Accident and sickness insurance; minimum standards. (SB337)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Accident and sickness insurance; minimum standards. Authorizes the State Corporation Commission to issue rules and regulations related to accident and sickness insurance minimum standards and excepted benefits and provides that the purpose of such rules and regulations is to establish (i) the minimum standards for filing of policy forms for individual and small group health benefit plans, (ii) the minimum standards, terms, and coverages for individual and group accident and sickness policies known as excepted benefits, and (iii) the minimum standards for short-term limited-duration insurance. The bill directs the Commission to ensure that such standards are simple and understandable and are not misleading or unreasonably confusing, and that the sale of such policies provides for full disclosure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101309D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB337)
01/17/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2022Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2022Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/24/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Passed House (98-Y 2-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Passage (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB337ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/04/2022Signed by Speaker
03/08/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB337ER)
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 531 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0531)

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