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 Mississippi.
The Amputee Coalition has not attempted Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation in Mississippi.
State Government Information
The Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
Mississippi’s State Legislature works on a four year cycle, and session runs from January until April each year.
The Office of Governor has an election every four years, with the next election taking place in 2019. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor can serve two consecutive terms. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The Mississippi Department of Insurance is a state department falling under the executive branch of Mississippi’s government. The Commissioner Insurance is elected to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Department 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: