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INSURANCE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(CD) Carried over from 2002 session but died in committee on or before December 9th


Accident and sickness insurance, group; coverage for household members. Amending  38.2-3525. (Patron-Dillard, HB 2779 (F))
Accident and sickness insurance, group; record of claims experience. Amending  38.2-3540.1. (Patron-Carrico, HB 2803 (Chapter 654))
Annuity contracts; minimum interest rate. Amending  38.2-3221. (Patron-Bryant, HB 2609 (Chapter 440))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act; regulations, study on revision of fees. Amending  2.2-3701, 2.2-3705, 38.2-5001, 38.2-5002, 38.2-5004, 38.2-5004.1, 38.2-5005, 38.2-5007, 38.2-5008, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5015 and 38.2-5016; adding  38.2-5002.1, 38.2-5002.2, 38.2-5009.1 and 38.2-5016.1. (Patron-Woodrum, HB 2048 (Chapter 897))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act; transfers jurisdiction to determine eligibility and make awards from Workers’ Compensation Commission to circuit courts. Amending 38.2-5000 through 38.2-5004.1, 38.2-5006, 38.2-5008, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5010, 38.2-5013, 38.2-5014, 38.2-5015, 38.2-5017, 38.2-5018, 38.2-5020 and 38.2-5021; repealing  38.2-5007, 38.2-5011, 38.2-5012 and 38.2-5016. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 714 (CD))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; requirements. Amending  32.1-127, 38.2-5002, 38.2-5004, 38.2-5005, 38.2-5008, 38.2-5016 and 38.2-5020. (Patron-Devolites, HB 2307 (I) See HB2048)
Catastrophic Event Reinsurance Fund; created. Adding  38.2-5906, 38.2-5907 and 38.2-5908. (Patron-Purkey, HB 902 (CD))
Children’s health insurance; enrollment period and eligibility for Medicaid. Amending  32.1-325 and 32.1-351. (Patron-Brink, HB 1089 (CD))
Children’s health insurance; simplification of Medicaid application process. Amending  32.1-325. (Patron-Brink, HB 1086 (CD))
Condominium Act; responsibility for insurance deductibles. Amending  55-79.81. (Patron-Suit, HB 2213 (Chapter 360))
Dentists; study relating to participation in Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan. (Patron-Van Yahres, HJR 636 (F))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan; assistance with employer-sponsored health insurance. Amending 32.1-351.1. (Patron-Devolites, HB 2297 (Chapter 513))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan; payment of enrollment fee by participants. Amending  32.1-351. (Patron-Brink, HB 1088 (CD))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan; to include coverage for mental retardation. Amending  32.1-351. (Patron-Brink, HB 1087 (CD); Ticer, SB 428 (CD))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plus; includes Medicaid coverage for children. Amending  32.1-325 and 32.1-351. (Patron-Devolites, HB 2287 (Chapter 66); Lambert, SB 1218 (Chapter 71))
Fire insurance; excludes acts of terrorism from coverage. Amending  38.2-2102 and 38.2-2107. (Patron-Bryant, HB 2606 (Chapter 930))
Freedom of Information Act; record exemption for investigation of insurance claims. Amending  2.2-3705. (Patron-Bolvin, HB 2492 (Chapter 327))
Health insurance; benefits for certain Medicare-eligible retired employees. Adding  2.2-1204.1. (Patron-Deeds, SB 784 (F))
Health insurance; benefits for employees of independent living centers. Adding  2.2-1204.1. (Patron-Trumbo, SB 1037 (F))
Health insurance; benefits for retirees of local governments. Amending  2.2-1204. (Patron-Byron, HB 2547 (F))
Health insurance; benefits for self-employed persons. Adding 2.2-1208. (Patron-Byrne, SB 919 (F))
Health insurance; benefits for teachers. Amending  2.2-1204. (Patron-Deeds, SB 198 (CD))
Health insurance; coverage for artificial limbs. Amending 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.14. (Patron-Landes, HB 2552 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for hearing aids for minor children. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.14. (Patron-Petersen, HB 2032 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for lymphedema. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.14. (Patron-Wardrup, HB 1737 (Chapter 243))
Health insurance; coverage for menorrhagia. Amending  38.2-3418.3. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1265 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for obesity. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.14. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1248 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for reconstructive breast surgery. Amending  38.2-3418.4. (Patron-May, HB 1886 (Chapter 250); Stolle, SB 1150 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for treatment of morbid obesity. Amending  38.2-3418.13. (Patron-Lambert, SB 1081 (Chapter 462))
Health insurance; credit for certain retirees. Amending 51.1-1401, 51.1-1402 and 51.1-1403. (Patron-Rapp, HB 2706 (F))
Health insurance; credit for retired employees of local school division. Amending  51.1-1401. (Patron-Darner, HB 1050 (CD))
Health insurance; credit for retired teachers. Amending 51.1-1401. (Patron-Morgan, HB 194 (CD); Howell, SB 848 (F))
Health insurance; exclusions from coverage for services related to genetic predisposition. Adding  38.2-3407.5:2. (Patron-Deeds, SB 870 (F))
Health insurance; fair business practices. Amending  38.2-3407.15. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1328 (F))
Health insurance; payment of “clean” claim pertaining to prescription drug benefits. Amending  38.2-3407.15. (Patron-Morgan, HB 622 (CD))
Health insurance; preexisting conditions for pregnancy coverage. Amending  38.2-3432.3. (Patron-Colgan, SB 943 (Chapter 221))
Health insurance; re-underwriting individuals prohibited. Adding 38.2-508.5. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1826 (Chapter 699))
Health insurance; referrals to participating physicians. Adding 38.2-3407.11:4. (Patron-Dudley, HB 2072 (F))
Health insurance; refunds of unearned premiums. Amending 38.2-3503 and 38.2-3504. (Patron-Colgan, SB 944 (Chapter 377))
Health insurance; reimbursement for ambulance services. Amending 38.2-3407.9. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2676 (F))
Health insurance; reimbursement for services provided by dietitians in treatment of diabetes. Amending  38.2-3408, 38.2-3418.10 and 38.2-4221. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 1698 (F))
Health insurance; removes credit cap for retired state employees. Amending  51.1-1400. (Patron-Putney, HB 2620 (Chapter 909))
Health Insurance Benefits and Providers, Financial Impact of Mandated; Annual Report on ( 38.2-3419.1 of Code of Virginia). (HD 8)
Health insurance credit program; study cost and impact of a survivor benefit for retirees. (Patron-Newman, SJR 81 (CD))
Health maintenance organizations; net worth of those providing only dental care services. Amending  38.2-4302. (Patron-Norment, SB 293 (CD))
Health maintenance organizations; powers concerning copayment and deductibles. Amending  38.2-4300, 38.2-4302, 38.2-4303 and 38.2-4306. (Patron-Bryant, HB 2601 (Chapter 767); Wagner, SB 1195 (Chapter 752))
Health maintenance organizations; to offer its subscribers deductibles, copayments and cost sharing provisions. Amending 38.2-4303. (Patron-Bryant, HB 1131 (CD))
Health services plans; provisions. Amending  38.2-3431. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2234 (Chapter 645))
Home protection companies; use of arbitration clauses in policies. Adding  38.2-2616. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2544 (Chapter 799))
Homeowners insurance; nonrenewal of policies based on claims. Amending  38.2-2114. (Patron-Scott, HB 2567 (F))
Homeowners insurance; prohibits nonrenewal due to claims other than by natural causes. Amending  38.2-2114. (Patron-Dillard, HB 2443 (F))
Homeowners, renters or motor vehicle insurance; prohibits nonrenewal due to certain credit information. Amending 38.2-2114 and 38.2-2212; adding  38.2-2126 and 38.2-2234. (Patron-Byron, HB 2535 (Chapter 543); Puckett, SB 1284 (Chapter 553))
Homeowners, renters or motor vehicle insurance; prohibits nonrenewal or termination due to certain credit information. Amending  38.2-2114, 38.2-2115, 38.2-2212 and 38.2-2213; adding  38.2-6000 through 38.2-6007. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 2753 (F))
Income tax, state; credit for purchase of long-term care insurance. Adding  58.1-339.11. (Patron-Landes, HB 2555 (F))
Insurance administration assessment; company reports. Amending 38.2-406. (Patron-Stosch, SB 853 (Chapter 371))
Insurance agents; applicability to burial insurance. Amending 38.2-1800. (Patron-Nixon, HB 1937 (Chapter 412))
Insurance agents; payment of fees. Amending  38.2-1833 and 38.2-1834. (Patron-Wampler, SB 877 (Chapter 871))
Insurance companies; penalty for failure to pay license tax. Amending  58.1-2500 and 58.1-2507. (Patron-Stosch, SB 854 (Chapter 372))
Insurance companies; use of social security number of insured. Adding  38.2-621. (Patron-Dudley, HB 2073 (F); Reynolds, SB 1016 (F))
Insurance consultants; contract provisions. Amending  38.2-1839. (Patron-Carrico, HB 2802 (Chapter 621))
Insurance information privacy; disclosure to applicant. Amending 38.2-604, 38.2-604.1 and 38.2-612.1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2524 (Chapter 266))
Insurance information security programs and privacy protection; provisions. Amending  38.2-602; adding  38.2-613.2. (Patron-Wampler, SB 878 (Chapter 729))
Insurance Plan for Seniors (VIPS); created. Adding  32.1-366 through 32.1-370. (Patron-Purkey, HB 904 (CD); Purkey, HB 1469 (F))
Liability insurance; claim shall not be denied due to negligence caused by an overvoltage of electricity. Adding  38.2-510.1. (Patron-Scott, HB 2558 (F))
Liability insurance; notice requirements for cancellation or refusal to renew. Amending  38.2-231, 38.2-2113 and 38.2-2208. (Patron-Norment, SB 1131 (Chapter 387))
Medical malpractice; definition of health care provider to include emergency medical care attendant. Amending  8.01-581.1. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1770 (Chapter 487))
Medical malpractice; includes independent contractor in definition of health care provider for purpose of claims. Amending 8.01-581.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1864 (Chapter 492))
Medical malpractice; includes physician assistants in definition of health care provider for purpose of liability limitations. Amending  8.01-581.1, 65.2-603 and 65.2-606. (Patron-Blevins, SB 953 (F))
Medical malpractice; limiting awards for attorneys’ fees. Amending  8.01-581.15. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2520 (F))
Medical malpractice; limiting awards for emergency assistance. Amending  8.01-225 and 8.01-581.15. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1184 (F))
Medical malpractice; physician immunity. Amending  8.01-581.18. (Patron-Reese, HB 1835 (F))
Medical malpractice; use of expert witnesses. Amending 8.01-581.20. (Patron-Melvin, HB 1906 (Chapter 251); Athey, HB 1981 (F))
Medical malpractice; venue for actions. Amending  8.01-259 and 8.01-581.20. (Patron-Hogan, HB 1715 (F))
Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association; activation, report on voluntary market for medical malpractice insurance. Amending  38.2-2801. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 1316 (Chapter 1026))
Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association; policy limits. Amending  38.2-2801. (Patron-Woodrum, HB 1777 (Chapter 488))
Motor carriers with a capacity of 7-14 persons; minimum liability insurance. Amending  46.2-2143. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 1637 (F); Miller, K.G., SB 791 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; assessment for Fire Programs Fund. Amending  38.2-401. (Patron-Van Yahres, HB 2660 (F); Puckett, SB 1166 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; exclusion of named persons. Amending 38.2-2204. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2512 (Chapter 756); Stolle, SB 1154 (Chapter 761))
Motor vehicle insurance; insurer to issue information cards to insured. Adding  38.2-2234. (Patron-Hull, HB 2353 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; prohibited from recommending a designated replacement or repair facility. Amending  38.2-517. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 2267 (Chapter 361); Miles, HB 2333 (I) See HB2267; Lingamfelter, HB 2737 (I) See HB2267)
Motor vehicle insurance; repair services and settlement practices. Amending  38.2-517. (Patron-Williams, SB 1294 (F))
Pharmacy provider panels; service by a pharmacist. Adding 38.2-3407.10:1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 623 (CD))
Real estate insurance; prohibits adverse underwriting decisions. Amending  38.2-612. (Patron-Drake, HB 1948 (Chapter 415))
Retirement System; amount of life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage. Amending  51.1-155.1 and 51.1-505. (Patron-Quayle, SB 905 (Chapter 220))
Retirement System; disability benefits not to be offset by benefits for service in federal government or armed forces. Amending 51.1-1114 and 51.1-1125. (Patron-Cox, HB 1622 (Chapter 5))
Retirement System; excludes military disability benefits in calculation of disability payments. Amending  51.1-1125. (Patron-Cox, HB 241 (CD))
Retirement System; group life insurance program. Amending 51.1-505. (Patron-Tata, HB 1791 (Chapter 9))
Sickness and Disability Program; determination of annual increases. Amending  51.1-1112 and 51.1-1123. (Patron-Ingram, HB 2053 (Chapter 13))
Sickness and Disability Program; expansion of program to include certain local employees. Adding  51.1-1103.1. (Patron-Athey, HB 1968 (F))
Teacher liability insurance program; administration. Adding 2.2-1839.1. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 2699 (F))
Title insurance; definitions and requirement of title search. Amending  38.2-123 and 38.2-4601; adding  38.2-4605.1. (Patron-Mims, SB 526 (CD))
Unclaimed property; disposition due to insurance company demutualization. Amending  55-210.4:1 and 55-210.12; adding 55-210.4:2. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 2462 (Chapter 765); Norment, SB 1133 (Chapter 750))
Unemployment insurance; fund balance factor. Amending  60.2-533. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1041 (F))
Uninsured motor vehicles; claims by insured drivers. Amending 38.2-2206. (Patron-Watts, HB 2260 (F))
Uninsured motor vehicles; duty of liability insurer after payment of claim. Amending  38.2-2206. (Patron-Joannou, HB 2092 (F))
Uninsured motor vehicles; immune defendants to remain a party to litigation. Amending  38.2-2206. (Patron-Mims, SB 993 (Chapter 283))
Uninsured motor vehicles; underinsurance coverage, notice of payment to extent of available coverage. Amending  38.2-2206. (Patron-Mims, SB 994 (F))
Viatical Settlements Act; created, abolishing previous provisions. Amending  38.2-1800 and 38.2-1865.1; adding  38.2-6000 through 38.2-6016; repealing  38.2-5700 through 38.2-5707. (Patron-Bryant, HB 2613 (Chapter 717))
Viatical Settlements Act; created. Amending  38.2-1800 and 38.2-1865.1; adding  38.2-6000 through 38.2-6016; repealing 38.2-5700 through 38.2-5707. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 2268 (I) See HB2613)
Volunteer fire and rescue squads; participation in health insurance programs. Amending  15.2-1517. (Patron-May, HB 1885 (Chapter 409))
Workers’ compensation; rates for firms engaged in bituminous coal mining. Amending  38.2-1904, 38.2-1908, 38.2-1919, 65.2-801 and 65.2-802. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2171 (F))
Workers’ compensation; reporting of insurance that includes coal mining. Amending  38.2-1919. (Patron-Wampler, SB 978 (Chapter 222))
2003 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact Legislative Information, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 01/12/04