West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 January 9th and will tentatively conclude March 9th. The West Virginia Legislature has not set an introduction deadline for the 2019 Legislative Session.
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 West Virginia Office of the Commissioner of Insurance to express your concern and desire for the legislation.