SB407: Disability insurance; disability arising out of childbirth.


SENATE BILL NO. 407
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor
on February 7, 2022)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Dunnavant)
A BILL to amend and reenact § 38.2-3407.11:4 of the Code of Virginia, relating to disability insurance; disability arising out of childbirth.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 38.2-3407.11:4 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 38.2-3407.11:4. Disability arising out of childbirth; minimum benefit.

A. Each insurer proposing to issue individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing short-term disability income protection coverage whose policies provide coverage for short-term disability arising out of childbirth shall, notwithstanding a disability determination or medical necessity requirement, provide for 12 weeks of income protection coverage for a payable benefit of at least 12 weeks immediately following childbirth for such a disability.

B. The provisions of this section shall apply to any policy delivered or issued for delivery in the Commonwealth on and after July 1, 2021.

SENATE BILL NO. 407

Offered January 12, 2022
Prefiled January 11, 2022
A BILL to amend and reenact § 38.2-3407.11:4 of the Code of Virginia, relating to disability insurance; disability arising out of childbirth.
Patron-- Dunnavant

Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 38.2-3407.11:4 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 38.2-3407.11:4. Disability arising out of childbirth; minimum benefit.

A. Each insurer proposing to issue individual or group accident and sickness insurance policies providing short-term disability income protection coverage whose policies provide coverage for short-term disability arising out of childbirth shall provide coverage for a payable benefit of at least 12 weeks immediately following childbirth for such a disability.

B. The provisions of this section shall apply to any policy delivered or issued for delivery in the Commonwealth on and after July 1, 2021.