SB 922 Health insurance; SCC, et al., to perform plan management functions, review of premium rates.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Health insurance; plan management and rate review. Authorizes the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to perform plan management functions for participation in the federal health benefit exchange established by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to § 1321 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This obligation is contingent upon the availability of full funding, technology infrastructure being made available to the SCC, there being no other impediments that effectively prevent the SCC from performing any required plan management functions, and that the performance of such plan management functions is not deemed to establish a health benefit exchange pursuant to § 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In addition, the SCC's obligation to perform plan management functions is contingent upon receiving federal funding sufficient to pay the operating expenses necessary to carry out the functions. The SCC may contract with and enter into memoranda of understanding to carry out its plan management functions with any state or federal agency. The measure also authorizes the SCC to review and approve accident and sickness insurance premium rates applicable to health benefit plans in the individual and small group markets and health benefit plans providing health insurance coverage in the individual market through certain non-employer group plans. The power to review and approve rates is a condition to the SCC being found to be an effective regulator of such rates. The measure provides that no agent, employee, officer, or agency of the Commonwealth is authorized to take any action to establish, or that could be deemed to establish, a health benefit exchange pursuant to § 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Finally, the measure authorizes the Virginia Department of Health to assist in the plan management functions. The bill incorporates SB 1084 and is identical to HB 1769.

Full text:
01/07/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/13 13103184D  pdf | impact statement
01/28/13  Senate: Committee substitute printed 13104644D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/01/13  Senate: Printed as engrossed 13104644D-ES1  pdf | impact statement
02/11/13  House: Committee substitute printed 13105046D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/21/13  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB922ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/21/13  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0679)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/07/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/09/13 13103184D
01/07/13  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/13  Senate: Assigned C&L sub: Health Insurance
01/28/13  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/28/13  Senate: Committee substitute printed 13104644D-S1
01/29/13  Senate: Incorporates SB1084
01/30/13  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/13  Senate: Read second time
01/31/13  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/31/13  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 13104644D-S1
01/31/13  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB922S1
02/01/13  Senate: Read third time and defeated by Senate (30-Y 8-N)
02/01/13  Senate: Requires 31 affirmative votes for passage
02/01/13  Senate: Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/13  Senate: Passed by temporarily
02/01/13  Senate: Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/13  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/01/13  Senate: Amendment by Senator Watkins agreed to
02/01/13  Senate: Emergency clause deleted
02/01/13  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB922ES1
02/01/13  Senate: Printed as engrossed 13104644D-ES1
02/01/13  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/13  Senate: Passed Senate (31-Y 8-N)
02/06/13  House: Placed on Calendar
02/06/13  House: Read first time
02/06/13  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/13  House: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (17-Y 5-N)
02/11/13  House: Committee substitute printed 13105046D-H1
02/13/13  House: Read second time
02/14/13  House: Read third time
02/14/13  House: Committee substitute agreed to 13105046D-H1
02/14/13  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB922H1
02/14/13  House: Passed House with substitute (64-Y 35-N)
02/14/13  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (64-Y 35-N)
02/18/13  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/13  Senate: Title replaced 13105046D-S1
02/18/13  Senate: Emergency clause deleted
02/18/13  Senate: Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/13  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (32-Y 8-N)
02/21/13  Senate: Enrolled
02/21/13  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB922ER)
02/21/13  Senate: Signed by President
02/21/13  House: Signed by Speaker
03/21/13  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 679 (effective 7/1/13)
03/21/13  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0679)