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INSURANCE

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2009 Session


Accident and sickness insurance; coverage for the treatment of infertility. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Ticer, SB 631 (F))
Accident and sickness insurance, group; coverage for full-time students. Amending  38.2-3525. (Patron-Alexander, HB 196 (Chapter 209))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act; right to confront and cross-examine witnesses. Amending second enactment of Chapter 919, 2006 Acts; adding  38.2-5008.1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 222 (F); Edwards, SB 212 (Chapter 145))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; increases annual assessment for physicians. Amending  38.2-5008, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5016, 38.2-5020, and 38.2-5021. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1305 (Chapter 520); Edwards, SB 211 (Chapter 267))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program; increases annual assessment for physicians who participate therein. Amending  38.2-5004, 38.2-5008, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5016, 38.2-5020, and 38.2-5021. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1306 (F); Saslaw, SB 568 (I) See SB211)
Children; insurance companies to provide coverage for habilitative services. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 83 (F))
Deputy sheriffs; locality to allow those injured to use accrued time to supplement workers’ compensation, locality to keep paying health insurance. Adding  15.2-1511.01. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1480 (Chapter 335); Wampler, SB 673 (Chapter 766))
Fire insurance; prohibits an insurer or agent from refusing to issue or renew policy written to insure family day homes. Amending  38.2-2114 and 38.2-2115. (Patron-Deeds, SB 264 (C))
Fire Programs Fund; increases rate of assessment. Amending 38.2-401. (Patron-Bowling, HB 1225 (C); Barlow, HB 1340 (I) See HB1225; Puckett, SB 412 (C))
Foreign and alien insurers; exemption for insuring industrial insureds. Amending  38.2-1039. (Patron-Stosch, SB 207 (Chapter 95))
Foreign title insurance companies; unearned premium reserves. Amending  38.2-4610.1; adding  38.2-4610.1:1. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 116 (Chapter 248))
Group life insurance; coverage to be extended to insure any class of persons. Amending  38.2-3323. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 865 (F))
Group life insurance; permits retiree to make irrevocable beneficiary designation to purchase funeral services. Amending 51.1-511. (Patron-Hanger, SB 743 (C))
Health care providers; those responding to disaster immune from liability. Amending  8.01-225.01, 8.01-581.1, 38.2-324, 44-146.16, 44-146.17, 44-146.18:1, 44-146.23, and 59.1-526; adding  8.01-225.02. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 403 (Chapter 121); Newman, SB 657 (Chapter 157))
Health care sharing ministries; insurance laws do not apply. Adding  38.2-6300 and 38.2-6301. (Patron-Byron, HB 1512 (Chapter 232))
Health insurance; coordination of benefits. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-3407.13:1. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1419 (C))
Health insurance; coverage for alternatives to surgery. Adding 38.2-3407.9:03. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 667 (F))
Health insurance; credits for certain retired public officers and employees. Amending  51.1-1403. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 78 (F); Houck, SB 305 (C))
Health insurance; extension of coverage funded by localities. Amending  15.2-1517. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1415 (F); Whipple, SB 51 (F))
Health insurance; insurers to offer individual or group exclusive provider policies or contracts. Amending  38.2-3407. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 504 (Chapter 215))
Health insurance; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study providing an income tax credit to employers that provide to their employees. (Patron-Hogan, HJR 102 (F))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for evaluations of brain tumors. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 252 (F))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for hearing aids for minors. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 237 (F))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for medically necessary amino acid-based elemental formulas. Amending  38.2-4319; adding 38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Amundson, HB 615 (F); Marshall, R.G., HB 669 (F))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-4319; adding 38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Ticer, SB 645 (C))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for prosthetic devices and components. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.15. (Patron-Edwards, SB 13 (I) See SB645)
Health insurance; repeals provision requiring coverage for bone marrow transplants for treatment of breast cancer. Amending 2.2-2818; repealing  38.2-3418.1:1. (Patron-Blevins, SB 785 (Chapter 420))
Health insurance; State Corporation Commission to develop uniform group application form. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 728 (Chapter 546))
Health Insurance, Bureau of; establishes division within State Corporation Commission. Amending  2.2-2503, 2.2-2504, 2.2-2664, 2.2-5300, 12.1-16, 32.1-137.1, 32.1-137.2, 32.1-137.3, 32.1-137.5, 32.1-137.6, 32.1-137.15, 32.1-330.3, 32.1-335, 38.2-100, 38.2-229, 38.2-305, 38.2-400, and 54.1-2909; adding 38.2-200.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 253 (C))
Health insurance carriers; hospital disclosure of contractual arrangements. Amending  2.2-3705.6; adding  32.1-276.5:1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 603 (Chapter 71); Edwards, SB 396 (Chapter 102))
Health insurance credits; all retired employees of local school divisions to receive. Amending  51.1-1400 and 51.1-1401. (Patron-McEachin, SB 674 (C))
Health insurance credits; increased for certain retired employees of local social services boards. Amending  51.1-1403; adding 51.1-1403.1. (Patron-Wright, HB 9 (F))
Health insurance, individual; statements regarding grounds for refusal to cover. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-1303.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 668 (F))
Health insurance market, commercial; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study measures to increase competition. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 53 (F))
Health insurance pools; technical assistance for small businesses. Adding  2.2-213.3. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 693 (I) See HB807; Englin, HB 807 (F))
Health insurance program; local officers and employees of state-funded centers for independent living eligible to participate. Amending  2.2-1204. (Patron-Wampler, SB 288 (Chapter 403))
Health maintenance organization, new; allowed to obtain HMO license before receiving certificate of quality assurance. Amending 38.2-5801 and 38.2-5802. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 250 (F))
Health maintenance organizations; removes certain limitations on deductibles. Amending  38.2-4303. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 397 (Chapter 214))
Health reimbursement arrangements; prohibits health insurers from canceling or refusing to issue policy on certain grounds. Adding  38.2-3507.1. (Patron-Hogan, HB 648 (C))
Hospital-Emergency Treatment Reimbursement Fund; established. Adding  32.1-127.4, 38.2-6300 through 38.2-6303, and 40.1-29.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 364 (C))
Hospitalization insurance; balance billing by nonparticipating physicians. Amending  38.2-3407.10. (Patron-Cox, HB 318 (F))
Income tax, state; tax credit for health insurance premiums paid by small business employers. Adding  58.1-339.12. (Patron-Frederick, HB 59 (C); Nutter, HB 986 (F))
Income tax, state; tax credit for long-term care insurance premiums paid by small business employers. Adding  58.1-339.12. (Patron-Moran, HB 1191 (F))
Insurance accounts; funding agreements. Amending  38.2-1401, 38.2-1443.1, and 38.2-3100.2. (Patron-Nixon, HB 549 (Chapter 216))
Insurance agent license examinations; demographic data. Amending 38.2-1817. (Patron-Puckett, SB 416 (F))
Insurance agents; notice of appointment. Amending  38.2-1833. (Patron-Nixon, HB 542 (Chapter 357))
Insurance agents; revises definition of limited burial insurance authorities. Amending  38.2-1800. (Patron-Edwards, SB 692 (C))
Insurance agents; State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance to collect certain demographic and other information from examination candidates. (Patron-Hargrove, HJR 196 (P))
Insurance company investments; preferred stocks. Amending 38.2-1423. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 182 (Chapter 93))
Insurance liability; disclosure of limits prior to filing a lawsuit. Amending  8.01-417. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 172 (Chapter 819))
Insurance licensing; certificates of authority. Amending 38.2-1820, 38.2-1822, 38.2-1836, 38.2-1838, 38.2-1845, 38.2-1857.2, 38.2-1857.5, 38.2-1857.9, 38.2-1865.1, and 38.2-1865.4. (Patron-Plum, HB 349 (Chapter 213))
Insurance market analyses; confidentiality. Amending  38.2-1317.1; adding  38.2-1317.2. (Patron-McClellan, HB 336 (Chapter 249))
Insurance notices; electronic delivery. Amending  38.2-231, 38.2-2113, 38.2-2114, 38.2-2208, and 38.2-2212; adding 38.2-230.1. (Patron-May, HB 636 (C))
Liability, fire, and motor vehicle insurance policies; establishes exceptions to prohibitions on refusal to renew. Amending 38.2-231, 38.2-2114, and 38.2-2212. (Patron-Purkey, HB 914 (Chapter 221); Stolle, SB 612 (Chapter 58))
Medical malpractice; definition of professional services. Amending  8.01-20.1, 8.01-50.1, 8.01-581.1, 8.01-581.20, and 16.1-83.1. (Patron-Watts, HB 1051 (I) See HB501)
Medical malpractice; definition of professional services. Amending  8.01-581.1 and 8.01-581.20. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 501 (Chapter 169); Norment, SB 602 (Chapter 205))
Medical Malpractice Settlement Offer and Recovery Act; established. Adding  8.01-581.12:3 through 8.01-581.12:6. (Patron-Athey, HB 1282 (F))
Mortgage loans; escrowing taxes and insurance. Adding  6.1-2.8:1. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1091 (C))
Motor carrier liability insurance; required for operators of trolleys. Amending  46.2-2053. (Patron-Cole, HB 1110 (F))
Motor carriers; liability insurance for buses with capacity of no more than 40 passengers. Amending  46.2-2053. (Patron-Cole, HB 352 (F))
Motor vehicle; forfeiture thereof for two or more offenses of driving without insurance. Amending  19.2-386.16 and 46.2-301.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 178 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; insurers provide premium reductions to persons age 55 and over who complete DMV-approved course. Amending  38.2-2217. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1462 (F); Edwards, SB 688 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance settlement practices; cap on reimbursement for paint and materials. Amending  38.2-517. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1176 (Chapter 516); Petersen, SB 697 (Chapter 111))
Motor vehicle liability insurance; increases coverage limits. Amending  46.2-419 and 46.2-472. (Patron-Albo, HB 168 (F))
Pharmacy benefits; claims and payments submitted electronically. Adding  38.2-3407.9:03. (Patron-Puckett, SB 403 (Chapter 104))
Slayer statute; amends definition, insurance company not liable for policies acquired by slayer of decedent. Amending  55-401 through 55-406, 55-411, and 55-414. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 949 (Chapter 822); Petersen, SB 450 (Chapter 830))
Small business health insurance pools; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to create position of Small Business Health Insurance Advisor. Adding  2.2-213.3. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 1497 (F))
Small businesses; joint subcommittee to study whether laws and regulations impede ability in procuring health insurance. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 71 (F))
State Corporation Commission; confidentiality of information. Amending  6.1-2.27:1 and 38.2-1834.1. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 831 (Chapter 303))
State employees; increases health insurance credits for those retired. Amending  51.1-1400. (Patron-Morgan, HB 317 (F); Deeds, SB 260 (C))
Surplus lines insurance; diligent effort requirement. Amending 38.2-4806. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 298 (Chapter 212))
Title insurance agents; pre-licensing education course. Amending 38.2-1814.1. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 431 (Chapter 250))
Underinsured motorist insurance coverage; establishes mechanism by which liability insurer may pay its limits of liability. Amending  38.2-2206. (Patron-Joannou, HB 919 (F))
Vehicle protection product warranties; establishes requirements regarding provision thereof. Amending  38.2-100 and 59.1-200; adding  59.1-434.1 through 59.1-434.12. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1541 (F))
VirginiaShare Health Insurance Program; established, report. Amending  2.2-2101 and 38.2-3407.12; adding  32.1-368 through 32.1-377 and 38.2-3438 through 38.2-3446. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 578 (F))
VirginiaShare Health Insurance Program; established, report. Amending  2.2-2101 and 38.2-3407.12; adding  32.1-368 through 32.1-377 and 38.2-3438 through 38.2-3447. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 593 (F))
Wind Underwriting Association; established. Amending  38.2-602, 38.2-1343, 38.2-1902, 38.2-2001, 38.2-2113, and 38.2-2114; adding  38.2-2914 through 38.2-2925. (Patron-Wagner, SB 318 (C))
2008 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 12/19/08