measure exempts the requirement for coverage if (i) the contract, policy, or plan is offered by any employer with 10 or fewer employees; (ii) an actuary certifies that providing the coverage will result in an increase in premiums of one percent or more; or (iii) the contract, policy, or plan is offered on a health benefit exchange and the benefits provided exceed the essential health benefits required under § 1302(b) of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The measure applies to policies, contracts, and plans delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on or after January 1, 2020. Amends § 38.2-4319, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103703D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB2601)
01/17/2019Tabled in Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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