Group health benefit plans; bona fide associations. (SB1353)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Group health benefit plans; bona fide associations. Replaces references to "bona fide association," as used in provisions applicable to health care plans in the small employer market, with the term "sponsoring association." The measure defines "sponsoring association" as a nonstock corporation that, among other conditions, has been actively in existence for 10 years, has at least five members, has been formed for purposes other than obtaining or providing health benefits, and operates as a nonprofit entity. Read the Bill »


01/31/2019: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103025D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1353)
01/31/2019Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB1689-Dunnavant) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)