Group health benefit plans; bona fide associations. (SB1712)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) 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


01/15/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104349D
01/15/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1712)
01/31/2019Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB1689-Dunnavant) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Commerce and Labor committee on 08/25/2019. It meets on Monday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2443.

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