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CS/CS/HB 445: Wellness or Health Improvement Programs

GENERAL BILL by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee ; Health and Human Services Quality Subcommittee ; Ingram ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Corcoran ; Ford ; Jones, M. ; Passidomo

Wellness or Health Improvement Programs; Authorizes insurers & HMOs to offer voluntary wellness or health improvement program & encourage or reward participation in program by offering rewards or incentives to members; authorizes insurers & HMOs to require plan members not participating in said programs to provide verification that their medical condition warrants nonparticipation in order for nonparticipants to receive rewards or incentives; requires that reward or incentive be disclosed in policy or certificate, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 6/17/2011 - Chapter No. 2011-167
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/25/2011 House • Filed
2/7/2011 House • Referred to HHS Quality Subcommittee; Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 43
3/4/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- HHS Quality Subcommittee, 03/08/11, 1:30 pm, 306 HOB
3/8/2011 House • Introduced -HJ 43
• CS by HHS Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 211
3/10/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by HHS Quality Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 208
3/11/2011 House • Now in Insurance and Banking Subcommittee -HJ 219
3/21/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, 03/23/11, 1:00 pm, 404 HOB
3/23/2011 House • CS/CS by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -HJ 325
3/25/2011 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 321
3/28/2011 House • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 338
4/11/2011 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 04/13/11, 1:00 pm, Morris Hall
4/13/2011 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 644
4/14/2011 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 644
4/27/2011 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/11
4/29/2011 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 930
• Amendment(s) adopted (689693) -HJ 930
• Read 3rd time -HJ 931
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 115 NAYS 0 -HJ 931
4/29/2011 Senate • In Messages
5/2/2011 Senate • Received -SJ 716
• Referred to Health Regulation; Banking and Insurance; Rules -SJ 716
5/3/2011 Senate • Withdrawn from Health Regulation; Banking and Insurance; Rules -SJ 754
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 1522 -SJ 754
• Read 2nd time -SJ 754
• Read 3rd time -SJ 755
• CS passed; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 755
5/3/2011 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 1102
6/9/2011 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/17/2011 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2011-167