Kentucky will be making its first attempt to introduce Insurance Fairness for Amputees Legislation during the 2019 Legislative Session. Representative Al Gentry (D-46) and Senator Ralph Alvarado (R-28) have agreed to champion Insurance Fairness. Currently, draft language for Insurance Fairness has been completed and awaits a formal introduction. We are actively seeking advocates to assist the efforts to pass Insurance Fairness in 2019.
Insurance Fairness History
The Kentucky State Legislature has not previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation.
The Kentucky 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 8th and will tentatively conclude March 29th. The Kentucky Legislature is able to prefile legislation for the upcoming session until December 14th, 2018. The House has set an introduction deadline for February 19th. The Senate’s is February 15th.
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 Kentucky Department of Insurance to express your concern and desire for the legislation.