The Amputee Coalition will be resuming efforts to introduce and pass Insurance Fairness for Amputees in 2020. We are actively seeking advocates to support efforts to pass the legislation.
Prior to the 2019 introduction, the Alabama State Legislature had not considered Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation. The 2019 efforts to pass HB204 and SB100 were unsuccessful with each bill dying in their respective committee of reference. HB204 was referred to the House Insurance Committee and SB100 to the Senate Healthcare Committee.
State Government Information
The Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
Alabama’s State Legislature works on a four year cycle. Session runs from March until June in year one, February until June for years two and three, and year four from January until June.
The Office of Governor has an election every four years that coincides with Congressional Mid-Term Elections. The next election will be held in 2022. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor can serve two consecutive terms. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The Alabama Department of Insurance is a state department falling under the executive branch of Alabama’s government. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Department provides information about insurance coverage and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.
The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts: