In order to introduce and pass Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation, we need people with varying levels of advocacy experience to aid our efforts in an upcoming session. We are actively seeking advocates to show support, contact legislators, or lead the effort in Florida.
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. HB901 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.
State Government Information
The Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
Florida’s State Legislature works on a two year cycle. Session runs from March until May in the first year and January until March in the second.
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 is not limited to the number of terms they can serve. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is a state department falling under the executive branch of Florida’s government. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Office provides information about insurance payment reforms 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: