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Code of Virginia
Title 38.2. Insurance
Chapter 43. Health Maintenance Organizations
5/29/2024

§ 38.2-4322. Affiliation period.

A. A health maintenance organization which offers health insurance coverage in connection with a group health plan or group health insurance coverage and which does not impose any preexisting condition exclusion allowed under § 38.2-3432.3, with respect to any particular coverage option may impose an affiliation period for such coverage option, but only if:

1. Such period is applied uniformly without regard to any health status-related factors; and

2. Such period does not exceed two months (or three months in the case of a late enrollee).

B. An affiliation period as described in subsection A shall begin on the enrollment date.

C. An affiliation period under a plan shall run concurrently with any waiting period under the plan.

D. Defined terms as set forth in § 38.2-3431 which are used in this chapter shall have the same meaning here that they have in Chapter 34.

1997, cc. 807, 913.

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.