Michigan will be attempting to reintroduce Insurance Fairness for Amputees Legislation during the 2019 Legislative Session. Representative Beau LaFave (R-108) has agreed to once again champion Insurance Fairness. Representative LaFave will be using the same language that was introduced during the 2018 Legislative Session (House Bill 6085). We are actively seeking advocates to assist the efforts to pass Insurance Fairness in 2019.
Insurance Fairness History
The Michigan State Legislature has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees. The most recent introduction took place during the 2018 Legislative Session, which saw introduction in the House of Representatives. House Bill 6085 was introduced and referred to the House Insurance Committee. The measure did not receive favorable consideration before the committee and the measure failed.
The Michigan State Legislature works on two year cycle and in 2019 will be in the first year of their cycle. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 9th and will tentatively conclude December 31st. The Michigan Legislature does not have any deadlines for prefiling or introductions.
Currently, the Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Democratic Party controls 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 Michigan Department of Insurance to express your concern and desire for the legislation.