VA HB2516 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 9 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-05 - Left in Commerce and Labor
Pending: House Commerce and Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Health insurance rate reviews; minimum anticipated loss ratios; pharmacy benefit price spread. Requires the State Corporation Commission (Commission) to treat the price spread on any contract between the issuer of a health benefit plan and its pharmacy benefits manager as an administrative cost of the issuer. The measure requires the issuer's administrative costs to be excluded from the amount of benefits provided under a health benefit plan when the Commission determines the health benefit plan's anticipated loss ratio. The measure codifies portions of the Commission's regulations promulgated to implement the requirement that it review and approve the premium rates for health benefit plans, including the requirement that the benefits provided by a health benefit plan are reasonable in relation to the premiums charged.

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Health insurance rate reviews; pharmacy benefit price spread.


Roll Calls

2019-01-29 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 1-N) (Y: 6 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-05HouseLeft in Commerce and Labor
2019-01-29HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 1-N)
2019-01-15HouseAssigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
2019-01-09HouseReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2019-01-09HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102959D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
382316.2(n/a)See Bill Text
3824214(n/a)See Bill Text
3824319(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments