Mississippi has not previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees Legislation. We are actively seeking advocates to lead the efforts to introduce and pass legislation in an upcoming session.
The Mississippi State Legislature works on a four year cycle and in 2019 will be in the fourth year of their cycle. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 8th and will tentatively conclude April 7th. The Mississippi Legislature is able to prefile legislation for the upcoming session until January 21st. Introduction deadlines for the 2019 Legislative Session has been set for January 21st.
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 Mississippi Department of Insurance to express your concern and desire for the legislation.