Oklahoma has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees Legislation and it is a target state for an upcoming session. We are actively seeking advocates to lead the efforts to introduce and pass legislation.
Insurance Fairness History
The Oklahoma State Legislature has previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees. The most recent introduction took place during the 2010 Legislative Session, which saw legislation introduced in the Senate. Senate Bill 1390 was introduced and referred to the Retirement and Insurance Committee. It did not receive any consideration before the committee and died upon adjournment.
The Oklahoma 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 February 4th and will tentatively conclude May 31st. The Oklahoma Legislature has set introduction deadlines for the 2019 Legislative Session. The introduction deadline for both chambers is January 17th.
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 Oklahoma Department of Insurance to express your concern and desire for the legislation.