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    Report Document No. 51
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    Document Title
    2011 Annual Report of the Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits

    Special Advisory Commission On Mandated Health Insurance Benefits

    Enabling Authority
    2.2-2503 (G.)

    Executive Summary
    Authority and History

    The Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits (Advisory Commission) was created in 1990 to evaluate the social and financial impact and medical efficacy of existing and proposed mandated health insurance benefits and providers. Sections 2.2-2503 through 2.2-2505 of the Code of Virginia provide for the establishment and organization of the Advisory Commission. Section 2.2-2503 requires that the Advisory Commission report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the interim activity and the work of the Commission no later than the first day of the regular session of the General Assembly.

    Issues Considered in 2011

    Three bills were referred to the Advisory Commission by the 2010 Session of the General Assembly. Summaries of the bills are included in this report. The Advisory Commission did not schedule any meetings in 2011, however, because the issues covered by the bills referred in 2010 were impacted by federal healthcare reform legislation. Initial federal guidance on one key issue was not received until December 2011 and additional information is expected in early 2012. A meeting will be scheduled after the 2012 session.