Thanks to YOUR VOICE, combined with thousands of other Virginia REALTORS®, we scored a MAJOR win in the health insurance battle. Both the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTED the Governor’s amendments to our Association Health Plan legislation. Amendments that would have added unnecessary delays and hurdles to our efforts for better health insurance. THANK YOU.
HOWEVER, we’re not there yet. The Bills have now returned to the Governor for final approval. The Governor can let them become law or veto them.
During these uncertain times, we need to make sure the Governor knows and understands the need to give YOU more options for health insurance. The middle of a pandemic is not the time to deny uninsured Virginians health insurance coverage options.
We’ve launched another round of Call-for-Action asking Governor Northam to do the right thing for hard-working Virginians and allow House Bill 795 and Senate Bill 235 to become law this year.
Act Now: https://bit.ly/351mE29
In March, the General Assembly passed two Virginia REALTORS® supported bills (SB 235 and HB 795) with nearly unanimous, bipartisan support with a total of 265 “yes” votes and only 6 “no” votes. These bills could open up the chance for REALTORS® to obtain more affordable health insurance.
However, Governor Northam has changed the legislation to delay the opportunity for another year and require the General Assembly to pass on the same legislation again in 2021.
We cannot wait another year to provide REALTORS® with more options for affordable health insurance!
We need you now, more than ever, to ask your legislators reject the Governor’s amendments and pass House Bill 795 and Senate Bill 235.
Answer the NEW Call for Action today: https://bit.ly/2V8hpdA
About 7,000 Virginia REALTORS® go without health insurance each year because of the high costs.
The Virginia General Assembly has passed two bills (HB 795 and SB 235) that enable us to move on to the next steps in our pursuit of association health plans. But first, we need Governor Northam to sign the bills into law.
Act Now and tell Governor Northam to support the opportunity for REALTORS® to get more affordable healthcare coverage.
About 20% of Virginia REALTORS® have had to make the unfortunate decision to go without health insurance because of the high costs and limited options available to them. Many others have plans that place a high financial burden on their families.
Several bills in the Virginia General Assembly could help address that problem by more coverage options that could possibly save you money.
Tell you state senators and delegates to support these commonsense health insurance solutions. https://bit.ly/2Dz4dFR
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on July 31, denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide. Congress must act now to reform and extend the NFIP.
- Reauthorizing and gradually strengthening the NFIP so it is sustainable over the long run;
- Encouraging the development of private market options to offer comparable flood insurance coverage at lower cost than NFIP;
- Providing federal assistance to high-risk property owners, including guaranteed loans, grants and buyouts in order to build to higher standards and keep insurance rates affordable;
- Provide fair flood insurance rates that better reflect the property’s flood risk;
- Improving flood map accuracy, so fewer property owners have to file expensive appeals.
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