Health insurance; essential health benefits, preventive services. (SB1344)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; essential health benefits; preventive services. Requires a health carrier offering or providing a health benefit plan, including (i) short-term and catastrophic health insurance policies, and policies that pay on a cost-incurred basis; (ii) association health plans; (iii) plans provided by a multiple-employer welfare arrangement; (iv) plans provided pursuant to a benefits consortium, the members of which are banks and employers that provide products and services to banks; and (v) plans provided pursuant to a not-for-profit benefits consortium consisting of five or more private educational institutions, to provide, as an essential health benefit, coverage that includes preventive care. Essential health benefits include items and services covered in accordance with regulations issued pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in effect as of January 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103765D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1344)
01/31/2019Committee amendments
01/31/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (4-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)