Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor
Chairman: Frank W. Wagner
Clerk: Chad Starzer
Staff: Frank Munyan
Date of Meeting: January 29, 2018
Time and Place: 15 Min after adj. Senate Room A, Pocahontas Building
Update to add SB352, SB642, and SB948
[see full agenda here: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+doc+S0210129]
Some of the bills of significant interest:
S.B. 671 Health carriers; participation in health benefit exchange, requirement for conducting activities.
Health carriers; participation in health benefit exchange; requirement for conducting insurance activities. Prohibits a health carrier from engaging in the business of insurance in the Commonwealth or administering, sponsoring, selling, or providing a policy, coverage or services under a health plan or program for state or local employees or a Medicaid managed care program unless the health carrier is actively participating in any health benefit exchange established or operated in the Commonwealth. The measure defines “actively participating in the exchange” as offering health benefits plans on an exchange (i) in the individual market; (ii) at the bronze and silver levels, and at any other level at the health carrier’s discretion; and (iii) in every locality in the Commonwealth in which the health carrier conducts any of the foregoing activities.
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 38.2-3446.1, relating to health carriers; conducting insurance activities conditioned on participation in health benefit exchange.
S.B. 844 Health insurance; active participation in health benefit exchange condition to gov’t contracting.
Health insurance; active participation in health benefit exchange condition to government contracting. Bars a health carrier that does not actively participate in the health benefit exchange from entering into or renewing a contract with the Commonwealth or any agency or political subdivision thereof related to the administration, sponsorship, sale, offering, or provision of services or benefits under a Medicaid managed care program or a health insurance program for current or retired state or local government employees.
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 38.2-3446.1, relating to health carriers; conducting insurance activities under governmental programs; active participation in health benefit exchange required.
S.B. 907 Health insurance; coverage for contraceptives.
Health insurance; coverage for contraceptives. Requires health carriers to provide coverage, under any health insurance policy, contract, or plan that includes coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis, for any prescribed contraceptive drug or contraceptive device. Currently health carriers are required to offer and make available such coverage. The measure prohibits a health carrier from imposing upon any person receiving contraceptive benefits pursuant to the provisions of the measure any copayment, coinsurance payment, or fee. The measure applies to health insurance contracts, policies, or plans delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed on and after January 1, 2019.
A BILL to amend and reenact § 38.2-3407.5:1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to health insurance; coverage for prescription contraceptives.