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HB 170 86-0 (2019) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al.
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol | et. al.
Relating to coverage for mammography under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 217 86-0 (2019) Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for hair prostheses for cancer patients. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 317 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the use of clinical decision support software and laboratory benefits management programs in connection with the provision of clinical laboratory services to certain managed care plan enrollees. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 392 86-0 (2019) Author: Blanco, César
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to long-term care insurance for state employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 501 86-0 (2019) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child. House: Insurance Considered in Calendars
HB 565 86-0 (2019) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to healthcare coverage in this state. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 593 86-0 (2019) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al. Relating to the computation of the standard service retirement annuity for members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas enrolled in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 594 86-0 (2019) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to availability of certain health benefit plan options for certain participants in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 649 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to disclosures by liability insurers and policyholders to third-party claimants; providing an administrative penalty. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 670 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Ken | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer testing and screening. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 698 86-0 (2019) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to certain protected practices of pharmacists and pharmacies regarding amounts charged for prescription drugs. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 748 86-0 (2019) Author: Neave, Victoria | et. al. Relating to certain criminal offenses involving protective headgear requirements for motorcycle operators and passengers. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 762 86-0 (2019) Author: Wu, Gene | et. al. Relating to HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 839 86-0 (2019) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to the group benefits advisory committee for the board of trustees of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 923 86-0 (2019) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to coverage of an alternative treatment after the approval of a utilization review. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 937 86-0 (2019) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 964 86-0 (2019) Author: Cole, Sheryl Relating to certain claims against the administrator of employment benefits for the employees of a political subdivision. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1124 86-0 (2019) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to civil liability for an insurer's violation of certain insurance laws. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1156 86-0 (2019) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the provision and use of health coverage information to educate consumers purchasing individual health benefit coverage. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1219 86-0 (2019) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to education employees uniform group health coverage. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 1239 86-0 (2019) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to a study by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas regarding the use of health reimbursement accounts in conjunction with certain Medicare plans to provide health benefit coverage for certain retired school employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1273 86-0 (2019) Author: Zedler, Bill | et. al. Relating to denial of payment for preauthorized health care or dental care services. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1291 86-0 (2019) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to prohibited practices by a life insurance company relating to an individual's prescription for or obtainment of an opioid antagonist. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1384 86-0 (2019) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to enrollment of certain retirees in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 1395 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to a "Texas Way" to reforming and addressing issues related to the Medicaid program, including the creation of an alternative program designed to ensure health benefit plan coverage to certain low-income individuals through the private marketplace. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 1410 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to payment for care provided by a chiropractor under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1441 86-0 (2019) Author: Tinderholt, Tony | et. al. Relating to reenrollment of certain retirees in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 1455 86-0 (2019) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Relating to the audit of wholesale invoices during certain audits of pharmacists and pharmacies. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 1511 86-0 (2019) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to required coverage for eating disorders under group health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1584 86-0 (2019) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription drugs for stage-four advanced, metastatic cancer. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 1635 86-0 (2019) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for early childhood intervention services. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1645 86-0 (2019) Author: Beckley, Michelle | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage of preexisting conditions. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1718 86-0 (2019) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to participation in the health care market by managed care plan enrollees. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1742 86-0 (2019) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Johnson, Nathan
Relating to the mediation of the settlement of certain health benefit claims involving balance billing by out-of-network laboratories. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1757 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Relating to the authority of an insured to select a pharmacist under the insured's health insurance policy. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 1783 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Phil Relating to premium and maintenance tax credits related to certain fees paid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1832 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to prohibited practices relating to health benefit plan coverage for emergency care. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
HB 1862 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to certain required disclosures and prohibited practices of certain employee benefit plans and health insurance policies that provide benefits for dental care services. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1864 86-0 (2019) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the Texas Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association. House: Insurance Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 1880 86-0 (2019) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to health benefit plan provider networks; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing an assessment. House: Insurance Received from the House
HB 1903 86-0 (2019) Author: Smithee, John Relating to disclosures required in connection with the issuance of certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1905 86-0 (2019) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the relationship between physicians or health care providers and health maintenance organizations or preferred provider benefit plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1914 86-0 (2019) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al. Relating to the relationship between health maintenance organizations and preferred provider benefit plans and physicians and health care providers, including prompt payment of the claims of certain physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance Received from the House
HB 1968 86-0 (2019) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Relating to coverage for treatment of craniofacial abnormalities under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1990 86-0 (2019) Author: Lambert, Stan Relating to access to certain psychological associates under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Considered in Calendars
HB 2033 86-0 (2019) Author: Zwiener, Erin Relating to enrollment of certain retirees in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 2041 86-0 (2019) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the regulation of freestanding emergency medical care facilities. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2097 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to a pilot program for the provision of health coverage for school district employees in certain school districts. House: Public Education Left pending in committee
HB 2099 86-0 (2019) Author: Lambert, Stan | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna | et. al.
Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 2114 86-0 (2019) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to health benefit plan coverage of preexisting conditions. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2151 86-0 (2019) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al. Relating to the use of extrapolation by a health maintenance organization or an insurer to audit claims. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2231 86-0 (2019) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Relating to the practices and operation of pharmacy benefit managers; providing administrative penalties. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2294 86-0 (2019) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to state contributions to fund the group insurance program for retired school employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 2327 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Relating to preauthorization of certain medical care and health care services by certain health benefit plan issuers and to the regulation of utilization review, independent review, and peer review for health benefit plan and workers' compensation coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 2367 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to a prohibition on bids by certain insurance and health benefit providers to administer or provide coverage under certain group benefit plans for governmental employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2387 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the regulation of utilization review, independent review, and peer review for health benefit plan and workers' compensation coverage and to preauthorization of certain medical care and health care services by certain health benefit plan issuers. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2408 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie | et. al. Relating to preauthorization by certain health benefit plan issuers of certain benefits. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2417 86-0 (2019) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to certain contributions for health benefit plan coverage under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 2433 86-0 (2019) Author: Bowers, Rhetta | et. al. Relating to enrollment of certain retirees in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 2447 86-0 (2019) Author: Swanson, Valoree | et. al. Relating to prohibited actions regarding health benefit plan coverage for enrollees who refuse to have an abortion. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2486 86-0 (2019) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al.
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Relating to certain required disclosures and prohibited practices of certain employee benefit plans and health insurance policies that provide benefits for dental care services. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2507 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the regulation of short-term limited-duration insurance policies providing health insurance coverage. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2520 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie | et. al. Relating to disclosures by certain health benefit plans to enrollees regarding certain preauthorized medical care and health care services. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2525 86-0 (2019) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to participation in the health care market by enrollees of certain governmental managed care plans. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 2536 86-0 (2019) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Relating to transparency related to drug costs. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 2567 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni | et. al. Relating to enrollment of certain retirees in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 2582 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to required notice of the cost and health benefit plan coverage of newborn screening tests. House: Insurance Companion considered in lieu of in committee
HB 2630 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie Relating to physician and health care provider directories for certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2631 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie | et. al. Relating to physician and health care practitioner credentialing by managed care plan issuers. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2632 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie | et. al. Relating to notice by certain managed care entities of changes related to reimbursements applicable to certain physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2658 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie | et. al. Relating to health benefit coverage for hearing aids for children and adults. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2682 86-0 (2019) Author: Collier, Nicole | et. al. Relating to health benefit coverage for certain fertility preservation services under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2735 86-0 (2019) Author: Kacal, Kyle | et. al. Relating to professional liability insurance or bond for certain physicians performing or inducing an abortion; creating a criminal offense. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2817 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2962 86-0 (2019) Author: Lambert, Stan Relating to departures from network adequacy standards by a preferred provider benefit plan. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2967 86-0 (2019) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Relating to prohibited balance billing and an independent dispute resolution program for out-of-network coverage under certain managed care plans; authorizing a fee. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3039 86-0 (2019) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to coverage for bacterial meningitis vaccinations under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3041 86-0 (2019) Author: Turner, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Relating to the renewal of a preauthorization for a medical or health care service. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3058 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie | et. al. Relating to prior authorization for prescription drug benefits related to the treatment of AIDS and HIV. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3064 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie Relating to payment of health benefit claims in coordination with third-party liability insurance. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3110 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Ken Relating to the termination of the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program for retirees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3178 86-0 (2019) Author: Bowers, Rhetta Relating to an interim house study regarding retrospective denial by health benefit plans of health benefit claims for emergency care. House: House Administration Left pending in committee
HB 3232 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie Relating to the authority of health benefit plan issuers to require utilization review for a health care service provided by network physicians or providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3276 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Jessica Relating to state assistance for school employees uniform group health coverage. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3299 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the applicability of mediation requirements for balance billing to certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3325 86-0 (2019) Author: Oliverson, Tom Relating to the administration of a temporary health insurance risk pool. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3338 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie Relating to identification cards issued by health maintenance organizations and preferred provider organizations. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3345 86-0 (2019) Author: Price, Four | et. al.
Sponsor: Hughes, Bryan
Relating to health benefit coverage provided by certain health benefit plans for telemedicine medical services and telehealth services. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3401 86-0 (2019) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to delivery of outpatient prescription drug benefits under certain public benefit programs, including Medicaid and the child health plan program. House: Public Health Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3441 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to reimbursement under certain health benefit plans for certain services and procedures performed by pharmacists. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3468 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Mary Relating to the operation of more than one ambulatory surgical center in a single facility. House: Public Health No action taken in committee
HB 3484 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to conduct of insurers providing preferred provider benefit plans with respect to physician and health care provider contracts and claims. House: Insurance Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3544 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to participation in and rates for coverage provided under the uniform group coverage program for active school employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3748 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt | et. al. Relating to the coordination of private health benefits with Medicaid benefits. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3763 86-0 (2019) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the enrollment and reimbursement of psychological associates under Medicaid. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3789 86-0 (2019) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" Relating to withdrawal of participating entities with more than 1,000 employees from the uniform group coverage program for active school employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3828 86-0 (2019) Author: Sherman, Sr., Carl Relating to the disclosure of health benefit plan network status of certain physicians and health care practitioners. House: Insurance No action taken in committee
HB 3832 86-0 (2019) Author: Smith, Reggie Relating to recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3887 86-0 (2019) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to enrollment of certain retirees in and cost-sharing for the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 3911 86-0 (2019) Author: Vo, Hubert
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the examination by the commissioner of insurance of certain insurers' network quality and adequacy. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3933 86-0 (2019) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al. Relating to consumer protections against billing and limitations on information reported by consumer reporting agencies. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3934 86-0 (2019) Author: Frank, James B.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to the authority of rural hospitals to establish a health care collaborative. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 3937 86-0 (2019) Author: González, Mary Relating to a report regarding Medicaid reimbursement rates and access to care. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3984 86-0 (2019) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to health benefit plan coverage for scalp cooling for cancer patients. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3985 86-0 (2019) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the provision of certain historical claims data and other information to school districts and other participating entities in the Texas school employees uniform group health coverage program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3987 86-0 (2019) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the creation of a study of TRS-ActiveCare administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3989 86-0 (2019) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to a pilot program for the provision of health coverage for school district employees in certain school districts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 4026 86-0 (2019) Author: Dominguez, Alex Relating to authorizing certain retired public school employees to participate in the state employee group benefits program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 4076 86-0 (2019) Author: King, Ken Relating to benefits administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 4101 86-0 (2019) Author: Meza, Thresa "Terry" Relating to the waiting period for eligibility for health benefit coverage provided through the Employees Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 4127 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Gina | et. al. Relating to the Healthy Texas Program; authorizing a fee. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 4153 86-0 (2019) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the compensation and benefits of persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Appropriations Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4185 86-0 (2019) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to examination of pharmacy benefit managers by the commissioner of insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4215 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to voting by physicians at certain entities to authorize the differentiation of physicians based on maintenance of certification. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4222 86-0 (2019) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to health coverage for employees of a municipal school district. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 4351 86-0 (2019) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to utilization review of and health benefit plan coverage for emergency care. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4391 86-0 (2019) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to certain group and individual health benefit plans and the provision of health care benefits under health care plans through provider networks. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4392 86-0 (2019) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to health benefit coverage for chemical dependency. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4393 86-0 (2019) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to health benefit coverage for chemical dependency. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4404 86-0 (2019) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to prohibited practices by an insurer that issues a preferred provider benefit plan regarding use of freestanding emergency medical care facilities. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4420 86-0 (2019) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to insurance coverage for the disposition of embryonic and fetal tissue remains. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 4435 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the creation of a health insurance risk pool for certain health benefit plan enrollees; authorizing an assessment. House: Insurance Withdrawn from schedule
HB 4442 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to health benefit coverage for general anesthesia in connection with certain pediatric dental services. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4492 86-0 (2019) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to enrollment of certain retirees in and cost-sharing for the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 4523 86-0 (2019) Author: Swanson, Valoree Relating to prohibited actions regarding health benefit plan coverage for enrollees who refuse to have an abortion; providing civil penalties. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4536 86-0 (2019) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the determination of a usual and customary amount under the Insurance Code. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4559 86-0 (2019) Author: Fierro, Art
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to access to a county jail prisoner's health benefits coverage information for mental health service providers. House: County Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/19
HR 2189 86-0 (2019) Author: Krause, Matt Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1207. Reported enrolled
HR 2191 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 2327. Reported enrolled
HR 2194 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Julie Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1742. Reported enrolled
SB 107 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to coverage for serious mental illness under certain group health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 145 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to health benefit plan coverage in this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 174 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to certain duties of a sheriff regarding a county jail prisoner's health benefits coverage information. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 314 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 344 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the participation of campus-based mental health professionals in certain health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 437 86-0 (2019) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to prohibited practices by a life insurance company relating to an individual's prescription for or obtainment of an opioid antagonist. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 439 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Relating to the application of certain insurance regulations to certain small employer health reimbursement arrangements. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
SB 448 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to certain claims against the administrator of employment benefits for the employees of a political subdivision. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 469 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to certain protected disclosures by pharmacists and pharmacies regarding amounts charged for prescription drugs. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 580 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 593 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to access to a county jail prisoner's health benefits coverage information for mental health service providers. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 692 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Relating to the audit of wholesale invoices during certain audits of pharmacists and pharmacies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 742 86-0 (2019) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to premium and maintenance tax credits related to certain fees paid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 744 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the relationship between physicians or health care providers and health maintenance organizations or preferred provider benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 747 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the administration of the newborn screening program. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 791 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the accreditation of and a recipient's enrollment in a Medicaid managed care plan. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 795 86-0 (2019) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription contraceptive drugs. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 825 86-0 (2019) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to health benefit plan coverage of preexisting conditions and the guaranteed issue of certain health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 846 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to the contractual relationship between a pharmacist or pharmacy and a health benefit plan issuer or pharmacy benefit manager. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 959 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to health benefit coverage for certain fertility preservation services under certain health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1037 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to limitations on the information reported by consumer reporting agencies. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1052 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to prohibited practices by an insurer that issues a preferred provider benefit plan regarding communication of the preferred provider status of freestanding emergency medical care facilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1054 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to prohibited practices by an insurer that issues a preferred provider benefit plan regarding use of freestanding emergency medical care facilities. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1087 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Nathan Relating to the creation of a health insurance risk pool for certain health benefit plan enrollees; authorizing an assessment. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1148 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription drugs for stage-four advanced, metastatic cancer. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1153 86-0 (2019) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to the Texas Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1186 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Relating to preauthorization of certain medical care and health care services by certain health benefit plan issuers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1187 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Relating to the regulation of utilization review and independent review for health benefit plan coverage. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1188 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan provider networks; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing an assessment. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1207 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Krause, Matt | et. al.
Relating to the operation and administration of Medicaid, including the Medicaid managed care program and the medically dependent children (MDCP) waiver program. House: Insurance
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1215 86-0 (2019) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to recovery of medical or health care expenses in civil actions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1264 86-0 (2019) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Oliverson, Tom | et. al.
Relating to consumer protections against certain medical and health care billing by certain out-of-network providers. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1265 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to health benefit coverage provided by certain health benefit plans for telemedicine medical services and telehealth services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1282 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to prohibited practices relating to health benefit plan coverage for emergency care. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 1359 86-0 (2019) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to a pilot program for the provision of health coverage for school district employees in certain school districts. Senate: Education Co-author authorized
SB 1421 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to methods of notice from certain health benefit plan issuers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1444 86-0 (2019) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the authority of rural hospitals to establish a health care collaborative. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1508 86-0 (2019) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al. Relating to the use of extrapolation by a health maintenance organization or an insurer to audit claims. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1509 86-0 (2019) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the adequacy and effectiveness of managed care plan networks. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1530 86-0 (2019) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the applicability of mediation requirements for balance billing to certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Corrected committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1550 86-0 (2019) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to certain required disclosures and prohibited practices of certain employee benefit plans and health insurance policies that provide benefits for dental care services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1591 86-0 (2019) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al. Relating to prohibited balance billing and an independent dispute resolution program for out-of-network coverage under certain managed care plans; authorizing a fee. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 1654 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to studies concerning public school employee and retiree health coverage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1682 86-0 (2019) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to establishing a contingency reserve account under the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1739 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Relating to payment for care provided by a chiropractor under certain health benefit plans; providing administrative penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1740 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to disclosures by certain health benefit plans to enrollees regarding certain preauthorized medical care and health care services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1741 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to preauthorization by certain health benefit plan issuers of certain benefits. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1742 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Johnson, Julie
Relating to physician and health care provider directories, preauthorization, utilization review, independent review, and peer review for certain health benefit plans and workers' compensation coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1795 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to notice by certain managed care entities of changes to reimbursement amounts applicable to certain physicians and health care providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1796 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to physician and health care practitioner credentialing by managed care plan issuers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1852 86-0 (2019) Author: Paxton, Angela
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to disclosures required in connection with the issuance of certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1882 86-0 (2019) Author: Buckingham, Dawn
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to notice regarding voting by physicians at certain entities to authorize the differentiation of physicians based on maintenance of certification. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1886 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to departures from network adequacy standards by a preferred provider benefit plan. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1894 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to participation in and rates for coverage provided under the uniform group coverage program for active school employees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1896 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to alternate health benefit plan contact information for victims of family violence. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1914 86-0 (2019) Author: Johnson, Nathan Relating to the mediation of the settlement of certain health benefit claims involving balance billing by out-of-network laboratories. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1940 86-0 (2019) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Oliverson, Tom
Relating to the administration of a temporary health insurance risk pool. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1956 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to health benefit plan coverage for early childhood intervention services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1968 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to reenrollment of certain retirees in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2020 86-0 (2019) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the use of certain health risk information; authorizing administrative penalties and other sanctions. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2040 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: González, Mary
Relating to a report regarding Medicaid reimbursement rates and access to care. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2049 86-0 (2019) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to the authority of an insured to select a pharmacist under the insured's health insurance policy. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2088 86-0 (2019) Author: Flores, Peter Relating to health insurance benefits for survivors of certain law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and other public employees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2120 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the applicability of certain prompt payment requirements to health and accident coverage provided by certain risk pools. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2121 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to requiring certain risk pools to conduct own risk and solvency assessments. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2252 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Relating to the examination by the commissioner of insurance of certain insurers' network quality and adequacy. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2255 86-0 (2019) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to health coverage for employees of a municipal school district. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2261 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the practices and operation of pharmacy benefit managers; providing administrative penalties. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2284 86-0 (2019) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to reimbursement under certain health benefit plans for certain services and procedures performed by pharmacists. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2304 86-0 (2019) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to eligibility to establish a multiple employer welfare arrangement. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Insurance
SB 2349 86-0 (2019) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the authority of an insured to select a pharmacist under the insured's health insurance policy. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2407 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the regulation of short-term limited-duration health insurance policies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2417 86-0 (2019) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to a study by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas regarding the use of health reimbursement accounts in conjunction with certain Medicare plans to provide health benefit coverage for certain retired school employees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SCR 57 86-0 (2019) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Requesting the lieutenant governor and speaker to create a joint interim committee on state health care coverage. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SR 850 86-0 (2019) Author: Menéndez, José Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1742. Reported enrolled
HB 10 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to access to and benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 165 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain equipment and supplies associated with diabetes treatment. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 195 85-0 (2017) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al. Relating to coverage for diagnostic mammography under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 224 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to health benefit plan coverage of preexisting conditions. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 307 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to disclosure of certain health care costs and shared savings between certain health benefit plans and enrollees. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 336 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the duties and powers of the office of public insurance counsel concerning the adequacy of networks offered in this state by managed care plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 380 85-0 (2017) Author: Huberty, Dan Relating to authorizing the purchase of certain insurance coverage by public school districts for the benefit of businesses and students participating in career or technology training programs and providing for immunity from liability of certain public school students participating in career or technology programs. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 438 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the coverage by certain health benefit plans of mammograms performed by certain health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 477 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the provision and use of health coverage information to educate consumers purchasing individual health benefit coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 490 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 507 85-0 (2017) Author: Israel, Celia Relating to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 583 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to coverage for supplemental breast cancer screening under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 639 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to authorizing the purchase of certain insurance coverage by public schools for the benefit of businesses and students participating in career and technology programs and providing for immunity from liability of certain public school students participating in career and technology programs. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 717 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 831 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al. Relating to coverage for treatment of craniofacial abnormalities under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 943 85-0 (2017) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the establishment of the Transgender Healthcare Advisory Committee. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1036 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Relating to coverage for certain breast cancer screening procedures under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1113 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1194 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to long-term care insurance for state employees. House: Pensions Considered in Calendars
HB 1225 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to the participation of an advanced practice registered nurse as a primary care provider for certain governmental health benefit plans. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1227 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the transparency of certain information related to prescription drug coverage provided by certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1296 85-0 (2017) Author: Frullo, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn
Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1297 85-0 (2017) Author: Frullo, John Relating to a specialty certification for insurance agents who have completed certain training regarding self-insured health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1428 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to mediation of the settlement of certain out-of-network health benefit claims involving balance billing for members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1464 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1466 85-0 (2017) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to coverage for mammography and supplemental breast cancer screening under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1539 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to health benefit plan coverage of prescription drugs for stage-four advanced, metastatic cancer. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1566 85-0 (2017) Author: Frullo, John | et. al. Relating to mediation of the settlement of certain out-of-network health benefit claims involving balance billing. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1599 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1635 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to request a state innovation waiver for certain small group health benefit plans of certain federal actuarial value and level of coverage requirements. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1675 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the methods of payment to health care providers by certain health benefit plan issuers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1678 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to privileged communications in workers' compensation insurance claims. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 1758 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to the provision of certain behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and their families under a contract with a managed care organization. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1832 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to disclosures regarding the provision of services by certain health care providers in certain health care facilities. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1881 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al. Relating to pharmacy benefit networks and pharmacy benefit managers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1976 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to a study of the use of a patient-reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees. House: Pensions Received from the House
HB 1990 85-0 (2017) Author: Shine, Hugh | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the administration of the Texas certified self-insurer guaranty trust fund. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 1994 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to study health care costs and the transparency of health care costs and health benefits. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1998 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to participation in and rates for coverage provided under the uniform group coverage program for active school employees. House: Pensions Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2036 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to premium tax credits related to certain fees paid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2056 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to access by the division of workers' compensation to certain designated doctor contracts under the workers' compensation system. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2061 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliveira, René
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to service and filing requirements for a party seeking judicial review in certain workers' compensation cases. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2077 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to data collection related to certain health benefit plan issuers' calculation of payments to out-of-network physicians and providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2080 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to disclosures regarding the provision of laboratory services in certain health care facilities. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2094 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to coverage for serious mental illness, other disorders, and chemical dependency under certain health benefit plans. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2096 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to access to and benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2257 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to prohibiting an insurer from directing a policyholder to certain entities to provide certain medical or health care services and supplies to the policyholder. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2262 85-0 (2017) Author: Gooden, Lance | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for accelerated refills of certain prescription eye drops. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2300 85-0 (2017) Author: Schofield, Mike Relating to the recovery in a civil action of medical or health care expenses as economic damages. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2342 85-0 (2017) Author: Martinez, Armando Relating to a study on Medicaid managed care. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2345 85-0 (2017) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the performance and appeal of utilization review by and under the direction of physicians. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2350 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the provision of health care benefits through a network of physicians or health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2360 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2397 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the termination or suspension by an insurer of a contract with a preferred provider. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2444 85-0 (2017) Author: Roberts, Kevin Relating to the authority of pharmacists to furnish certain medications and receive compensation for certain services and procedures. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2449 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the assignment of health insurance benefits to a physician or health care provider. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2549 85-0 (2017) Author: Ortega, Evelina "Lina" Relating to withdrawal of participating entities with more than 1,000 employees from the uniform group coverage program for active school employees. House: Pensions Referred to Pensions
HB 2558 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom Relating to capitation payments under a contract with a health maintenance organization for the provision of dental care services. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2603 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to coverage for serious mental illness under certain group health benefit plans. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2605 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2620 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the award of damages in a private action involving health benefits for certain prohibited acts or practices by an insurer. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2630 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the reporting of certain claims information by certain insurers and health benefit plan issuers to the Texas Department of Insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2711 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the relationship of noninstitutional providers of laboratory services with health benefit plan issuers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2760 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan provider networks; authorizing an assessment. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2807 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to the participation of an advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 2882 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2900 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to provision of certain preventive health care services to certain health benefit plan and health maintenance organization enrollees. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2942 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to network adequacy standards adopted by the commissioner of insurance for preferred provider benefit plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2945 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to payment standards for preferred provider benefit plans to reduce balance billing of insureds for out-of-network health care services. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3035 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to state assistance for education employees uniform group health coverage. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3102 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to a prior authorization requirement for certain prescription eye drops and related medications. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3124 85-0 (2017) Author: Gooden, Lance
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to certain physician-specific comparison data compiled by a health benefit plan issuer, including the release of that data to physicians participating in certain physician-led organizations. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Returned from the House for further action
HB 3128 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to rules adopted by the commissioner of insurance to stabilize long-term care premium rates. House: Insurance Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3144 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to coverage for certain services relating to postpartum depression under certain health benefit plans and the medical assistance and CHIP perinatal programs. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3216 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to maintenance of certification by a physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3217 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the use of clinical decision support software and laboratory benefits management programs by physicians and health care providers in connection with provision of clinical laboratory services to health benefit plan enrollees. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3218 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry
Sponsor: Schwertner, Charles
Relating to health maintenance organization contracts with certain entities to provide health care services. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3226 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the creation of a temporary health insurance risk pool. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3276 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status provided by certain freestanding emergency medical care facilities. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3291 85-0 (2017) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to education employees uniform group health coverage. House: Pensions Referred to Pensions
HB 3304 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Buckingham, Dawn
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer testing and screening. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Tagged
HB 3310 85-0 (2017) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to prohibiting certain discrimination against a physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3343 85-0 (2017) Author: Paul, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the suspension and reactivation of the operation of the Texas Health Reinsurance System. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3348 85-0 (2017) Author: Paul, Dennis Relating to coverage under a preferred provider benefit plan for certain services provided by out-of-network providers; authorizing a fee. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3412 85-0 (2017) Author: Shaheen, Matt Relating to preauthorization by certain health benefit plan issuers of certain covered benefits under the health benefit plan. House: Insurance No action taken in committee
HB 3523 85-0 (2017) Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to health benefit plan coverage for hair prostheses for cancer patients. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3546 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom | et. al. Relating to out-of-pocket expense credits for payments made by a policyholder directly to a physician or health care provider. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3560 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom Relating to a joint interim study regarding health benefit coverage for obesity under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3680 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Tomas Relating to education employees uniform group health coverage. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3753 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to payment standards for preferred provider benefit plans to reduce balance billing of insureds for out-of-network health care services. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3755 85-0 (2017) Author: Anderson, Rodney Relating to payment standards for preferred provider benefit plans to reduce balance billing of insureds for out-of-network health care services. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3803 85-0 (2017) Author: Faircloth, Wayne
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to certain authorized investments for domestic life, health, and accident insurers. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3814 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to payment standards for preferred provider benefit plans to reduce balance billing of insureds for out-of-network health care services. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3864 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to health benefit plan coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drugs. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3870 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to required disclosures by certain health care facilities. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3891 85-0 (2017) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to coverage for eating disorders under certain health benefit plans. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3930 85-0 (2017) Author: Miller, Rick Relating to health benefit plan coverage for early childhood intervention services. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3967 85-0 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the establishment of a task force to study the financing options for early childhood intervention services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 3976 85-0 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act. House: Appropriations
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3982 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al. Relating to the Medicaid program, including the administration and operation of the Medicaid managed care program. House: Human Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3990 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the use of clinical decision support software and laboratory benefits management programs by physicians and health care providers in connection with provision of clinical laboratory services to certain managed care plan enrollees. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4016 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to payment of and disclosures related to certain out-of-network provider charges; providing a penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4035 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to eligibility and contributions for coverage under the state employee group benefits program and health benefit plans offered by certain university systems. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
HB 4068 85-0 (2017) Author: Gooden, Lance Relating to regional or local health care programs for eligible individuals and employees of small employers. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4075 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions Left pending in committee
HB 4178 85-0 (2017) Author: Cook, Byron Relating to disclosure of certain health care costs and shared savings between certain health benefit plans and state employees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 4194 85-0 (2017) Author: Metcalf, Will Relating to notice of health benefit plan provider network status for certain facility-based physicians. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4197 85-0 (2017) Author: Burrows, Dustin Relating to the prohibition or denial for the use of certain types of health benefit plans or payment methods. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4213 85-0 (2017) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the authorization of health benefit plans that do not contain state-mandated health benefits. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 4218 85-0 (2017) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to health benefit plan coverage in this state. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HR 2628 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1148. Reported enrolled
SB 20 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 55 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Sheffield, J. D.
Relating to a study of the use of a patient-reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 74 85-0 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four
Relating to the provision of certain behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and their families under a contract with a managed care organization. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 270 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to health benefit plan coverage for abuse-deterrent opioid analgesic drugs. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 411 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the participation of campus-based mental health professionals in certain health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 507 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Frullo, John | et. al.
Relating to mediation of the settlement of certain out-of-network health benefit claims involving balance billing. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 552 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for certain individuals. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 654 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John | et. al.
Relating to the participation of an advanced practice registered nurse as a primary care or network provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 680 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Relating to step therapy protocols required by a health benefit plan in connection with prescription drug coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 697 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al. Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Insurance
SB 756 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to required coverage for obesity under group health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 770 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a specialty certification for insurance agents who have completed certain training regarding self-insured health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 788 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 789 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the administration of and benefits payable under the Texas School Employees Uniform Group Health Coverage Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 860 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to access to and benefits for mental health conditions and substance use disorders. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
SB 861 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to coverage for serious mental illness, other disorders, and chemical dependency under certain health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 876 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to service and filing requirements for a party seeking judicial review in certain workers' compensation cases. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
SB 895 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to the transparency of certain information related to prescription drug coverage provided by certain health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 984 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to certain duties of a sheriff regarding a county jail prisoner's health benefits coverage information. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1040 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to health benefit plan coverage for accelerated refills of certain prescription eye drops. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1048 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to state contributions for health benefit plan coverage under the Texas Public School Retired Employees Group Benefits Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1076 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Relating to amounts charged to an enrollee in a health benefit plan for prescription drugs covered by the plan. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1148 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Relating to maintenance of certification by a physician or an applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/18
SB 1154 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to coverage for serious mental illness under certain group health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1171 85-0 (2017) Author: Estes, Craig
Sponsor: Paul, Dennis
Relating to the suspension and reactivation of the operation of the Texas Health Reinsurance System. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1265 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1346 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to disclosure of state agency contract information regarding administrator services for group health benefit plans. House: Appropriations
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Appropriations
SB 1375 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the use of clinical decision support software and laboratory benefits management programs by physicians and health care providers in connection with provision of clinical laboratory services to health benefit plan enrollees. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1376 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to a joint interim study regarding the state's response to modifications to federal health care laws. House: Appropriations
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Appropriations
SB 1388 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the termination by an insurer of a contract with a preferred provider. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1406 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John | et. al.
Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to request a state innovation waiver for certain small group health benefit plans of certain federal actuarial value and level of coverage requirements. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1413 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to health maintenance organization contracts with certain entities to provide health care services. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1414 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to a recipient's disenrollment from a Medicaid managed care plan. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1458 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to a prior authorization requirement for certain prescription eye drops and related medications. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1485 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to payment standards for preferred provider benefit plans to reduce balance billing of insureds for out-of-network health care services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1486 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to payment standards for preferred provider benefit plans to reduce balance billing of insureds for out-of-network health care services. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1492 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to rules adopted by the commissioner of insurance to stabilize long-term care premium rates. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1495 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to access by the division of workers' compensation to certain designated doctor contracts under the workers' compensation system. Senate: Business & Commerce Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1564 85-0 (2017) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to pharmacy benefit networks and pharmacy benefit managers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1613 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the assignment of health insurance benefits to a physician or health care provider. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1614 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to a misleading representation or misrepresentation in an explanation of benefits provided by a health benefit plan issuer or administrator. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1615 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to what constitutes balance billing of a health benefit plan enrollee by a physician or health care provider for purposes of certain disclosure and medication requirements. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1638 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to waiver of a political subdivision's governmental immunity for certain employment benefit claims. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1664 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to contributions to, benefits from, membership in, and the administration of systems and programs administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1693 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Raymond, Richard Peña
Relating to a study of seniors with a visual impairment by the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1779 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to premium and maintenance tax credits related to certain fees paid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1795 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to education employees uniform group health coverage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1880 85-0 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to authorizing the purchase of certain insurance coverage by public school districts for the benefit of businesses and students participating in career or technology training programs and providing for immunity from liability of certain public school students participating in career or technology programs. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1898 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Relating to authorizing the purchase of certain insurance coverage by public school districts for the benefit of businesses and students participating in career or technology training programs and providing for immunity from liability of certain public school students participating in career or technology programs. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 1935 85-0 (2017) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to disclosure of certain health care costs and shared savings between certain health benefit plans and state employees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1967 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2002 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to regional or local health care programs for eligible individuals and employees of small employers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2030 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the performance and appeal of utilization review by and under the direction of physicians. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2087 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Phillips, Larry
Relating to the creation of a temporary health insurance risk pool. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 2127 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to limitations on the information reported by consumer reporting agencies. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Left pending in committee
SB 2210 85-0 (2017) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to health benefit plan provider network listings and directories; authorizing an assessment. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Insurance
SB 2222 85-0 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to insurance requirements for certain nonemergency medical transportation. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2224 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to health benefit plan coverage in this state. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SR 948 85-0 (2017) Author: Buckingham, Dawn Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1148. Reported enrolled
HB 20 85-1 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al. Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to decrease participants' health insurance costs for certain health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Appropriations Received from the House
HB 126 85-1 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 135 85-1 (2017) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain essential health benefits. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 151 85-1 (2017) Author: Gooden, Lance | et. al. Relating to the administration of certain group benefits by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 193 85-1 (2017) Author: Ashby, Trent Relating to an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund to decrease health insurance premiums and deductibles for certain health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Filed
HB 201 85-1 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the duties and powers of the office of public insurance counsel concerning the adequacy of networks offered in this state by managed care plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 202 85-1 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the provision and use of health coverage information to educate consumers purchasing individual health benefit coverage. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 214 85-1 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon | et. al.
Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for elective abortion. House: State Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 233 85-1 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to medical causation narrative reports created under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
HB 321 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodriguez, Justin | et. al. Relating to required state contributions to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; making an appropriation. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 388 85-1 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to the computation of the standard service retirement annuity for members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas enrolled in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. Filed
HB 389 85-1 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to availability of certain health benefit plan options for certain participants in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. Filed
SB 8 85-1 (2017) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for elective abortion. Senate: Business & Commerce Received from the Senate
SB 45 85-1 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain essential health benefits. Filed
SB 103 85-1 (2017) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to a supplemental appropriation from the economic stabilization fund for certain health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Filed
SB 119 85-1 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to bonuses for public school classroom teachers and state assistance for the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program; making an appropriation. Filed
HB 136 84-0 (2015) Author: Stickland, Jonathan Relating to availability of professional liability insurance under a self-insurance trust for health care. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 180 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the confidentiality of certain information following the completion of a review conducted by a utilization review agent or an independent review organization. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 185 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to benefits for a refill of a prescription drug by a health benefit plan issuer. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 255 84-0 (2015) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" | et. al. Relating to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 437 84-0 (2015) Author: Raney, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to eligibility to participate in health benefit programs for certain state employees reemployed after military service. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 438 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal conditions to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 449 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to the coverage by certain health benefit plans of mammograms performed by certain health care providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 574 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to certain physicians and health care providers; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 616 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to payment of and disclosures related to certain out-of-network provider charges; authorizing a fee; providing a penalty. House: Insurance Considered in public hearing
HB 694 84-0 (2015) Author: Hernandez, Ana | et. al. Relating to coverage for supplemental breast cancer screening under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 744 84-0 (2015) Author: Huberty, Dan
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the purchase of certain insurance by public school districts. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
HB 761 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the payment for services provided by certain types of health care practitioners under contracts between the practitioners and managed care health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 773 84-0 (2015) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to the use by certain insurers of forms that are not approved by the Texas Department of Insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 778 84-0 (2015) Author: Bell, Cecil | et. al. Relating to access to pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 838 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to coverage for serious mental illness under certain group health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 963 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists as preferred providers. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 966 84-0 (2015) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 977 84-0 (2015) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to expanding eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and ensuring the provision of quality care under and the effectiveness of the medical assistance program. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1105 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1132 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the regulation of certain policy forms used for insuring certain large risks. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1379 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities and the nonforfeiture requirements of certain life insurance policies; amending provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 1433 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to prompt payment of health care claims, including payment for immunizations, vaccines, and serums. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1435 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1445 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education in this state, including the transfer of assets following the dissolution of the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1514 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D.
Sponsor: Creighton, Brandon
Relating to health insurance identification cards issued by qualified health plan issuers. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1597 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to state assistance for school employees uniform group health coverage. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1621 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to utilization review and notice and appeal of certain adverse determinations by utilization review agents. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 1638 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to nonpreferred provider claims under a preferred provider benefit plan related to emergency care. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1667 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the designation of certain physicians as preferred providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1691 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to prompt payment of certain physicians and health care providers by a preferred provider benefit plan. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1770 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to access to pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1775 84-0 (2015) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to the use of maximum allowable cost lists related to pharmacy benefits. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1797 84-0 (2015) Author: Márquez, Marisa Relating to coverage for certain individuals under certain health benefit plans offered to governmental employees. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1895 84-0 (2015) Author: Gutierrez, Roland Relating to scholarship and insurance payments for student athletes at certain public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1945 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the provision of direct primary care. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1948 84-0 (2015) Author: Meyer, Morgan Relating to individual indemnity health insurance. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2133 84-0 (2015) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain equipment and supplies associated with diabetes treatment. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2172 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to coverage of telehealth services or telemedicine medical services under health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2219 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for injuries related to certain conduct of a covered individual. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2243 84-0 (2015) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the authorization, regulation, and function of dedicated personal insurers; requiring a certificate of authority; imposing fees. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2275 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the authority of certain university systems to provide benefits to certain qualified individuals. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2348 84-0 (2015) Author: Price, Four Relating to nondiscrimination against physicians in payment for telephone consultation services. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2467 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Relating to excluding certain premiums, revenues, and fees from the determination of certain insurers' taxable gross premiums or revenues; affecting certain taxes. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2479 84-0 (2015) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" Relating to the authority and rights of pharmacy services administrative organizations to conduct the business of independent pharmacies with respect to certain pharmacy benefits. House: Insurance No action taken in committee
HB 2541 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage of certain treatments for enrollees diagnosed with a terminal illness; authorizing administrative and civil penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2618 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al. Relating to the regulation of third-party administrators, including pharmacy benefit managers; expanding the requirement of a certificate of authority to engage in an occupation; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2692 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the definition of a dependent for health benefit plans offered by certain university systems. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2743 84-0 (2015) Author: Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to enrollment of certain retirees in the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program. House: Pensions Left pending in committee
HB 2749 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to coverage of certain eating disorders as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2757 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to prompt payment of physicians and health care providers under contract with certain self-insured health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2782 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to prohibiting the establishment of a health benefit exchange for purposes of certain federal law. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2813 84-0 (2015) Author: King, Ken | et. al.
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin | et. al.
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2927 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to alternative dispute resolution of certain insurance payment disputes with certain physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2935 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. | et. al. Relating to a study of the use of a patient-reported outcomes registry in conjunction with health coverage for certain governmental employees. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2967 84-0 (2015) Author: Frullo, John Relating to collection and use of certain information reported to and by the Texas Department of Insurance and certain approval authority and hearings held in connection with reported information. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2979 84-0 (2015) Author: Anderson, Rodney | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids for certain individuals. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3006 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the distribution and use of certain penalties paid by health maintenance organizations and insurers for violating certain provisions governing prompt payment of physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3024 84-0 (2015) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby"
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to coordination of dental benefits under certain insurance policies. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3025 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha | et. al. Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3028 84-0 (2015) Author: Frullo, John
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to regulation of certain conduct by discount health care program operators, or concerning discount health care programs, that relates to prescription drugs or prescription drug benefits; authorizing administrative and civil penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 3036 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to a study on the savings to the state achieved by the expansion of Medicaid managed care in regards to the number of persons served and the scope of services provided. House: Human Services
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3085 84-0 (2015) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the duties and powers of the office of public insurance counsel concerning the adequacy of networks offered in this state by managed care plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3102 84-0 (2015) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the disclosure by health care practitioners and facilities of patient liability for payment for certain health care services. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3130 84-0 (2015) Author: Farney, Marsha | et. al. Relating to coverage provided by certain health plans and health benefit plans for abortions. House: State Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3133 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John Relating to notice and availability of mediation for balance billing by a facility-based physician. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3154 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to dental expert witness activity; providing penalties. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3155 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to insurance coverage for hemophilia medical treatment. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3194 84-0 (2015) Author: Bernal, Diego | et. al. Relating to coverage for diagnostic mammography under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3195 84-0 (2015) Author: Bernal, Diego Relating to the establishment of a health care pilot program for low-income individuals. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3237 84-0 (2015) Author: Frullo, John Relating to the authority of certain domestic life, health, and accident insurance companies to make certain investments; adding provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3307 84-0 (2015) Author: Miller, Rick | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the authority of the Employees Retirement System of Texas to make available a TRICARE Military Health System supplemental plan. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3381 84-0 (2015) Author: Faircloth, Wayne Relating to submission and payment of claims under long-term care benefit plans; imposing a penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3398 84-0 (2015) Author: Paddie, Chris Relating to the participation of an advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3453 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to participation in and rates for coverage provided under the uniform group coverage program for active employees. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3454 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to transactions involving the assignment of rights in an individual's legal claim; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3550 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to prohibited conduct by certain managed care plans with respect to the practice of optometry and therapeutic optometry. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3565 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to prohibition of notification forms from health benefit plan issuers intended to intimidate patients; adding a provision subject to a criminal penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3657 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to a study of the use of regional rating for health coverage provided under the uniform group coverage program for certain active school employees and their dependents. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3727 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the provision of health care payment information and related information for health care services, supplies, and procedures; authorizing enforcement and penalties. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3845 84-0 (2015) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to a "Texas Way" to reforming and addressing issues related to the Medicaid program, including the creation of an alternative program designed to ensure health benefit plan coverage to certain low-income individuals through the private marketplace; authorizing a fee. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 3919 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to prior authorization from a health benefit plan issuer to obtain health care services under the health benefit plan. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3986 84-0 (2015) Author: Simmons, Ron Relating to coverage by certain health benefit plans for certain services prescribed to treat autism spectrum disorder. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 4012 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to tax credit for purchase of health insurance. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 4016 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to coordination of health benefits under certain insurance policies. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4018 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to mandatory meetings of the Advisory Committee on Uniform Prior Authorization Forms. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4054 84-0 (2015) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to a "Texas solution" to reforming and addressing issues related to the Medicaid program, including the creation of an alternative program designed to ensure health benefit plan coverage to certain low-income individuals through the private marketplace; authorizing a fee. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HJR 132 84-0 (2015) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain payment for health care services and prohibiting requiring participation in a mandatory health care system. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HJR 137 84-0 (2015) Author: Keffer, Jim | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
SB 18 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to measures to support or enhance graduate medical education in this state, including the transfer of certain assets from the Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association to the permanent fund supporting graduate medical education and the authority of the association to issue new policies. House: Higher Education
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 90 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to notice and prior approval of health benefit plan rates. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 94 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby"
Relating to certain fees charged for the adjudication of pharmacy benefit claims. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 194 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 264 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents of persons wrongfully imprisoned. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 322 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles Relating to access to pharmacists, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 332 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
Relating to the use of maximum allowable cost lists related to pharmacy benefits. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 1/1/16
SB 410 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 423 84-0 (2015) Author: West, Royce Relating to expanding eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and ensuring the provision of quality care under and the effectiveness of the medical assistance program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 481 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to consumer information concerning facility-based physicians and notice and availability of mediation for balance billing by a facility-based physician. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 482 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the creation of an optional consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 501 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to availability of professional liability insurance under a self-insurance trust for health care. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 550 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Rose, Toni
Relating to requiring dental support for a child subject to a child support order. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SB 575 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Farney, Marsha
Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 644 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to health insurance identification cards issued by qualified health plan issuers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 659 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to state assistance for school employees uniform group health coverage. Senate: Education Referred to Education
SB 684 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to the relationship of certain optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists with certain managed care plans, including preferred provider plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 694 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Kacal, Kyle | et. al.
Relating to authorizing patients with certain terminal illnesses to access certain investigational drugs, biological products, and devices that are in clinical trials. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 784 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to collection and use of certain information reported to and by the Texas Department of Insurance and certain approval authority and hearings held in connection with reported information. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 843 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to prompt payment of health care claims, including payment for immunizations, vaccines, and serums. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SB 979 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon
Sponsor: Meyer, Morgan
Relating to individual indemnity health insurance. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
SB 1008 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to the authority of certain domestic life, health, and accident insurance companies to make investments in mezzanine real estate loans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1018 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the provision of direct primary care. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 1033 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to relating to the definition of a dependent for health benefit plans offered by certain university systems. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1039 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to seeking federal authorization to provide health benefit plan coverage to certain low-income individuals through the private marketplace. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1097 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to payment of and disclosures related to certain out-of-network provider charges; authorizing a fee; providing a penalty. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1098 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to health care providers. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1112 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the use of state resources to implement or enforce the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1142 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to regulation of discount drug card program operators; authorizing administrative and civil penalties; authorizing fees; expanding a registration requirement. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1176 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the authority and rights of pharmacy services administrative organizations to conduct the business of independent pharmacies with respect to certain pharmacy benefits. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1231 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to the regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1232 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to participation in and rates for coverage provided under the uniform group coverage program for active employees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1349 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to coordination of dental benefits under certain insurance policies. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1445 84-0 (2015) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to regulation of certain segments of the health care system. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1478 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to coverage of certain eating disorders as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1519 84-0 (2015) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to notice and appeal of an adverse determination by utilization review agents. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1558 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain equipment and supplies associated with diabetes treatment. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1562 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to nonpreferred provider claims under a preferred provider benefit plan related to emergency care. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1649 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the duties and powers of the office of public insurance counsel concerning the adequacy of networks offered in this state by managed care plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 1654 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth
Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities and the nonforfeiture requirements of certain life insurance policies; amending provisions that may be subject to a criminal penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1723 84-0 (2015) Author: Creighton, Brandon Relating to the purchase of certain insurance by public school districts. Senate: Education Left pending in committee
SB 1774 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the definition of serious mental illness for purposes of certain group health benefit plans. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SB 1816 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of the Employees Retirement System of Texas to make available a TRICARE Military Health System Supplemental plan. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1872 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to coverage provided by certain qualified health plans for abortions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1904 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the creation of a select interim committee to undertake a comprehensive review of the provision of public health care services in this state. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1914 84-0 (2015) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to creation of the Texas Health Improvement Network. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1940 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a joint interim committee to undertake a study of health benefit plans administered by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1980 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the participation of an advanced practice nurse as a primary care provider for certain governmental and other health benefit plans. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1995 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the establishment of a health care pilot program for low-income individuals. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
SB 2003 84-0 (2015) Author: Eltife, Kevin | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for ovarian cancer screening. Senate: Business & Commerce Left pending in committee
SJR 16 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. Senate: Business & Commerce Co-author authorized
SJR 37 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for certain excess revenue to be dedicated toward contributions to state retirement systems, the health benefit plan for retired education employees and their dependents, the Texas tomorrow fund, the permanent school fund, and the permanent university fund. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 170 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to the coverage by certain health benefit plans of mammograms performed by certain health care providers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 361 83-0 (2013) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents of persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Insurance Considered in Calendars
HB 459 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the regulation of navigators for health benefit exchanges. House: Insurance Postponed
HB 495 83-0 (2013) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana | et. al. Relating to coverage for supplemental breast cancer screening under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 522 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to direct payment by a health insurer to physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 592 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the definition of serious mental illness for purposes of certain group health benefit plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 620 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 624 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the payment for services provided by certain types of health care practitioners under contracts between the practitioners and managed care health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 649 83-0 (2013) Author: Stickland, Jonathan | et. al. Relating to tax reimbursement for businesses that refuse to comply with certain federal health care coverage requirements based solely on the religious convictions of the owners of the businesses; authorizing tax refunds and credits. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 739 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra Relating to the creation of a voluntary consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents. House: Pensions Left pending in committee
HB 865 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, John Relating to removing the single nonprofit trust requirement for certain insurance premium tax exemptions; affecting certain taxes. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 979 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 997 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. House: Insurance Considered in Calendars
HB 1002 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to creation of the Texas Health Insurance Exchange. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1032 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of prescription drug benefits. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1036 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers; imposing penalties; imposing and authorizing fees. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1119 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1140 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain university systems to provide benefits to certain qualified individuals. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1203 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to expedited credentialing for certain podiatrists and therapeutic optometrists providing services under a managed care plan. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1254 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to transactions involving the assignment of rights in an individual's legal claim; authorizing the imposition of a fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1280 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to contracts between dentists, optometrists, or therapeutic optometrists and health maintenance organizations or insurers. House: Insurance Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1358 83-0 (2013) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to procedures for certain audits of pharmacists and pharmacies. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1406 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to the disclosure of the calculation of out-of-network payments by the issuers of preferred provider benefit plans and by health maintenance organizations. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1568 83-0 (2013) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to the accreditation status and eligibility for funding under the Foundation School Program of a district that knowingly violates the Texas Constitution. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1585 83-0 (2013) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to notice of a premium increase for certain health insurance policies. House: Insurance Considered in Calendars
HB 1604 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to the creation of a standard request form for preauthorization of medical care or health care services. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1806 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to coverage of telephone consultations and telehealth services or telemedicine medical services under health benefit plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1851 83-0 (2013) Author: Sanford, Scott Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1869 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to contractual subrogation and other recovery rights of certain insurers and benefit plan issuers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/14
HB 1901 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to payment of out-of-network ambulatory surgery benefits by certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1907 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to review by the office of public insurance counsel of rate filings by health benefit plan issuers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2017 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to nondiscrimination against physicians in payment for telephone consultation services. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2020 83-0 (2013) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the adoption of wellness policies and programs by state agencies. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2085 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the use by certain insurers of forms that are not approved by the Texas Department of Insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2127 83-0 (2013) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the eligibility of certain employees of public institutions of higher education to participate in a state group benefits program. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2129 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to information about private health care insurance coverage and the health insurance exchange for individuals applying for certain Department of State Health Services programs and services. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2155 83-0 (2013) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to eligibility of certain dependents for coverage under the state employee group benefits program. House: Pensions
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2162 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain nonemergency ambulance transportation services. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2299 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al. Relating to certain provisions applicable to an optometrist, therapeutic optometrist, or ophthalmologist providing services under a managed care plan. House: Insurance Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2457 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to the withdrawal of certain school districts from the uniform group coverage program. House: Pensions Referred to Pensions
HB 2530 83-0 (2013) Author: Guerra, R. D. "Bobby" | et. al. Relating to certain fees charged for adjudication of claims under health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2533 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to coverage for and access to hemophilia medical treatment. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2566 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to electronic payment of premiums to the Texas Health Insurance Pool. House: Insurance No action taken in committee
HB 2628 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to health insurance coverage for services provided by chiropractic assistants. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2645 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Chris
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to certification and operation of independent review organizations. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2657 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to health care providers. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2700 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to the requirement that certain medical facilities and physicians give patients a good faith estimate of the expected payment for facility-based health care services before the services are provided; providing an administrative penalty. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2732 83-0 (2013) Author: Workman, Paul Relating to the authorization, regulation, and function of dedicated personal insurers; creating offenses; imposing a fee. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2782 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to the authority of the commissioner of insurance to disapprove rate changes for certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 2783 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to who is an employee for large and small employers for health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2791 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2838 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the disclosure by health care practitioners and facilities of the price of certain health care services. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2853 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to regulation of health benefit plan rates. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2925 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to alternative dispute resolution of certain insurance payment disputes with chiropractors. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2926 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2929 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheets, Kenneth
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for brain injury. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2956 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to certain binding arbitration provisions in certain insurance and health benefit plan coverage documents. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2957 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the use of certain funds of the Texas Health Insurance Pool. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3020 83-0 (2013) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to disclosure of the price charged by a health care provider for a health care service or supply; providing penalties. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3044 83-0 (2013) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to the provision of ancillary services through limited services networks; providing penalties. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3105 83-0 (2013) Author: Morrison, Geanie | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to availability of certain benefits under individual accident and health insurance policies. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3158 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to Medicaid managed care pilot programs for contracts with provider-directed managed care organizations, including organizations that delegate to health care collaboratives, and to the establishment of those collaboratives. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3185 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the establishment of a health benefit exchange in this state. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3226 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain physical injuries that are self-inflicted by a minor. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3227 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to coverage of certain eating disorders as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 3269 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to payment of and disclosures related to certain ambulatory surgical center charges. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3270 83-0 (2013) Author: Smithee, John Relating to preferred provider and exclusive provider network regulations; providing administrative sanctions and penalties. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3276 83-0 (2013) Author: Simmons, Ron | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the coverage by certain health benefit plans for the screening and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 3326 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to health benefit plan coverage for an enrollee with certain mental disorders. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3328 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to withdrawal from the uniform group insurance program by certain school districts. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3329 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to certain reimbursement rates offered by health benefit plan administrators for certain health coverage plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3455 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to access to pharmaceutical care under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3456 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to reimbursement rates paid to certain pharmacies in connection with health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3460 83-0 (2013) Author: Eiland, Craig
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the requirement that certain information be reported to the Texas Department of Insurance and the confidentiality of that information. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective immediately
HB 3620 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to requiring the charging of fair and reasonable premiums for health care coverage of Texans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3687 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the provision of and funding for certain primary health care services; repealing a fee. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 3709 83-0 (2013) Author: Bell, Cecil Relating to creation of the Health Freedom Act. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3814 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to availability of certain benefits under individual accident and health insurance policies. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 60 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Urging the United States Congress to modify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow cost-sharing payments and premium tax credits to be made available to the Texas political subdivision health care benefit pools on the same basis as those for health plans participating in the new federal exchange. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HCR 64 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon Requesting the comptroller to conduct a study to determine the costs to the state of instituting the Affordable Care Act and a projection of the number of Texas residents who would lose health insurance coverage as a result of the ACA. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 48 83-0 (2013) Author: White, James | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 59 83-0 (2013) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose health insurance coverage. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 109 83-0 (2013) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain payments for health care services and prohibiting requiring participation in a mandatory health care system. House: Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 84 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to regulation of health benefit plan issuers in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 85 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to prior approval of certain insurance rates. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 255 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the creation of a voluntary consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the group benefits program provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 257 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to notice of inaccurate payment or nonpayment of certain claims under certain health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 365 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to expedited credentialing for certain podiatrists and therapeutic optometrists providing services under a managed care plan. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 469 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 470 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 478 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to certain rebates and incentives for the purchase of certain drugs; providing civil penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 547 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Farney, Marsha
Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 591 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to procedures for certain audits of pharmacists and pharmacies. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 632 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to contracts between optometrists or therapeutic optometrists and health maintenance organizations or insurers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 644 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of prescription drug benefits. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 774 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to requiring dental support for a child subject to a child support order. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 800 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to the disclosure of the calculation of out-of-network payments by the issuers of preferred provider benefit plans and by health maintenance organizations. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 813 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to benefit plan coverage for autism spectrum disorder. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 822 83-0 (2013) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements; providing an administrative penalty; authorizing a fee. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 853 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth
Relating to notice of a premium increase for certain health insurance policies. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 874 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Sanford, Scott
Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 943 83-0 (2013) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to health benefit plan coverage of hearing aids for certain individuals. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 995 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to allowing employers to issue individual insurance plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 996 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for brain injury. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1055 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the eligibility of certain employees of public institutions of higher education to participate in a state group benefits program. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1057 83-0 (2013) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to information about private health care insurance coverage and the health insurance exchange for individuals applying for certain Department of State Health Services health or mental health benefits, services, and assistance. House: Insurance
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1118 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to access to specialist physicians under managed care health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1152 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to certain fees charged for adjudication of claims under health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1197 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al. Relating to requirements of exclusive provider and preferred provider benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1216 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Relating to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of medical care or health care services. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1221 83-0 (2013) Author: Paxton, Ken
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to use of a Medicaid-based fee schedule for reimbursement of services under a contract between a health care provider and certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1232 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to expanding eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and ensuring the provision of quality care under and the effectiveness of the medical assistance program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1242 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to certain provisions applicable to an optometrist, therapeutic optometrist, or ophthalmologist providing services under a managed care plan. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1283 83-0 (2013) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to transactions involving the assignment of rights in an individual's legal claim; authorizing the imposition of a fee. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1290 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to group health benefits coverage for dependents and family members of persons wrongfully imprisoned. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1322 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Oliveira, René
Relating to the provision of durable medical equipment and home health care services through informal and voluntary networks in the workers' compensation system; providing penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1332 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to who is an employee for large and small employers for health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1339 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to contractual subrogation rights of certain insurers and benefit plan issuers. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1347 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to health care providers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1366 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the use of certain funds of the Texas Health Insurance Pool. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1367 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to abolishing the Texas Health Insurance Pool. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 1379 83-0 (2013) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Sheets, Kenneth
Relating to the standard valuation for life insurance, accident and health insurance, and annuities. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 1463 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to certain contracts for Medicaid managed care. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1484 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Larry | et. al.
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for enrollees diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1485 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the definition of serious mental illness for purposes of certain group health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1486 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the authority of certain university systems to provide benefits to certain qualified individuals. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1544 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to payment of and disclosures related to certain ambulatory surgical center charges. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1603 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to risk management at institutions of higher education. Senate: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
SB 1746 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to payment of out-of-network ambulatory surgery benefits by certain health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1795 83-0 (2013) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to the regulation of navigators for health benefit exchanges. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1816 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance to certain persons under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and funding of that expansion. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1860 83-0 (2013) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the provision of and funding for certain primary health care services. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SJR 5 83-0 (2013) Author: Campbell, Donna | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
HB 32 82-0 (2011) Author: Creighton, Brandon | et. al. Relating to required individual health insurance coverage. House: State Sovereignty, Select Returned to committee
HB 97 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to creation of the Health Freedom Act. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HB 124 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken | et. al. Relating to payment for health care services and participation in a health care system. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HB 131 82-0 (2011) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to requiring contractors in certain state construction contracts to provide health benefits to employees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 144 82-0 (2011) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to payment for health care services and participation in a health care system. House: State Sovereignty, Select No action taken in committee
HB 203 82-0 (2011) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al. Relating to payment for health care services and participation in a health care system. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HB 210 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the coverage by certain health benefit plans of mammograms performed by certain health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 297 82-0 (2011) Author: Berman, Leo | et. al. Relating to certain federal health care legislation; imposing penalties. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HB 335 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Relating to implementation and requirements of certain health care reform laws. House: State Sovereignty, Select
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 381 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to the operation of a student health center of an institution of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 438 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John | et. al.
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for orally administered anticancer medications. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 528 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the provision of pharmaceutical services through informal and voluntary networks in the workers' compensation system; providing an administrative violation. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 551 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of members of the State Board of Education to participate in a state employees group benefits program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 552 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to a prohibition on coverage for abortion under health benefit plans offered through a health benefit exchange. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 636 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to creation of the Texas Health Insurance Connector. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 655 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al. Relating to determining eligibility for indigent health care. House: Public Health Companion considered in lieu of
HB 705 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, John Relating to certain prohibited practices concerning the payment of copayments and deductibles under health benefit plans; providing a civil penalty and for injunctive relief. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 755 82-0 (2011) Author: Cook, Byron
Sponsor: Nichols, Robert
Relating to eligibility of certain dependents for coverage under the state employee group benefits program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 758 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to certain limitations in health benefit plans and health insurance policies. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 762 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to establishing a pill splitting program to reduce health plan costs for certain public employees. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 786 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Yvonne | et. al. Relating to HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 816 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to coverage provided by certain qualified health plans for abortions. House: State Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 834 82-0 (2011) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana | et. al. Relating to supplemental breast cancer screening. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 914 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 983 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to health insurance coverage for eligible survivors of certain public servants killed in the line of duty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1069 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose Relating to the provision of and payment for certain health care services provided through workers' compensation health care networks to fire protection personnel. House: State Affairs No action taken in committee
HB 1157 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to the Texas Life, Accident, Health, and Hospital Service Insurance Guaranty Association. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1185 82-0 (2011) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to determination of state contributions for participation by certain junior college employees in the state employees group benefits program. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 1192 82-0 (2011) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1253 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to certain modifications of a health benefit plan. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1255 82-0 (2011) Author: Strama, Mark Relating to programs, services, and information related to women's health, family planning, and human sexuality. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1292 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to coverage of certain eating disorders as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1321 82-0 (2011) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1333 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to expedited credentialing of certain physicians by managed care plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1362 82-0 (2011) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to the creation of a voluntary consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the insurance coverage provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1393 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to health care providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1405 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to provision by a health benefit plan of prescription drug coverage specified by formulary and to modifications of that coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1479 82-0 (2011) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to the coverage by health benefit plans of expenses or procedures that violate certain religious convictions. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1492 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the authority of certain university systems to provide benefits to certain qualified individuals. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1534 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig | et. al. Relating to regulation of certain health care provider network contract arrangements. House: Insurance Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1535 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the participation of this state in the Surplus Lines Insurance Multi-State Compliance Compact. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1631 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to expedited credentialing for certain podiatrists providing services under a managed care plan. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 1644 82-0 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain tests for the early detection of cardiovascular disease in certain children. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1744 82-0 (2011) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1766 82-0 (2011) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to the creation of a voluntary consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the insurance coverage provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 1772 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the regulation of certain benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1776 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to contracts between dentists and health maintenance organizations or insurers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1864 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to a prohibition on the coercion of therapeutic optometrists and ophthalmologists by managed care plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2024 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the creation of the health benefit plan innovations program in the Texas Department of Insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2102 82-0 (2011) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the requirement that certain mammography reports contain information regarding supplemental breast cancer screening. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2149 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to contracts between rural hospitals and certain insurers. House: Insurance Considered in Calendars
HB 2165 82-0 (2011) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al. Relating to the establishment of a medical reinsurance system and to certain insurance reforms necessary to the efficient operation of that system; providing an administrative penalty. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2228 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain physical injuries that are self-inflicted by a minor. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2230 82-0 (2011) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to group health insurance coverage for persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2270 82-0 (2011) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to health benefit plan coverage for early childhood intervention services. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2292 82-0 (2011) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to payment of claims to pharmacies and pharmacists. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2300 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to health benefit plan coverage for an enrollee with certain mental disorders. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2336 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John Relating to payment of and disclosures related to certain ambulatory surgical center charges. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2392 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to ambulatory surgical centers and to the provision of services at those centers by certain designated physician groups. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2430 82-0 (2011) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the price charged by a health care provider for a health care service or supply; providing penalties. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2441 82-0 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to public junior college employee participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 2576 82-0 (2011) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to a disclosure statement on the out-of-pocket costs incurred for health care services and supplies provided to consumers receiving outpatient care at a hospital outpatient clinic. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 2697 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to payment of out-of-network ambulatory surgery benefits by certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Reported favorably as substituted
HB 2723 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to notice of premium increase for certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2827 82-0 (2011) Author: Hopson, Chuck Relating to coverage for certain pharmaceutical services by a workers' compensation insurance carrier. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2882 82-0 (2011) Author: Scott, Connie Relating to subrogation of certain costs for services provided or paid by the Nueces County Hospital District; providing penalties. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2933 82-0 (2011) Author: Castro, Joaquin Relating to the collection of data related to health benefit plan claims for the treatment of a child's serious mental illness. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2946 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to group health benefit plan coverage for loss or impairment of speech, language, or hearing. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3017 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the prohibited use of discretionary clauses in certain health maintenance organization and insurance contracts. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 3085 82-0 (2011) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the period of a license for a freestanding medical emergency care facility. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3087 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John Relating to payment for services provided by certain physicians and health care providers to individuals covered by managed care plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3112 82-0 (2011) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Relating to a prohibition on coverage for abortion under health benefit plans offered through a health benefit exchange. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3164 82-0 (2011) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to contracts between advanced practice registered nurses and health maintenance organizations, preferred provider benefit plans or other insurers. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3235 82-0 (2011) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana Relating to the provision of certain health care services to certain state employees by or at certain university facilities. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3266 82-0 (2011) Author: Miller, Sid Relating to the audit of retail and mail order pharmacy claims of certain public employees. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3277 82-0 (2011) Author: Shelton, Mark Relating to creation of portable insurance plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3291 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to a deceptive act or practice in connection with a consumer's health benefit plan benefits. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3373 82-0 (2011) Author: Murphy, Jim Relating to state contribution to the cost of certain dependents' participation in the group benefits program for state employees and their dependents. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3402 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to regulation of health benefit plan issuers in this state. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3419 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to state fiscal matters related to certain regulatory agencies. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 3429 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to preauthorization of certain medical services in the workers' compensation system and the eligibility of doctors, dentists, and chiropractors to perform preauthorization utilization review. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3496 82-0 (2011) Author: Darby, Drew Relating to a health reimbursement arrangement program for certain eligible retirees covered by the Employees Retirement System, the Teacher Retirement System, and the University of Texas and Texas A&M Uniform Benefits. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3557 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. Relating to coverage for autism spectrum disorder under certain health benefit plans. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HJR 24 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 27 82-0 (2011) Author: Legler, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain payment for health care services and prohibiting requiring participation in a health care system. House: State Sovereignty, Select Left pending in committee
HJR 30 82-0 (2011) Author: Laubenberg, Jodie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing certain payment for health care services and prohibiting requiring participation in a health care system. House: State Sovereignty, Select No action taken in committee
HJR 51 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the rights of individuals to choose or decline to choose to purchase health insurance coverage. House: State Sovereignty, Select Referred to State Sovereignty, Select
SB 70 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to determination of state contributions for participation by certain junior college employees in the state employees group benefits program. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 155 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the eligibility of certain school district employees to participate or be enrolled in certain group health benefit programs. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 169 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to coverage for autism spectrum disorder under certain health benefit plans offered to state employees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 204 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to insurance coverage for certain devices used in the treatment of diabetes. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 241 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to HIV and AIDS tests and to health benefit plan coverage of HIV and AIDS tests. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 262 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for orally administered anticancer medications. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 318 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the provision of pharmaceutical services through informal and voluntary networks in the workers' compensation system; providing an administrative violation. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 404 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn | et. al. Relating to health plan and health benefit plan coverage for abortions. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 420 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Van
Relating to determining eligibility for indigent health care. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 423 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Menendez, Jose
Relating to health insurance coverage and financial assistance for eligible survivors of certain public servants killed in the line of duty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 440 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for autism spectrum disorder under certain health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 441 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to coverage for autism spectrum disorder under certain health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 465 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to retirement benefits of school district or institution of higher education peace officers under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 515 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al. Relating to required individual health insurance coverage. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 521 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al. Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans with respect to health care providers. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 547 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to provision by a health benefit plan of prescription drug coverage specified by formulary and to notice to an enrollee of a modification in a small or large employer health benefit plan. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 554 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to contracts between dentists and health maintenance organizations or insurers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 567 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the Texas Life, Accident, Health, and Hospital Service Insurance Guaranty Association. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 574 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the requirement and study of insurance coverage for serious emotional disturbance of a child. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 585 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to programs, services, and information related to women's health, family planning, and human sexuality. Senate: Health & Human Services No action taken in subcommittee
SB 622 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the privacy of protected health information; providing administrative and civil penalties. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 822 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to expedited credentialing of certain physicians by managed care plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 848 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to ambulatory surgical centers and to the provision of services at those centers by certain designated physician groups. Senate: Health & Human Services Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 859 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to small and large employer health group cooperatives and to employer contributions to individual health insurance policies. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 996 82-0 (2011) Author: Nichols, Robert Relating to establishing a pill splitting program to reduce health plan costs for certain public employees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1211 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to payment of claims to pharmacies and pharmacists. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1221 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to subrogation of certain costs for services provided or paid by the Nueces County Hospital District. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1317 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to coverage for certain pharmaceutical services by a workers' compensation insurance carrier. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1342 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie
Relating to the use of bingo proceeds by licensed authorized organizations, including the use of proceeds to provide health insurance or health insurance benefits to certain employees. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1381 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the requirement that certain mammography reports contain information regarding supplemental breast cancer screening. Senate: Health & Human Services Co-author authorized
SB 1430 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the regulation of certain exclusive provider benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1495 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to payment of out-of-network ambulatory surgery benefits by certain health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1510 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce Relating to creation of the Texas Health Insurance Connector. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1586 82-0 (2011) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to state fiscal matters related to certain regulatory agencies. Senate: Finance No action taken in committee
SB 1614 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to payment of and disclosures related to certain ambulatory surgical center charges. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1686 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Anchia, Rafael
Relating to group health benefits coverage for persons wrongfully imprisoned. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1770 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to contracts between advanced practice registered nurses and health maintenance organizations, preferred provider benefit plans or other insurers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1782 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to regulation of health benefit plan issuers in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1786 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the coverage by health benefit plans of expenses or procedures that violate certain religious convictions. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1791 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to requiring certain state retirees from the elected class to contribute toward the cost of health insurance. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1855 82-0 (2011) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the authority of certain foreign insurers to engage in the business of health and accident insurance in this state. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
HB 81 82-1 (2011) Author: White, James Relating to required individual health insurance coverage. Filed
HCR 25 82-1 (2011) Author: Zerwas, John
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 7. Signed by the Governor
HR 232 82-1 (2011) Author: Pitts, Jim Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
SB 1 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Relating to certain state fiscal matters; providing penalties. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 7 82-1 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the administration, quality, and efficiency of health care, health and human services, and health benefits programs in this state; creating an offense; providing penalties. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SCR 4 82-1 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 7. Filed
SCR 5 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the senate to make corrections in S.B. No. 1. Signed by the Governor
SR 130 82-1 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1. Reported enrolled
HB 103 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Fred
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to health benefit plans for students at institutions of higher education and the operation of certain health benefit plans through student health centers at certain institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education
Senate: Health & Human Services
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 191 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the coverage by certain health benefit plans of mammograms performed by certain health care providers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 223 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to regulation of the secondary market in certain physician and health care provider discounts; providing administrative penalties. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 389 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to requirements for expedited credentialing of certain physicians by managed care plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 390 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for routine patient care costs for enrollees participating in certain clinical trials. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 436 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the date on which eligibility for benefits begins under certain programs for governmental employees and retirees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 451 81-0 (2009) Author: Allen, Alma | et. al.
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for autism spectrum disorder. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 505 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the creation of the health benefit plan innovations program in the Texas Department of Insurance. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 531 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to medical loss ratios of certain health benefit plan issuers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 532 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael Relating to the preexisting condition exclusion period under the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 535 81-0 (2009) Author: Anchia, Rafael | et. al. Relating to the provision of a preference in state purchasing decisions for vendors that provide health benefits to employees. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 663 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Susan | et. al. Relating to participation by single-employee businesses in private purchasing cooperatives or health group cooperatives. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 678 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for reconstructive surgery following mastectomy. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 687 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to long-term funding of benefits for retired teachers. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 743 81-0 (2009) Author: Dukes, Dawnna Relating to health benefits coverage for certain persons under the child health plan and other programs. House: Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 806 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain prosthetic devices, orthotic devices, and related services. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 861 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the authority of certain university systems to provide benefits to certain qualified individuals. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 868 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain mental disorders. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 997 81-0 (2009) Author: Lewis, Tryon Relating to retirement and health insurance benefits of school district peace officers under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 1059 81-0 (2009) Author: Ortiz, Jr., Solomon | et. al. Relating to benefits under certain health benefit plans for prenatal care, birth of a child, and postdelivery care. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1066 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to eligibility to participate in the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool by individuals whose employers participate in certain regional or local health care programs. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1077 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the operation of health care sharing ministries. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1121 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to group health benefit plan coverage for certain mental illnesses. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1122 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda | et. al. Relating to the amount of the franchise tax incentive for certain small employers that provide health care benefits to employees. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 1138 81-0 (2009) Author: Shelton, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy
Relating to information required on pharmacy benefit cards. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1176 81-0 (2009) Author: Crownover, Myra | et. al. Relating to the creation of a voluntary consumer-directed health plan for certain individuals eligible to participate in the insurance coverage provided under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act and their qualified dependents. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1191 81-0 (2009) Author: Flores, Kino
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the enrollment period for insurance benefits for certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1246 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John Relating to the provision of a preference in certain governmental purchasing decisions for vendors or contractors that provide health care benefits or equivalent health savings benefits to employees. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1276 81-0 (2009) Author: Chisum, Warren | et. al. Relating to the operation of health care sharing organizations. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1303 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to continued health insurance coverage for eligible survivors of certain public servants killed in the line of duty. House: Appropriations Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1342 81-0 (2009) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to adoption of certain information technology. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1364 81-0 (2009) Author: Eissler, Rob
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to coverage of preexisting conditions by certain group health benefit coverage programs for active school employees. House: Public Education
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1369 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to unfair claim settlement practices by an insurer that issues a preferred provider benefit plan. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1370 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie | et. al. Relating to the use of certain insurance policy forms in connection with a preferred provider benefit plan. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1392 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to required procedures regarding the ranking of physicians by health benefit plan issuers. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1416 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to a health coverage or compensation supplementation program for active school employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 1418 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to health benefit plan coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1442 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al. Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans regarding out-of-network health care providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1476 81-0 (2009) Author: Sheffield, Ralph
Sponsor: Fraser, Troy
Relating to capital stock and surplus requirements for certain insurance companies. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1570 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Jackson, Mike
Relating to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
HB 1577 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the pricing of certain health care goods and services and to the compensation of certain health insurance agents; providing an administrative penalty. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1578 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to the establishment of a medical reinsurance system and to certain insurance reforms necessary to the efficient operation of that system; providing an administrative penalty. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1628 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the ability of a county, public hospital, or hospital district to purchase or arrange for the purchase of certain health coverage or benefits for eligible residents. House: County Affairs Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1694 81-0 (2009) Author: Strama, Mark | et. al. Relating to the improvement of women's health by providing certain services and information related to unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 1696 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Relating to the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers and to payment of claims to pharmacies and pharmacists. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1742 81-0 (2009) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to coverage for prostate cancer screenings for men 40 years of age or older. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1748 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to the cancellation of a health benefit plan on the basis of misrepresentation or a preexisting condition; providing penalties. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1759 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Watson, Kirk
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain orally administered anticancer medications. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Subcommittee meeting cancelled
HB 1761 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the reserve requirements for credit life and credit accident and health insurance. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 1847 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a requirement that certain health benefit plans cover certain mental disorders. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1856 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to requiring insurers to offer conversion of group policies. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 1875 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to requiring a health benefit plan for enrollment at certain public institutions of higher education. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 1888 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to standards required for certain rankings of physicians by health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1889 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, John Relating to the electronic transmission of certain information by and to health benefit plan issuers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1907 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to the retirement benefits payable to retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas who are employed as school counselors. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 1929 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to payment of claims of certain out-of-network physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1930 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to health services provided to health benefit plan enrollees by certain out-of-network health care providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 1932 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to consumer labeling requirements for certain health benefit plans; providing penalties. House: Insurance Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2000 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain amino acid-based elemental formulas. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2005 81-0 (2009) Author: McCall, Brian Relating to health benefit plan coverage for routine patient care costs for enrollees participating in certain clinical trials. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2026 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to bariatric surgery coverage for state employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2064 81-0 (2009) Author: Smithee, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to premium discounts for certain participants in the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool and to funding for those discounts through certain penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 1/1/10
HB 2083 81-0 (2009) Author: Solomons, Burt | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to determination of state contributions for participation by certain junior college employees in the state employees group benefits program. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 2136 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to mandatory personal injury protection. House: Insurance No action taken in committee
HB 2250 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to payment of claims to pharmacies and pharmacists. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2256 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to mediation of out-of-network health benefit claim disputes concerning enrollees, facility-based physicians, and certain health benefit plans; imposing an administrative penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 2293 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan | et. al. Relating to the delivery of prescription drugs for certain state health plans by mail order; providing an administrative penalty. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2407 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to participation in the group benefits program by certain retired state employees and their dependents. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 2431 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Todd Relating to mediation of out-of-network health benefit claim disputes between enrollees and health benefit plan issuers. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2453 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the availability and continuation of certain health benefit plan coverage. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2458 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to requiring insurers to offer conversion of group policies. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2470 81-0 (2009) Author: Gattis, Dan Relating to the establishment of the Texas Mutual Health Benefit Plan Company. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2576 81-0 (2009) Author: Smithee, John Relating to direct payment by a health or automobile insurer of physicians and health care providers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2586 81-0 (2009) Author: Smithee, John Relating to small and large employer health group cooperatives. House: Insurance Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2712 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to ambulatory surgical centers and to the provision of services at those centers by certain designated physician groups. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2713 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to health benefit plan coverage for acute or chronic medical conditions. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2714 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to group health benefit plan coverage for speech, language, or hearing impairments. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2723 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Yvonne Relating to pharmacy networks for health benefit plans for certain governmental employees. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 2750 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the regulation of certain market conduct activities of certain life, accident, and health insurers and health benefit plan issuers; providing civil liability and administrative and criminal penalties. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2881 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez, Armando | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the Texas Affordable Health Care Benefit Program. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2967 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to coverage of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa as serious mental illnesses under certain group health benefit plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2969 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to health benefit plan coverage for an enrollee with certain mental disorders. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2975 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain physical injuries that are self-inflicted by a minor. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 2976 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain serious mental illnesses and mental disorders. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3074 81-0 (2009) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to availability of health coverage for certain employees of institutions of higher education. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3120 81-0 (2009) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to the maximum allowable premium rate increase for small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3183 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to requirements regarding employer liability for certain group health benefit plan premiums. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3220 81-0 (2009) Author: Hancock, Kelly
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
Senate adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 3264 81-0 (2009) Author: Rose, Patrick Relating to notifying certain persons of the medical loss ratios of health benefit plan issuers. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3459 81-0 (2009) Author: Isett, Carl Relating to pricing for health care services and supplies and reimbursement for those services or supplies under certain health benefit plans; imposing penalties. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3460 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to group health benefit plan coverage for certain mental illnesses and the amount of the franchise tax incentive for certain small employers that provide health care benefits to employees. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3471 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to certain illegal pricing practices. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3503 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the participation of certain retirees under the proportionate retirement program in the Texas Public School Employees Group Benefits Program. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3504 81-0 (2009) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the cost of health insurance for certain retirees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 3608 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki Relating to the deduction of qualified health insurance premiums from annuities payable by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to certain retired public safety officers. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3749 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the creation of an interim committee on, and a study of, the itemized billing statements of certain health care facilities. House: Public Health
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 3754 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to the insurance code to include members of a junior college board. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 3793 81-0 (2009) Author: Morrison, Geanie Relating to establishing a health and wellness initiative program to reduce health plan costs for certain public employees. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3877 81-0 (2009) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to requiring contractors in certain state construction contracts to provide health benefits to employees. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 3891 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to certain health benefit plan coverage for bilateral cochlear implants and related services. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 3963 81-0 (2009) Author: Bolton, Valinda Relating to health benefits coverage provided to persons who retire early from employment by certain counties or municipalities. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 4095 81-0 (2009) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the recovery from third parties by health benefit plan issuers. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4179 81-0 (2009) Author: Smithee, John Relating to health insurance. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4183 81-0 (2009) Author: Smithee, John Relating to billing practices for certain health care facilities and providers. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4217 81-0 (2009) Author: Farabee, David Relating to the establishment of the Texas Individual Health Insurance Association and to the efficient operation of that system. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4249 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to expert reports in a health care liability claim. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4251 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to claims and liens by certain health care providers. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4288 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to health care coverage for children in Title IV-D cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Reported favorably as substituted
HB 4289 81-0 (2009) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to required procedures regarding the ranking of physicians by health benefit plan issuers. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4290 81-0 (2009) Author: Smithee, John
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to retrospective utilization review and utilization review to determine the experimental or investigational nature of a health care service. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4341 81-0 (2009) Author: Truitt, Vicki
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the regulation of discount health care programs by the Texas Department of Insurance; providing penalties. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
HB 4394 81-0 (2009) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the waiting period for eligibility for benefits under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Left pending in committee
HB 4401 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to access to certain counselors and therapists. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 4402 81-0 (2009) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to a study regarding insurance coverage of prescription drugs provided under a health benefit plan. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4410 81-0 (2009) Author: Taylor, Larry Relating to benefits payable under certain health coverages. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 4428 81-0 (2009) Author: Hernandez, Ana Relating to eligibility of certain professional librarian faculty members of public institutions of higher education to participate in the group benefits program for state employees. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
HB 4462 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to third-party health insurers. House: Insurance Left pending in committee
HB 4572 81-0 (2009) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to insurance coverage for certain devices that facilitate insulin therapy and enhance glucose control in the treatment of diabetes. House: Insurance Referred to Insurance
HB 4587 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to providing information to state employees regarding the availability of Medicaid and other health benefits coverage for their children. House: Appropriations Meeting cancelled
HB 4588 81-0 (2009) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to requiring the Department of Family and Protective Services to apply for Medicaid for certain children in the conservatorship of the state. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 4665 81-0 (2009) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to the office of inspector general for the Health and Human Services Commission. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HR 2992 81-0 (2009) Author: Smithee, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 78. Reported enrolled
SB 6 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the creation of the Healthy Texas Program. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 10 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to adoption of alternative payment method pilot programs for the provision of health care services to certain state employees. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 39 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to health benefit plan coverage for routine patient care costs for enrollees participating in certain clinical trials. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 41 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al. Relating to determination of state contributions for participation by certain junior college employees in the state employees group benefits program. Senate: Finance Co-author authorized
SB 64 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to insurance coverage for certain devices that facilitate insulin therapy and enhance glucose control in the treatment of diabetes. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 66 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Shelton, Mark | et. al.
Relating to health care coverage for children in Title IV-D cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on Major State Calendar
SB 76 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to authorizing a children's health benefit plan for certain small employers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 77 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to participation by single-employee businesses in private purchasing cooperatives or health group cooperatives. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 78 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to promoting awareness and education about the purchase and availability of health coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
See remarks for effective date
SB 79 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to specialty certification for insurance agents serving certain employer groups. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 80 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Truitt, Vicki
Relating to employer contributions under small employer health benefit plans. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 107 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the creation of the Texas Health Benefit Plan Security Program. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 152 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the standard of proof in health care liability claims involving emergency care. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 206 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the reporting of information concerning the rescission of health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 207 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to prohibition of certain business practices related to rescission of coverage under health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 303 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to application for and cancellation or rescission of health benefit plan coverage. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 350 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the application for and continuation of certain health benefit plan coverage; providing a civil penalty. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 351 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to payment of certain emergency room physicians for services provided to enrollees of managed care health benefit plans; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 373 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to administrative costs paid by health benefit plan issuers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 394 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to the appointment of an attorney for a workers' compensation claimant in certain proceedings initiated by a workers' compensation insurance carrier. House: Business & Industry
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 485 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al. Relating to medical loss ratios of preferred provider benefit plan issuers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 556 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to requirements for certain contracts with physicians and health care providers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 586 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the operation of certain managed care plans regarding out-of-network health care providers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 614 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to preexisting condition provisions in individual accident and health insurance policies. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 615 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to allowing a county to consider health insurance benefits provided by a bidder to its employees when awarding a purchasing contract. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Co-author authorized
SB 646 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to a study regarding the confidentiality of prescription information; providing a civil penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 654 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to continued health coverage for employees of certain political subdivisions. House: Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 714 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the regulation of certain health care rental network contract arrangements; providing a civil penalty. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 753 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the waiting period for eligibility for benefits under the Texas Employees Group Benefits Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 762 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a study concerning the minimum participation requirement for small employer health benefit plans. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 779 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to expedited credentialing for certain individual health care providers providing services under a managed care plan. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 781 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to eligibility to participate in the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool by individuals whose employers participate in certain regional or local health care programs. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 789 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to loss ratio standards for long-term care benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 813 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the eligibility of certain sole proprietors to participate in small employer health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 815 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to consumer labeling requirements for and the provision of certain information concerning health benefit plans; providing penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 842 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Chisum, Warren
Relating to the operation of health care sharing organizations. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 863 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to adoption of certain information technology. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 872 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Menendez, Jose
Relating to continued health insurance coverage and financial assistance for eligible survivors of certain public servants killed in the line of duty. House: Appropriations
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 879 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al. Relating to premium discounts for certain participants in the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool and to related tax credits for health benefit plan issuers. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 888 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Solomons, Burt
Relating to establishing a pill splitting program to reduce health plan costs for certain public employees. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 900 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al. Relating to the collection and use of certain information by health benefit plan issuers; providing administrative penalties. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 905 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to the date on which eligibility for benefits begins under certain programs for governmental employees and retirees. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 957 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to the ability of certain hospitals to purchase or arrange for the purchase of certain health coverage or benefits for eligible residents. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 964 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to requirements for insurers and insurance agents that sell Medicare-related products. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Insurance
SB 972 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al.
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to small and large employer health group cooperatives. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 993 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to ranking of physicians by health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1048 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto
Relating to requiring dental support for a child subject to a child support order. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1100 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to the improvement of women's health by providing certain services and information related to unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1106 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Hopson, Chuck
Relating to payment of claims to pharmacies and pharmacists. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
1 hr. notice-to suspend rules
SB 1143 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to requirements regarding employer liability for certain group health benefit plan premiums and to a health benefits study to be conducted by the Texas Department of Insurance. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1155 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to certain content requirements for an insurance consumer information website. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1156 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to reporting of medical loss ratios by health benefit plan issuers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1158 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy Relating to regulation of health benefit plan rates. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1179 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to requiring general academic teaching institutions to offer health benefit plans to students. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
SB 1257 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip | et. al. Relating to the regulation of certain market conduct activities of certain life, accident, and health insurers and health benefit plan issuers; providing civil liability and administrative and criminal penalties. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Left pending in committee
SB 1291 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Martinez Fischer, Trey
Relating to access to certain counselors and therapists. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1345 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain orally administered anticancer medications. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1348 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to health benefit plan coverage for acquired brain injuries. Senate: State Affairs Referred to s/c by chair
SB 1366 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to health benefit plan coverage for certain serious mental illnesses and mental disorders. Senate: State Affairs Referred to s/c by chair
SB 1396 81-0 (2009) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to required procedures regarding the ranking of physicians by health benefit plan issuers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1403 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip
Sponsor: Smithee, John
Relating to changing the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool to the Texas Health Insurance Pool, and to the operation of that pool. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1433 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the delivery of prescription drugs for certain state health plans by mail order; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1451 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to limiting use of money in the Texas Enterprise Fund to recipients that provide health benefit plans. Senate: Economic Development Referred to Economic Development
SB 1463 81-0 (2009) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Lucio III, Eddie
Relating to the provision of information regarding health care and other benefits for veterans and their family members. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1479 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to benefits payable under certain health coverages. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1545 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to health benefit coverage for children and grandchildren. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1595 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to direct payment by a health or automobile insurer of physicians and health care providers. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1611 81-0 (2009) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al. Relating to the cancellation of a health benefit plan on the basis of misrepresentation or a preexisting condition; providing penalties. Senate: State Affairs Co-author authorized
SB 1733 81-0 (2009) Author: West, Royce Relating to health benefit plan coverage of testing for prostate cancer for certain males. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1747 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to billing practices for certain health care facilities and providers. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 1751 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to reimbursement under preferred provider benefit plans for services provided by licensed podiatrists. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1771 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the availability and continuation of certain health benefit plan coverage. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
SB 1978 81-0 (2009) Author: Carona, John Relating to requirements regarding employer liability for certain group health benefit plan premiums. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2024 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to the maximum allowable premium rate increase for small employer health benefit plans. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2076 81-0 (2009) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to health insurance coverage for diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint. Senate: State Affairs Referred to s/c by chair
SB 2151 81-0 (2009) Author: Patrick, Dan | et. al.
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to ambulatory surgical centers and to the provision of services at those centers by certain designated physician groups. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2200 81-0 (2009) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to retrospective utilization review and utilization review to determine the experimental or investigational nature of a health care service. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs

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