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INSURANCE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2005 Session


Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act; increases participating physician and hospital assessment. Amending 38.2-5001, 38.2-5009 and 38.2-5020. (Patron-Tata, HB 1407 (Chapter 931); Devolites, SB 687 (Chapter 896))
Coal mining classifications; capping of workers’ compensation voluntary market rates and loss costs. Adding  38.2-1912.2 and 38.2-2005.1. (Patron-Phillips, HB 914 (F))
Condominium Act; responsibility for insurance deductibles. Amending  55-79.81. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 555 (Chapter 281))
Consumer Choice Benefits Plan Act; created. Amending  38.2-4214 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3419.2 through 38.2-3419.8. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 935 (C); Martin, SB 679 (F))
Dental plan organizations; provisions. Amending  38.2-100, 38.2-316, 38.2-1401, 38.2-1700, 38.2-1800 and 58.1-2501; adding  38.2-6100 through 38.2-6113. (Patron-Potts, SB 156 (Chapter 668))
DMV records; access by insurance companies. Amending  46.2-208. (Patron-McDougle, HB 1383 (Chapter 811))
Fidelity and surety insurers; changes in provisions. Amending 38.2-2416 through 38.2-2419. (Patron-Drake, HB 460 (Chapter 357))
Fire Programs Fund; assessment on motor vehicle insurance. Amending  38.2-401. (Patron-Puckett, SB 68 (F))
Fire Programs Fund; use. Amending  38.2-401. (Patron-Edwards, SB 154 (Chapter 164))
Group life and accident insurance; provisions for state and local employees. Amending  51.1-505. (Patron-Tata, HB 199 (Chapter 102))
Health insurance; abolishes optional supplemental insurance credit for retired state employees. Repealing  51.1-1404 and second enactment of Chapter 385, 1999 Acts. (Patron-Miles, HB 16 (Chapter 76))
Health insurance; allows for pharmacy of choice. Amending 38.2-3407.7. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1416 (C))
Health insurance; allows for pharmacy of choice. Amending 38.2-3407.7, 38.2-4209.1 and 38.2-4312.1. (Patron-Athey, HB 1455 (C))
Health insurance; coverage for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-3412.1:01. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 294 (C))
Health insurance; coverage for biologically based mental illness. Repealing fifth enactment of Chapter 941, 1999 Acts. (Patron-Martin, SB 44 (Chapter 156); Martin, SB 67 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for certain persons. Amending 38.2-3525. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1016 (C))
Health insurance; coverage for dependent children. Amending 38.2-3525. (Patron-Byron, HB 1404 (Chapter 771))
Health insurance; coverage for hearing aids for minors. Amending 2.2-2818, 32.1-325 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Ticer, SB 641 (C))
Health insurance; coverage for hearing aids for minors. Amending 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Petersen, HB 800 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for infertility. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Carrico, HB 619 (C); Puckett, SB 255 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for ovarian cancer screening and annual mammograms. Amending  2.2-2818, 32.1-325, 38.2-3418.1 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Stump, HB 1422 (C))
Health insurance; coverage for prescription contraceptives. Amending  38.2-3407.5:1. (Patron-Van Yahres, HB 469 (C); Howell, SB 594 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for treatment of inborn errors of metabolism. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Landes, HB 1216 (C))
Health insurance; credits for retired school superintendents. Amending  51.1-1401. (Patron-Putney, HB 356 (Chapter 84))
Health insurance; credits for retired state employees. Amending 51.1-1400. (Patron-Putney, HB 163 (Chapter 79))
Health insurance; credits for retired teachers. Amending 51.1-1401. (Patron-Shuler, HB 225 (F); Tata, HB 490 (F); Potts, SB 60 (F))
Health insurance; disclosures to employee the class of business for which it has been approved. Amending  38.2-3433 and 38.2-3434. (Patron-Plum, HB 882 (C))
Health insurance; exclusion for prophylactic surgical procedures for difficult-to-diagnose pathologies. Adding  38.2-3407.5:2. (Patron-Deeds, SB 650 (C))
Health insurance; includes physicians in prohibition against refusing to accept assignments. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-3407.13. (Patron-Williams, SB 105 (F))
Health insurance; moratorium on new benefit mandates. Amending 2.2-2503; adding  38.2-3419.2. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 1362 (C); Martin, SB 662 (F))
Health insurance; plan for part-time state employees. Amending 2.2-2818. (Patron-Hogan, HB 525 (Chapter 279))
Health insurance; policies not to prohibit coverage due to intoxicants or narcotics. Amending  38.2-3504. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1196 (C))
Health insurance; program for local employees. Amending  2.2-1204. (Patron-Pollard, HB 943 (C))
Health insurance; provider may electronically send a provider directory to its insureds. Amending  38.2-3407.10 and 38.2-5803. (Patron-Wagner, SB 618 (Chapter 715))
Health insurance; reimbursement rates to health care providers. Amending  38.2-3407.10. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 291 (F))
Health insurance; requirements when providing insured with claims experience or medical costs record. Amending  38.2-3540.1 and 38.2-4319. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1408 (Chapter 772))
Health insurance carriers; fair business practices for retroactive denials. Amending  38.2-3407.15. (Patron-Griffith, HB 322 (Chapter 425))
Health insurance industry; Bureau of Insurance within State Corporation Commission to study operations and escalating cost thereof. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 144 (C))
Health insurance industry; joint subcommittee to study operations and escalating cost thereof. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 143 (F))
Health insurance plan; Secretary of Health and Human Resources, et al., to develop for certain unemployed residents, report. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1412 (F))
Health maintenance organizations; coverage for chiropractors. Amending  38.2-4312. (Patron-Black, HB 195 (C))
Health maintenance organizations; definition of net worth. Amending  38.2-4300, 38.2-4301 and 38.2-4302. (Patron-Miller, SB 372 (Chapter 175))
Health maintenance organizations; explanation of benefits to enrollees covered by medical assistance services, etc. Amending  38.2-4306; adding  38.2-4320.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 628 (Chapter 185))
Homeowners insurance; coverage for windstorms and hail. Amending 38.2-2108 and 38.2-2701; adding  38.2-2108.1. (Patron-Suit, HB 439 (F); Wagner, SB 433 (F))
Homeowners insurance; disclosure of flood insurance contents coverage. Adding  38.2-2127. (Patron-Rapp, HB 1371 (I) See HB609)
Homeowners insurance; exclusion of coverage for an insured’s dangerous or vicious animal. Adding  38.2-2127. (Patron-Rust, HB 1007 (Chapter 751))
Homeowners insurance; exclusion of coverage for an insured’s dangerous or vicious dog. Adding  38.2-2127. (Patron-Tata, HB 1332 (I) See HB1007)
Homeowners insurance; hurricane deductibles. Adding  38.2-2127. (Patron-Gear, HB 607 (C))
Homeowners insurance; notice to insured on changes in deductibles. Adding  38.2-2127. (Patron-Wardrup, HB 898 (Chapter 745))
Homeowners insurance; notices outlining flood coverage. Amending 38.2-2125. (Patron-Gear, HB 609 (Chapter 288))
Homeowners insurance; policy nonrenewals for claims from other than natural causes. Amending  38.2-2114. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1019 (C))
Homeowners insurance; prohibits cancellations prior to closing of an owner-occupied dwelling. Amending  38.2-610 and 38.2-2114. (Patron-Drake, HB 833 (C))
Homeowners insurance; prohibits policy cancellation or nonrenewal for claims inquiries. Amending  38.2-2114. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 814 (C))
Homeowners insurance; prohibits policy nonrenewal due to claims made within 48 months. Amending  38.2-2114. (Patron-Joannou, HB 731 (I) See HB818)
Homeowners insurance; prohibits policy nonrenewal due to claims made within 60 months. Amending  38.2-2114. (Patron-Drake, HB 818 (Chapter 300))
Homeowners insurance; refusal to issue or renew allowed because of insured’s dangerous or vicious dog. Adding  38.2-2127. (Patron-Dudley, HB 1328 (F))
Income tax, state; credit for purchase of long-term care insurance. Amending  58.1-322; adding  58.1-339.11. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1050 (C); Landes, HB 1214 (C); Lambert, SB 263 (C))
Insurance; actuarial opinions. Amending  38.2-4123, 38.2-4214, 38.2-4319 and 38.2-4509; adding  38.2-1315.1. (Patron-Bryant, HB 1186 (Chapter 315))
Insurance; annuity nonforfeiture. Amending  38.2-3220, 38.2-3221, 38.2-3222 and 38.2-3229. (Patron-Bryant, HB 1181 (Chapter 313))
Insurance; domestic reciprocals. Amending  38.2-1230. (Patron-Colgan, SB 355 (Chapter 174))
Insurance; rates on renewal policies. Amending  38.2-1906. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 553 (Chapter 838))
Insurance claims; settlement of estate of insured. Amending 38.2-510. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1417 (C))
Insurance companies; subrogation rights. Amending  8.01-66.4, 38.2-2209 and 38.2-3405. (Patron-Byron, HB 1402 (F))
Insurance Continuing Education Board; membership. Amending 38.2-1867. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1238 (Chapter 765))
Insurance liability limits; disclosure to attorney. Amending 8.01-417. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 137 (F); Spruill, HB 1223 (F))
Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact; created. Adding 38.2-6100 and 38.2-6101. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1155 (Chapter 761))
Landlord and tenant; termination of tenancies, security deposit, purchase of damage insurance. Amending  55-222, 55-248.4 and 55-248.37; adding  55-248.7:2. (Patron-Albo, HB 153 (Chapter 123))
Legal service plans; moves regulation to Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Amending  38.2-1800 and 59.1-200; adding  59.1-441.1 through 59.1-441.6; repealing  38.2-4415. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 363 (Chapter 784))
Liability and uninsured insurance; shall not prohibit insurer from excluding coverage for punitive damages. Amending  38.2-2204 and 38.2-2206. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 736 (F))
Liability insurance for localities; includes fire department and police department operational medical directors, and physician course directors. Amending  15.2-1518. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1485 (Chapter 648))
Life insurance; issuance of funding agreements. Adding 38.2-3100.2. (Patron-Stosch, SB 535 (Chapter 254))
Line of Duty Act; funding of continued health insurance and death payment benefits thereunder. Amending  9.1-400 through 9.1-404, 27-40.1:1 and 51.1-815; adding  9.1-407; repealing 9.1-405 and 9.1-406. (Patron-Wampler, SB 284 (C))
Long-term care insurance; development for state employees. Adding 2.2-1208. (Patron-Bryant, HB 1179 (Chapter 312))
Managed care health insurance plans; excludes dental service plans. Amending  32.1-137.1, 38.2-4214, 38.2-4319, 38.2-4509 and 38.2-5800. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 222 (C))
Medical malpractice; limit on attorney fees. Adding 8.01-581.15:1. (Patron-Newman, SB 415 (I) See SB601)
Medical malpractice; limitation on recovery and on noneconomic damage awards. Amending  8.01-581.15; adding  8.01-581.15:1. (Patron-Potts, SB 216 (I) See SB601)
Medical malpractice; privileged communications of peer review entities. Amending  8.01-581.17. (Patron-Norment, SB 385 (Chapter 250))
Medical malpractice; requires all parties to attend and participate in review panel hearings. Amending  8.01-581.5. (Patron-Spruill, HB 1484 (F))
Medical malpractice joint underwriting association; activation. Amending  38.2-2801. (Patron-Hawkins, SB 309 (C))
Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association; changes in provisions. Amending  38.2-2800, 38.2-2801, 38.2-2804, 38.2-2806, 38.2-2812 and 38.2-2814; repealing  38.2-2802 and 38.2-2807. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 401 (C))
Medical treatment options; physician disclosure. Amending 38.2-3405; adding  54.1-2963.1. (Patron-Marsh, SB 224 (Chapter 675))
Miscellaneous casualty insurance; definition. Amending  38.2-111. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 221 (Chapter 182))
Motor vehicle insurance; assessment for State Police Training and Retention Fund. Adding  38.2-401.2. (Patron-Deeds, SB 376 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; disclosure to insured information on third party representatives in connection with a glass claim. Amending  38.2-517. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1342 (Chapter 767))
Motor vehicle safety inspection stations; required to carry garage liability insurance. Amending  46.2-1166. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1425 (Chapter 383))
Multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWA); eliminates regulatory jurisdiction of State Corporation Commission. Amending  38.2-3420. (Patron-Dudley, HB 1327 (Chapter 236))
Outreach Oversight Committee; name changed to Children’s Health Insurance Program Advisory Committee. Amending  32.1-351.2. (Patron-Brink, HB 836 (Chapter 301))
Prescription claims; electronic funds transfers to pay benefit provider. Amending  38.2-3407.4:2. (Patron-Morgan, HB 266 (C))
Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association; definition of covered claim and insolvent insurer. Amending  38.2-1603. (Patron-Dudley, HB 596 (Chapter 285))
Public-Private Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership Programs; Department of Medical Assistance Services to study. (Patron-Edwards, SJR 50 (F))
Rental vehicles; insurance coverage. Amending  46.2-368. (Patron-Athey, HB 1438 (F))
Risk management plans; includes medical malpractice liability insurance for physicians and sole community hospitals, report. Amending  2.2-1839; adding  2.2-1839.1. (Patron-Newman, SB 601 (Chapter 822))
Sickness and Disability Program; appeal of disability benefit determinations. Amending  51.1-1135.1. (Patron-Petersen, HB 247 (C))
Sickness and Disability Program; changes in long-term disability benefits for state employees. Amending  51.1-1112. (Patron-Ingram, HB 699 (Chapter 96))
Sickness and Disability Program; changes in long-term disability benefits for state employees. Amending  51.1-1113 and 51.1-1124. (Patron-Ingram, HB 701 (Chapter 97))
Sickness and Disability Program; collection of disability overpayments. Amending  51.1-1114. (Patron-Ingram, HB 703 (Chapter 99))
Sickness and Disability Program; health insurance for injured law-enforcement officers. Amending  51.1-1132. (Patron-Ingram, HB 704 (F))
Sickness and Disability Program; medical absences due to pregnancy. Amending  51.1-1110. (Patron-Ingram, HB 698 (F))
Sickness and Disability Program; program actuary. Amending 51.1-1117, 51.1-1123 and 51.1-1133. (Patron-Ingram, HB 702 (Chapter 98))
Sickness and Disability Program; suspension of eligibility. Amending  51.1-1103. (Patron-Ingram, HB 700 (Chapter 186))
Sickness and Disability Program, Local; created. Adding 51.1-1500 through 51.1-1542. (Patron-Tata, HB 491 (C))
Title insurance; filing of documents with circuit court clerks. Amending  6.1-2.25 and 17.1-223. (Patron-Deeds, SB 587 (Chapter 336))
Workers’ compensation; deposit to be made by self-insurers in order to secure payment for liabilities. Amending  65.2-801. (Patron-Nixon, HB 474 (Chapter 44); Stolle, SB 323 (Chapter 173))
2004 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 07/21/04