Health insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors. (HB1594)

Introduced By

Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors. Requires health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts to provide coverage for hearing aids and related services for children 18 years of age or younger when a licensed audiologist prescribes such hearing aids and related services. The coverage includes one hearing aid per hearing-impaired ear, up to a cost of $1,500, every 24 months. The measure applies to policies, contracts, and plans delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on and after January 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/15/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105878D
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/31/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
02/04/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/06/2020Continued to 2021 in Labor and Commerce
02/21/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1594)
12/04/2020Left in Labor and Commerce