Vermont has enacted Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation.
Insurance Fairness History
The Vermont General Assembly passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2008. Senate Bill 280 was signed into law by Jim Douglas (R) on April 23rd, 2008.
The Vermont General Assembly works on a 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 mid-May. The Vermont General Assembly has set introduction deadlines for the 2019 Legislative Session, but only the House is subject to it. The introduction deadline for the House is January 31st.
Currently, the Democratic Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Republican Party controls the Office of the Governor.
In order to move forward with other legislative initiatives beyond Insurance Fairness, the Amputee Coalition needs the backing of the limb loss community. We are actively seeking advocates to support or advocacy efforts in Vermont. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your State Representation and the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation to express your concern about issues affecting the limb loss community.