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 West Virginia.
The Amputee Coalition has not attempted Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation in West Virginia.
State Government Information
The Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
West Virginia’s State Legislature works on a two year cycle. Session runs from January until March in the first year and February to April in the second.
The Office of Governor has an election every four years that coincides with Presidential Elections. The next election will be held in 2020. 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 West Virginia Department of Insurance is a state department falling under the executive branch of West Virginia’s government. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance 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: