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INSURANCE

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Accident and sickness insurance policies; coverage of children who are under age 27. Amending  38.2-3500 and 38.2-3525. (Patron-Toscano, HB 440 (C))
Autism Tuition Assistance Grant Program; established. Amending 38.2-4319, 58.1-322, and 58.1-344.3; adding  22.1-335.1 through 22.1-335.8 and 38.2-3418.16; repealing  58.1-439.12:01. (Patron-Stosch, SB 649 (F))
COBRA; continuation coverage following termination of employment. Amending  38.2-3541.1. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 554 (Chapter 21))
Continuing care retirement community board of directors; resident representation. Adding  38.2-4901.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 117 (F))
Credit default insurance; definition. Adding  38.2-6400 through 38.2-6409. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 28 (F))
Credit life insurance; disclosure requirement. Amending 38.2-3724 and 38.2-3735. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 77 (Chapter 211))
Deed of trust; allows certain title insurance companies to exercise authority that settlement agents currently possess to release lien. Amending  55-66.3. (Patron-Peace, HB 715 (Chapter 236))
Dentists and oral surgeons; reimbursement for certain services. Amending  38.2-4214, 38.2-4319, and 38.2-4509; adding 38.2-3407.17. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1263 (Chapter 583); Wampler, SB 622 (Chapter 734))
Disclosure of insurance liability limits; allows an attorney of personal representative of a deceased person to request disclosure thereof. Amending  8.01-417. (Patron-McEachin, SB 638 (I) See SB427)
Fire or homeowners insurance policy; coverage for damages or replacement of Chinese drywall. Adding  38.2-2105.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 44 (F))
Foreign insurers; requires State Corporation Commission to issue a license authorizing insurer to transact business of insurance in State. Amending  38.2-316, 38.2-1024, 38.2-1028, 38.2-1029, 38.2-1400, and 38.2-1902; adding  38.2-1027.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 339 (F))
Group accident and sickness insurance; coverage to be extended to insure any parent of insured group member. Amending  38.2-3525. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 541 (C))
Group accident and sickness insurance coverage; minimum number of covered persons. Amending  38.2-3523.4. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 539 (C))
Group health insurance; allows coverage to be extended to full-time students under age 27. Amending  38.2-3525. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 12 (C))
Group health insurance; enrollment opportunities. Amending 38.2-4214 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3541.2. (Patron-McClellan, HB 317 (Chapter 504))
Group health insurance; policies and contracts sold to small employer are required to include coverage for mammograms, etc. Amending  38.2-3406.1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 477 (Chapter 155))
Group health insurance policies; provide a discount to employers who institute wellness programs. Amending  38.2-4319; adding 38.2-3540.2. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 548 (Chapter 272))
Group life insurance; permits state retiree to make irrevocable beneficiary designation to purchase funeral services. Amending 51.1-511. (Patron-Hanger, SB 335 (F))
Group life insurance coverage; extended to any persons mutually agreed upon by insurer and policyholder. Amending  38.2-3323. (Patron-Rust, HB 352 (Chapter 227); Howell, SB 465 (Chapter 374))
Health benefits plans; sale by foreign health insurers to persons in State. Amending  38.2-1802; adding  38.2-6400 through 38.2-6408. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 31 (F))
Health insurance; continuation of group health coverage upon termination of eligibility. Amending  38.2-3541. (Patron-McClellan, HB 315 (Chapter 503))
Health insurance; coverage for early intervention services of autism. Amending  38.2-3418.5. (Patron-Albo, HB 730 (C))
Health insurance; coverage for mental health and substance abuse services. Amending  38.2-3412.1 and 38.2-3412.1:01. (Patron-Houck, SB 706 (Chapter 693))
Health insurance; coverage for treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Amending  38.2-1802; adding  38.2-6400 through 38.2-6404. (Patron-LeMunyon, HB 1367 (C))
Health insurance; coverage funded by localities. Amending 15.2-1517. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1054 (F); Whipple, SB 451 (F))
Health insurance; credits for retired school division employees. Amending  51.1-1401. (Patron-Marsden, SB 722 (F))
Health insurance; mandated benefits for colorectal cancer screening. Amending  38.2-3418.7:1. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1094 (C))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.16. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 34 (F); O’Bannon, HB 303 (F); Howell, SB 464 (F))
Health insurance; mandated coverage for telemedicine services. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3418.16. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1182 (F); Wampler, SB 675 (Chapter 222))
Health insurance, basic; authorizes health maintenance organizations to offer and sell to small employers plans that do not include state-mandated benefits. Amending  38.2-3406.1 and 38.2-4319. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 556 (Chapter 515); Reynolds, SB 642 (Chapter 687))
Health insurance choice; created. Adding  38.2-6400 through 38.2-6406. (Patron-Peace, HB 720 (C))
Health insurance choice; Secretary of Commerce and Trade, et al. to appropriate business and trade associations, and independent agent trade organizations to develop blueprint therefor, report. (Patron-Peace, HJR 191 (F))
Health insurance coverage; expands scope of who is eligible. Amending  38.2-3430.2. (Patron-McClellan, HB 258 (Chapter 225))
Health insurance coverage, catastrophic; Joint Commission on Health Care to study options. (Patron-Stolle, HJR 99 (P))
Health insurance program; development of plan for school divisions and local government similar to program of state employees. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 693 (F))
Health insurance system, private; joint subcommittee on Healthcare Reform to recommend reforms. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 35 (F))
Health insurers; Commissioner of Insurance to collect data regarding efficiency of operations in State. Amending 38.2-4214 and 38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3404.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1294 (F))
Health savings accounts; exemption from creditors’ claims. Adding 38.2-5604. (Patron-Edwards, SB 163 (Chapter 595))
Health services plan; hearings and investigations on effect of other state’s law. Adding  38.2-4229.2. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1377 (Chapter 704))
Home service contract providers; exempts those that have certain net worth from licensure regulation. Amending  38.2-2617, 38.2-2618, and 38.2-2619. (Patron-Nixon, HB 532 (Chapter 235); Saslaw, SB 439 (Chapter 371))
Homeowners insurance; prohibits an insurance company from canceling, refusing to renew, etc., policy because dwelling was built using Chinese drywall. Amending  38.2-2114. (Patron-Oder, HB 45 (F); Miller, J.C., SB 298 (F))
Human tracking devices; unlawful use thereof by insurer or employer. Adding  38.2-608.1 and 40.1-28.7:4. (Patron-Cole, HB 53 (F))
Income tax, state; long-term care insurance tax credit. Amending 58.1-339.11. (Patron-Garrett, HB 1050 (C); Martin, SB 310 (C))
Individual health insurance coverage; resident of State shall not be required to obtain or maintain a policy. Adding 38.2-3430.1:1. (Patron-Cole, HB 576 (I) See HB10; Peace, HB 722 (I) See HB10; Vogel, SB 417 (Chapter 108))
Individual health insurance coverage; resident of State shall not be required to obtain or maintain a policy, exception. Adding 38.2-3430.1:1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 10 (Chapter 818))
Individual health insurance coverage; resident of State shall not be required to obtain or maintain a policy, exceptions. Adding 38.2-3430.1:1. (Patron-Quayle, SB 283 (Chapter 106); Martin, SB 311 (Chapter 107))
Individual health insurance coverage; resident of State shall not be required to obtain or maintain policy. Amending  38.2-1802; adding  38.2-6400 through 38.2-6407. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 536 (C))
Individual health insurance coverage; sets parameters of period an individual is not covered. Amending  38.2-3430.2. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1095 (Chapter 642))
Insurance; State Corporation Commission to require a person to make restitution if person improperly withholds, etc., any money or property received while conducting business. Amending 38.2-218. (Patron-McClellan, HB 260 (Chapter 226))
Insurance agents; continuing education program. Amending 38.2-1874. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 939 (Chapter 335))
Insurance information disclosures; requires agent to disclose information about policy on life of deceased policyholder to a funeral service licensee. Amending  38.2-612.1. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 664 (F))
Insurance policies; repeals a provision for countersignature requirements. Repealing  38.2-323. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1018 (Chapter 337))
Insurance policy limits; allows personal representative of estate of decedent to request disclosure thereof prior to filing civil action for wrongful death. Amending  8.01-417. (Patron-Joannou, HB 1106 (Chapter 435); Herring, SB 427 (Chapter 354))
Insurance rate filings; exempts insurance rate-related information filed with State Corporation Commission from public inspection. Amending  38.2-1907. (Patron-Nixon, HB 531 (Chapter 234))
License tax credit; credit against state license tax liability on certain insurance companies for investments in State small business investment companies. Adding  58.1-2532 through 58.1-2551. (Patron-Merricks, HB 1384 (C))
Life and annuities licenses; removes requirement that a nonresident insurance agent obtain license from Bureau of Insurance as a condition to obtaining a variable contract license. Amending 38.2-1815, 38.2-1825, and 38.2-1869. (Patron-Plum, HB 800 (Chapter 281))
Mail order pharmacy; insurer not limited to a single provider for services. Amending  2.2-2818, 38.2-3407.7, 38.2-4209.1, and 38.2-4312.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 116 (Chapter 357); Newman, SB 535 (Chapter 157))
Mandated health insurance benefits; Commission to review mandated health insurance benefits to assess their social and financial impact and their medical efficacy. Amending  2.2-2505. (Patron-Peace, HB 726 (Chapter 329))
Medicaid; State to withdraw therefrom upon passage of federal health reform. Amending  2.2-213.1, 2.2-511, 2.2-617, 2.2-2648, 2.2-2649, 2.2-3705.6, 2.2-4002, 2.2-4025, 2.2-4345, 19.2-389, 20-49.8, 20-88.02, 20-108.2, 22.1-274.02, 23-38.93, 23-50.16, 23-77.3, 24.2-411.2, 26-17.4, 32.1-27.1, 32.1-111.2, 32.1-111.6:1, 32.1-122.07, 32.1-123, 32.1-127, 32.1-127.01, 32.1-132, 32.1-137, 32.1-138, 32.1-138.2, 32.1-138.3, 32.1-162.8, 32.1-276.4, 32.1-276.5:1, 32.1-323.1, 32.1-325 through 32.1-325.2, 32.1-326.1 through 32.1-327, 32.1-330.1, 32.1-330.3, 32.1-331.12, 32.1-331.13, 32.1-346, 32.1-347, 32.1-351, 32.1-353.2, 32.1-353.3, 32.1-366, 32.1-367, 32.1-369, 37.2-837, 37.2-1024, 38.2-226.2, 38.2-508.3, 38.2-1318, 38.2-2201, 38.2-3405.1, 38.2-3407.12, 38.2-3407.15, 38.2-3408, 38.2-3430.2, 38.2-3431, 38.2-3541, 38.2-4300, 38.2-4306, 38.2-4319, 38.2-4320, 38.2-4320.1, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5509, 38.2-5803, 38.2-5804, 38.2-6007, 54.1-2523, 54.1-2709.2, 54.1-2910.1, 54.1-3411.1, 55-19.5, 58.1-609.10, 63.2-608, 63.2-616, 63.2-1606, 63.2-1805, 63.2-1900, 63.2-1905, 63.2-1954.1, 63.2-2200, 63.2-2201, and 65.2-101; repealing 32.1-323.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 345 (F))
Medical Injury Compensation Board; established, compensation for medical injury. Amending  2.2-3705.5, 2.2-4018, 2.2-4024, 8.01-38, 8.01-38.1, 8.01-52.1, 8.01-195.6, 8.01-195.7, 8.01-243.1, 8.01-385, 8.01-399, 8.01-407, 8.01-581.20:1, 17.1-405, 17.1-407, 17.1-410, 17.1-412, 17.1-900, 32.1-127.1:03, 38.2-117, 38.2-2228.2, 38.2-2800, 38.2-2801, 38.2-2900, 51.1-301, 54.1-2523, 54.1-2900, 54.1-2909, 54.1-2910.1, 54.1-2912.3, 58.1-2501, and 58.1-2502; adding  8.01-273.2, 38.2-118.1, and 38.2-6400 through 38.2-6467; repealing 8.01-20.1, 8.01-50.1, 8.01-581.1 through 8.01-581.12:2, 8.01-581.13, 8.01-581.15, 8.01-581.20, 16.1-83.1, and 38.2-5020.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 87 (F))
Medicare supplement policies; available to individuals under age 65 due to a disability. Adding  38.2-3610. (Patron-Englin, HB 265 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; consideration of driving record when underwriting a policy. Adding  38.2-1904.1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1074 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; premiums based on credit information. Amending  38.2-2212, 38.2-2213, and 38.2-2234. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1075 (F); Wagner, SB 399 (F))
Pharmacy contracts; establishes requirements for audit procedures. Amending  38.2-4319; adding  38.2-3407.9:04. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 198 (F))
Preneed funeral contracts; State Corporation Commission to oversee contracts that are to be funded by proceeds of a life insurance policy. Amending  38.2-1809, 38.2-3100.3, and 54.1-2820. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1333 (F))
Prescription drug benefits; replaces obsolete publications from list of standard reference compendia with existing approved publications. Amending  2.2-2818 and 38.2-3407.5. (Patron-Garrett, HB 1375 (Chapter 443))
Public Safety Fund; imposes an assessment on property and casualty insurance companies. Adding  38.2-401.2. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1173 (F); Howell, SB 466 (F))
Residential property insurance; duty of insurer to repair damages. Adding  38.2-2105.1. (Patron-Alexander, HB 205 (F); Miller, Y.B., SB 36 (F))
Retirement System; increases amount of monthly health insurance credits. Amending  51.1-1403. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1055 (F))
Retirement System; optional life insurance. Amending  51.1-505 and 51.1-512. (Patron-Tata, HB 561 (Chapter 751))
Settlement payment; insurer to provide notice to a judgment creditor or claimant upon payment of at least $5,000. Adding 38.2-236. (Patron-Norment, SB 511 (F))
Small businesses; joint subcommittee to study whether state laws and regulations impede ability to act collectively in procuring health insurance. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 28 (F))
State employees; restoration of health insurance plan options in Hampton Roads area. (Patron-Spruill, HB 1251 (F))
Substance abuse treatment services; Bureau of Insurance of State Corporation Commission to collect data and information on coverage provided by health insurers, health services plans, and health maintenance organizations therefor, report. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 74 (I) See SJR73)
Uninsured motorist insurance; coverage for nonresident motor vehicle insured under policy issued in another state. Amending 38.2-2206. (Patron-Cline, HB 1354 (F); McEachin, SB 460 (F))
Uninsured motorist insurance; liability insurer relieved of costs of defending owner or operator in claim involving property damage or bodily injury. Amending  38.2-2206. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 93 (Chapter 492))
Virginia Life, Accident and Sickness Insurance Guaranty Association; coverage for policies and contracts to persons specified. Amending  38.2-1442 and 38.2-1700 through 38.2-1715. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 448 (Chapter 510))
Virginia Life, Accident and Sickness Insurance Guaranty Association; increases maximum amount of coverage provided. Amending  38.2-1704. (Patron-Cole, HB 574 (I) See HB448)
Virginia Wind Underwriting Association; created. 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-Kilgore, HB 89 (C))
Workers’ compensation; insurance carriers to file proof of coverage within 30 days of an insurance policy’s inception. Amending 65.2-804. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 807 (Chapter 282); Wampler, SB 597 (Chapter 376))
2010 Session 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 06/16/10