Florida has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees Legislation and it is a target state for the 2019 session. We are actively seeking advocates to lead the efforts to introduce and pass legislation.
Insurance Fairness History
The Florida State Legislature has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees. The most recent introduction took place during the 2012 Legislative Session, which saw legislation introduced in the House of Representatives. House Bill 901 was introduced and referred to the House Appropriations and House Health and Human Services Committees. It was subsequently referred to the House Health and Human Services Quality Subcommittee where it did not receive any consideration and died on March 9th, 2012.
The Florida State Legislature works on a two year cycle and in 2019 will be in the first year of their cycle. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 15th and will tentatively conclude April 14th. The Florida Legislature is able to prefile legislation for the upcoming session until January 25th, 2019. Introduction deadlines for the 2019 Legislative Session has been set for March 5th.
Currently, the Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
In order to move Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation through the legislative process, the Amputee Coalition needs the support of the limb loss community. We are actively seeking advocates and champions for Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your State Representation and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation to express your concern and desire for the legislation.