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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 14. Insurance
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance
Chapter 211. Rules Governing Health Maintenance Organizations

14VAC5-211-220. Preexisting conditions and waiting periods.

A. In accordance with § 38.2-3444 of the Code of Virginia, a health maintenance organization shall not limit or exclude coverage for an enrollee by imposing a preexisting condition exclusion. This section shall apply to any health maintenance organization providing a health benefit plan in the individual or group markets, including a grandfathered group health plan, but not including a grandfathered plan for individual health insurance coverage.

B. A waiting period not to exceed 90 days may be allowed for a group health plan or excepted benefits policies or contracts that do not provide for essential health benefits. Any waiting period is deemed to commence on the enrollment date for group coverage or the effective date of the policy, as applicable.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 38.2-223 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 25, eff. September 1, 2011; Volume 31, Issue 3, eff. January 1, 2015.

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