Arkansas has enacted Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation.
Insurance Fairness History
The Arkansas State Legislature passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2009. House Bill 2244 passed unanimously through both chambers of the legislature and was signed into law by Governor Mike Beebe (D) on April 6th, 2009.
The Arkansas State Legislature works two year cycle and in 2019 will be in the first year of their cycle. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 14th and will tentatively conclude March 14th. The Arkansas Legislature is able to prefile legislation for the upcoming session until January 14th, 2019. Introduction deadlines for the 2019 Legislative Session has been set for March 12th.
Currently, the Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
In order to move forward with other legislative initiatives beyond Insurance Fairness, the Amputee Coalition needs the backing of the limb loss community. We are actively seeking advocates to support or advocacy efforts in Arkansas. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your State Representation and the Arkansas Department of Insurance to express you concern about issues affecting the limb loss community.