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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 34. Provisions Relating to Accident and Sickness Insurance

§ 38.2-3407.21. Short-term limited-duration medical plans.

A. As used in this section:

"Carrier" means any entity that is authorized to sell, offer, or provide a short-term limited-duration medical plan.

"Covered person" means a policyholder, subscriber, enrollee, participant, or other individual who is entitled to health care services provided, arranged for, paid for, or reimbursed pursuant to a short-term limited-duration medical plan.

"PPACA" has the meaning ascribed thereto in § 38.2-3438.

"Short-term limited-duration medical plan" has the same meaning as short-term limited-duration insurance as used in 26 C.F.R. § 54.9801-2, 29 C.F.R. § 2590.701-2 and 45 C.F.R. § 144.103 except as described in subsection B.

B. No carrier shall issue, deliver, issue for delivery, reissue, or extend in the Commonwealth on and after July 1, 2021, any short-term limited-duration medical plan:

1. With a duration that exceeds three months;

2. That can be renewed or extended if the renewal or extension would result in such coverage being effective for more than six months, notwithstanding § 38.2-3514.2; or

3. If the issuance, delivery, reissuance, or extension of the short-term limited-duration medical plan would result in a covered person being covered by a short-term limited-duration medical plan for more than six months in any 12-month period.

C. No carrier shall issue a short-term limited-duration medical plan during an annual open enrollment period.

D. Any certificate delivered in the Commonwealth that is issued under a short-term limited-duration medical plan in any other jurisdiction shall comply with the requirements of this section.

2020, cc. 1076, 1077.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.