Health care coverage; premium payments for certain service members. (HB642)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Military Affairs; health care premium payments for certain service members. Provides that if the Governor has declared a state of emergency that activated the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force, then the Department of Military Affairs (the Department) is authorized to pay, for any service member of the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force that was called to state active duty under a declaration of a state of emergency for at least 14 consecutive days, the portion of the premium for such service member's health care coverage previously paid by the service member's employer, provided that the service member provides satisfactory evidence to the Department demonstrating that (i) immediately prior to being called to state active duty, the service member was employed and received health care coverage through his employer, (ii) the employer paid a premium to maintain the service member's health care coverage, and (iii) as a result of the service member's state active duty status, the employer is no longer paying such premium. The bill authorizes the Department to use the sum sufficient identified in the relevant state of emergency declaration for any such payment. The bill requires the Department to establish policies, procedures, and protocols to implement and record any payment authorized by this section and to report annually by November 1 to the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs all such payments made. Read the Bill »


01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Public Safety Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102459D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety

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