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INSURANCE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2004 Session
(CD) Carried over from 2004 session but died in committee on or before December 10th


Accident and sickness insurance; insurer required to provide notice of premium increase. Amending  38.2-3407.14. (Patron-Joannou, HB 2143 (Chapter 399))
Accident and sickness insurance; insurers to institute prescription drug utilization review program. Adding  38.2-3407.9:03. (Patron-Bell, HB 2251 (F))
Accident and sickness insurance; prohibits insurers from imposing affiliation periods on eligible individuals. Amending 38.2-3430.3. (Patron-Miller, SB 864 (Chapter 335))
Accident and sickness insurance carriers; ethics and fairness in business practices. Amending  38.2-3407.15. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1106 (Chapter 349))
Accident and sickness insurance, group; misreporting of claims experience data, penalty. Amending  38.2-4214 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3540.2. (Patron-Ruff, SB 1037 (F))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; procedures for response to claimant’s petition. Amending  38.2-5004 and 38.2-5006. (Patron-Tata, HB 1505 (Chapter 52); Devolites Davis, SB 1323 (Chapter 50))
Clients’ Protection Fund; assessment on uninsured attorneys, exception. Amending  54.1-3913.1 and 54.1-3914. (Patron-Joannou, HB 2142 (F))
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 (CD))
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan; changes in benefits. Amending  32.1-351. (Patron-Brink, HB 2284 (Chapter 584))
Family day homes; if not covered by liability insurance to post in home and notify in writing parent or guardian, penalty. Adding 63.2-1809.1. (Patron-Edwards, SB 749 (F))
Fire insurance policies; limitations for fungi coverage for residential dwellings. Adding  38.2-2129. (Patron-Colgan, SB 1328 (F))
Health care provider panels; definition. Amending  38.2-3407.10. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1321 (F))
Health Care Voluntary Purchasing Alliance Act; created. Adding 38.2-6300 through 38.2-6311. (Patron-Hall, HB 2345 (F))
Health insurance; allows for pharmacy of choice. Amending 38.2-3407.7. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1416 (CD))
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 (CD))
Health insurance; claims paid to insureds for services rendered by non-participating physicians and osteopaths. Amending 2.2-2818; adding  38.2-3407.13:2. (Patron-Norment, SB 904 (Chapter 739))
Health insurance; coverage for ambulance services. Amending 38.2-3407.9. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2525 (F))
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 (CD))
Health insurance; coverage for certain persons. Amending 38.2-3525. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1016 (CD); Hogan, HB 2785 (F); Howell, SB 1338 (Chapter 871))
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 (CD))
Health insurance; coverage for hearing aids for minors. Amending 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1740 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for infertility. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Carrico, HB 619 (CD))
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 (CD))
Health insurance; coverage for prescription contraceptives. Amending  38.2-3407.5:1. (Patron-Van Yahres, HB 469 (CD); Van Yahres, HB 1629 (F); Howell, SB 860 (F))
Health insurance; coverage for treatment of inborn errors of metabolism. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Landes, HB 1216 (CD); Armstrong, HB 2011 (F))
Health insurance; credits for retired constitutional officers or social services boards. Amending  51.1-1403. (Patron-Tata, HB 1925 (Chapter 382); Griffith, HB 1991 (I) See HB1925)
Health insurance; credits for retired general registrars and their retired employees. Amending  51.1-1403. (Patron-Dillard, HB 2765 (Chapter 432))
Health insurance; credits for retired state employees. Amending 51.1-1400. (Patron-Tata, HB 1926 (Chapter 535))
Health insurance; credits for retired state employees, removes cap. Amending  51.1-1400. (Patron-Putney, HB 1626 (F))
Health insurance; credits for retired teachers. Amending 51.1-1400 and 51.1-1401. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 703 (F))
Health insurance; credits for retired teachers. Amending 51.1-1401. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1503 (I) See HB1523)
Health insurance; credits for retired teachers and superintendents. Amending  51.1-1401. (Patron-Tata, HB 1523 (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 (CD))
Health insurance; exclusion for prophylactic surgical procedures for difficult-to-diagnose pathologies. Adding  38.2-3407.5:2. (Patron-Deeds, SB 650 (CD))
Health insurance; explanation of benefits. Amending  38.2-3407.4. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2349 (F))
Health insurance; explanation of benefits. Amending  38.2-3407.4, 38.2-3533 and 38.2-4306. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1265 (F))
Health insurance; increases credits for certain state and local retirees. Amending  51.1-1400 through 51.1-1403. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1866 (I) See HB1627)
Health insurance; increases credits for retired state employees. Amending  51.1-1400. (Patron-Martin, SB 1043 (F))
Health insurance; increases credits for retired state employees, removes cap. Amending  51.1-1400. (Patron-Putney, HB 1627 (F); Potts, SB 727 (F))
Health insurance; increases credits for retired teachers and other local school board employees, removes cap. Amending  51.1-1401. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1014 (F))
Health insurance; insurers to make available optional coverage for developmental delay treatment. Amending  38.2-4319; adding 38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1049 (F))
Health insurance; insurers to provide coverage for habilitative services for persons age 19 or younger. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Plum, HB 2077 (F))
Health insurance; moratorium on new benefit mandates. Amending 2.2-2503; adding  38.2-3419.2. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 1362 (CD))
Health insurance; policies not to prohibit coverage due to intoxicants or narcotics. Amending  38.2-3504. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1196 (CD))
Health insurance; program for local employees. Amending  2.2-1204. (Patron-Pollard, HB 943 (CD))
Health insurance industry; Bureau of Insurance within State Corporation Commission to study operations and escalating cost thereof. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 144 (CD))
Health insurance plans, high deductible; various state health organizations to discuss quality and educational initiatives thereof, report. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 818 (P))
Health insurance, public-private; Secretary of Administration to prepare program design for voluntary purchasing pool for small businesses, report. (Patron-Brink, HJR 696 (F); Colgan, SJR 400 (F))
Health insurance, state employees; mandated coverage for treatment of morbid obesity. Amending  2.2-2818, 38.2-3418.13 and 38.2-4319. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1936 (F); Lambert, SB 1032 (F))
Health maintenance organizations; coverage for chiropractors. Amending  38.2-4312. (Patron-Black, HB 195 (CD))
Homeowners insurance; exclusion for inherently hazardous object or condition of property. Amending  38.2-2128. (Patron-Rust, HB 2225 (F))
Homeowners insurance; hurricane deductibles. Adding  38.2-2127. (Patron-Gear, HB 607 (CD))
Homeowners insurance; policy nonrenewals for claims from other than natural causes. Amending  38.2-2114. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1019 (CD); Dillard, HB 1772 (F))
Homeowners insurance; prohibits cancellations prior to closing of an owner-occupied dwelling. Amending  38.2-610 and 38.2-2114. (Patron-Drake, HB 833 (CD))
Homeowners insurance; prohibits policy cancellation or nonrenewal for claims inquiries. Amending  38.2-2114. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 814 (Chapter 872))
Income tax, state; credit for health insurance premiums and health savings accounts. Adding  58.1-339.11. (Patron-Byron, HB 2864 (I) See HB2600; Lambert, SB 1255 (F))
Income tax, state; credit for purchase of long-term care insurance. Adding  58.1-339.11. (Patron-Landes, HB 2600 (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 (CD); Landes, HB 1214 (CD); Lambert, SB 263 (CD))
Income tax, state; deduction for long-term care insurance premiums. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Reese, HB 1591 (F))
Income tax, state and corporate; credit for employer provided long-term care insurance. Adding  58.1-439.12:1. (Patron-Landes, HB 2513 (F); Lambert, SB 1041 (F))
Insurance; extended service contracts. Amending  38.2-100. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2824 (F))
Insurance; insurer may cap renewal rates for certain policies. Amending  38.2-1906. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 2219 (Chapter 95))
Insurance agents; requirements for obtaining viatical settlement broker’s license. Amending  38.2-1865.1 and 38.2-1865.4. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 2184 (F))
Insurance claims; settlement of estate of insured. Amending 38.2-510. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1417 (CD))
Insurance Collateral Assessment Fund; created within state treasury. Amending  38.2-1057. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1059 (Chapter 38))
Insurance license tax; one-half of revenue deposited in Transportation Expedition Fund. Adding  58.1-2511 and 58.1-2512; repealing tenth enactment of Chapters 1019 and 1044, 2000 Acts. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1815 (F))
Insurance license tax; one-third of revenues deposited in Transportation Investment Fund. Amending  33.1-268, 33.1-269, 33.1-277 and second enactment of Chapters 1019 and 1044, 2000 Acts; adding  33.1-223.2:14, 58.1-2511 and 58.1-2512; repealing third and tenth enactments of Chapters 1019 and 1044, 2000 Acts. (Patron-Callahan, HB 2771 (F))
Insurance rates; revises criteria for qualifying as large commercial risk by reducing eligibility threshold. Amending 38.2-1903.1. (Patron-Norment, SB 913 (Chapter 251))
Insured motor vehicle; definition. Amending  46.2-705. (Patron-Quayle, SB 835 (F))
Liability insurance; limitations on policies. Amending  38.2-2204. (Patron-Norment, SB 1260 (Chapter 771))
Life insurance; payment of benefits to designee of beneficiary. Adding  38.2-3126.1. (Patron-Alexander, HB 1553 (F))
Life insurance; person may take out contract upon himself for another’s benefit. Amending  38.2-301. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2766 (Chapter 656); Stosch, SB 1227 (Chapter 698))
Line of Duty Act; disabled person to include any state employee, additional benefits for state and local employees called to active military duty. Amending  9.1-400 and 44-93.1. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1738 (Chapter 907); Cox, HB 1793 (Chapter 910))
Line of Duty Act; funding of continued health insurance and death payment benefits thereunder. Amending  27-39, 27-40.1:1 and 51.1-815; adding  51.1-1500 through 51.1-1509; repealing 9.1-400 through 9.1-406. (Patron-Wampler, SB 878 (F))
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 (CD))
Malpractice settlements; disclosure of certain via Physician Information Project. Amending  54.1-2909 and 54.1-2910.1. (Patron-Marrs, HB 2205 (F))
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 (CD))
Medical malpractice; clerk of circuit court in which motion for judgment is filed to forward to Office of Executive Secretary of Supreme Court. Adding  8.01-581.1:1. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 1907 (F))
Medical malpractice; expression of sympathy inadmissible. Adding 8.01-52.1 and 8.01-581.20:1. (Patron-Cox, HB 1794 (I) See HB2659; Baskerville, HB 1904 (I) See HB2659)
Medical malpractice; limit on attorneys’ fees. Amending 8.01-581.15. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1694 (I) See HB2659)
Medical malpractice; limitation on noneconomic damage awards. Adding  8.01-581.15:1. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1544 (I) See HB2659; Purkey, HB 1693 (I) See HB2659)
Medical malpractice; plaintiff must have an expert witness at time of service of process. Adding  8.01-20.1, 8.01-50.1 and 16.1-83.1. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 976 (I) See SB1173)
Medical malpractice; plaintiff must have an expert witness at time of service of process, expressions of sympathy inadmissible, report. Amending  8.01-399 and 8.01-581.1; adding 8.01-20.1, 8.01-50.1, 8.01-52.1, 8.01-581.20:1, 16.1-83.1, 38.2-2228.2 and 54.1-2912.3. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2659 (Chapter 649); Newman, SB 1173 (Chapter 692))
Medical malpractice; plaintiffs to obtain certified opinion for whom service of process is requested. Adding  8.01-581.20:1. (Patron-Moran, HB 2633 (I) See HB2659; Saslaw, SB 1284 (I) See SB1173)
Medical malpractice claims; State Corporation Commission to receive reports annually. Adding  38.2-2228.2. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 1903 (I) See HB2659; Morgan, HB 2718 (F))
Medical malpractice claims; State Corporation Commission to receive reports annually, duty of Commissioner. Adding  38.2-2235. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1953 (F))
Medical malpractice insurance; cancellation or nonrenewal notice of policy. Amending  38.2-231. (Patron-Rust, HB 2410 (Chapter 635))
Medical malpractice insurance; hospital practitioner requirements. Adding  32.1-134.5. (Patron-Athey, HB 2375 (F))
Medical malpractice insurance; State Corporation Commission to study implications of requiring that rates for certain high-risk specialties be based only on loss experience and should require prior approval. (Patron-Albo, HJR 666 (F))
Medical malpractice joint underwriting association; activation. Amending  38.2-2801. (Patron-Hawkins, SB 309 (CD))
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 (CD))
Medical malpractice liability insurance program; to be established for physicians practicing in rural areas. Amending  2.2-1839; adding  2.2-1839.2. (Patron-Petersen, HB 2485 (F))
Medical malpractice liability insurance rates; State Corporation Commission to study whether State should require prior approval thereof. (Patron-Baskerville, HJR 705 (F))
Medical Savings Account Act; name changed to Health Savings Account Plan, changes in provisions, report. Amending  2.2-2818, 6.1-2.9:8, 38.2-5601 and 38.2-5602; adding  38.2-5602.1; repealing  38.2-5600 and 38.2-5603. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1492 (Chapter 572); Martin, SB 1097 (Chapter 503))
Miscellaneous casualty insurance; notices and policy provisions. Amending  38.2-231 and 38.2-2200. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 1882 (Chapter 290))
Motor vehicle insurance; coverage for certain vehicles. Adding 46.2-684.1. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1949 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; diminished value coverage when resulting from collision not caused by insured. Adding  38.2-2218.1. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2147 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; limited tort option. Adding  38.2-2216.1. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1545 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; prohibits insurers from including in policy authority to access recorded data, penalty. Adding 38.2-2215.1. (Patron-Gear, HB 2135 (F))
Motor vehicle safety inspection stations; garage liability insurance. Amending  46.2-1166. (Patron-Carrico, HB 2434 (Chapter 179))
Motor vehicle safety inspection stations; liability insurance. Amending  46.2-1166. (Patron-Tata, HB 1973 (F))
Natural disaster damage assessments; permits disclosure to state, federal and local government officials of information involving property damage. Adding  38.2-324. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 2681 (Chapter 192))
Optional life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance; increased. Amending  51.1-512. (Patron-Tata, HB 1651 (Chapter 57))
Prescription claims; electronic funds transfers to pay benefit provider. Amending  38.2-3407.4:2. (Patron-Morgan, HB 266 (CD))
Prescription medicines and health insurance premiums; joint subcommittee to study insurance costs relating to practice of medicine and costs thereof. (Patron-Hawkins, SJR 281 (F))
Registration of uninsured motor vehicles; increases fee. Amending  46.2-706 and 46.2-708. (Patron-Miles, HB 1640 (F))
Residential Landlord and Tenant Act; purchase of damage or renter’s insurance. Amending  55-248.7:2. (Patron-Albo, HB 1711 (Chapter 285))
Retirement System; changes in life insurance benefits. Amending 51.1-505. (Patron-Tata, HB 1653 (Chapter 147))
Risk Management Plans for Physicians and Hospitals, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Athey, HJR 704 (P); Newman, SJR 394 (P))
Sickness and Disability Program; appeal of disability benefit determinations. Amending  51.1-1135.1. (Patron-Petersen, HB 247 (CD); Petersen, HB 2489 (Chapter 473))
Sickness and Disability Program, Local; created. Adding 51.1-1500 through 51.1-1542. (Patron-Tata, HB 491 (CD); Tata, HB 1747 (F))
Title insurance; allows company or agent to charge negotiated risk rates. Amending  38.2-4608. (Patron-Suit, HB 2821 (Chapter 848))
Title insurance; policies or contracts to be based upon published risk rates, penalty. Amending  38.2-1812.2 and 38.2-4608; adding  38.2-4617. (Patron-Watkins, SB 982 (F))
Ultralight aircraft; insurance requirements. Amending  5.1-88.2. (Patron-Cox, HB 1792 (Chapter 451))
Unregistered motor vehicles; requirements for insurance. Adding 46.2-684.1. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1663 (Chapter 445))
2005 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 06/23/05