Blue Cross/Blue Shield United of Wisconsin

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Health insurance industry

Lobbying Interests:
Medicaid, BadgerCare, business corporate tax issues, health insurance regulations or legislation that impact the Wisconsin health industry.

CEO Name:
Larry Glasscock
Director, Public Affairs

Contact
TO
Ted Osthelder
22 N Carroll St, Ste 313
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 259-9038
Theodore.Osthelder@Wellpoint.com
www.wellpoint.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Ted Osthelder Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/13/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/9/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Karen Geiger Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 8/28/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state procurement of products and services from businesses located in this state and setting a goal for local government to purchase a certain percentage of products and services from businesses located in this state.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 2
Assembly Bill 2
Relating to: state procurement of contractual services.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 136

None
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 16
Assembly Bill 16
Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for persons under 18 years of age.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 74
Assembly Bill 74
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain amounts relating to health savings accounts that may be deducted from, or are exempt from, federal income taxes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 181
Assembly Bill 181
Relating to: operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license or after suspension or revocation of an operating privilege and providing penalties.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/5/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 207
Assembly Bill 207
Relating to: requiring that patients be informed of health care facility use charges and that the charges be identified.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/20/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 217
Assembly Bill 217
Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of colorectal cancer screening and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/20/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 253
Assembly Bill 253
Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, in public conveyances, and at certain outdoor locations and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/5/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Supporting Documentation
20090505_142108_Testimony_Jaeger_May 2009.doc

Assembly Bill 255
Assembly Bill 255
Relating to: eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits and payment of extended benefits; excluding recovery and reinvestment act moneys from the calculation of expenditure restraint payments; eligibility for participation in the programs of a communi...

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 11

None
Notification Date
7/30/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 331
Assembly Bill 331
Relating to: insurance coverage of orthotic and prosthetic devices and services.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/20/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 368
Assembly Bill 368
Relating to: providing descriptions of claims that exceed $10,000.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/20/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 418
Assembly Bill 418
Relating to: a county fair coordinator.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 108

None
Notification Date
2/9/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 506
Assembly Bill 506
Relating to: substitutions by pharmacists dispensing epilepsy drugs.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/29/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 512
Assembly Bill 512
Relating to: health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism, and other drug abuse problems.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/9/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 614
Assembly Bill 614
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 146

None
Notification Date
12/11/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 639
Assembly Bill 639
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain amounts relating to health savings accounts that may be deducted from, or are exempt from, federal income taxes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 665
Assembly Bill 665
Relating to: requiring an insurer to make payment directly to a provider who provides the insurer with an assignment of benefits.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/28/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 699
Assembly Bill 699
Relating to: exempting wellness programs from unfair trade or marketing practices.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 275

For
Notification Date
2/10/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 779
Assembly Bill 779
Relating to: designation of a corporation to receive funding for electronic health information exchange, creation of a corporation, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 274

For
Notification Date
3/23/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 878
Assembly Bill 878
Relating to: a grant for providing assistance to individuals to obtain and maintain health care benefits and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/23/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 3
Senate Bill 3
Relating to: health insurance coverage of treatment for autism spectrum disorders.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/28/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 27
Senate Bill 27
Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for persons under 18 years of age.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 14

None
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 45
Senate Bill 45
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain amounts relating to health savings accounts that may be deducted from, or are exempt from, federal income taxes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 62
Senate Bill 62
Relating to: state finances and appropriations and making diverse other changes in the statutes.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 2

None
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 70
Senate Bill 70
Relating to: coverage of dependents under health care plans.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 71
Senate Bill 71
Relating to: preexisting condition exclusions, modifications at renewal, and establishing a standard application for individual health benefit plans and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 72
Senate Bill 72
Relating to: portability under group health benefit plans and independent review of insurance policy rescissions and preexisting condition exclusion denials under group and individual health benefit plans.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 73
Senate Bill 73
Relating to: the lifetime limit under the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 74
Senate Bill 74
Relating to: health insurance coverage denials for eligibility under the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 163
Senate Bill 163
Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of colorectal cancer screening and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 346

Other
Notification Date
8/14/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 362
Senate Bill 362
Relating to: health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism, and other drug abuse problems.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 218

None
Notification Date
2/9/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 425
Senate Bill 425
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain amounts relating to health savings accounts that may be deducted from, or are exempt from, federal income taxes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/6/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 453
Senate Bill 453
Relating to: requiring an insurer to make payment directly to a provider who provides the insurer with an assignment of benefits.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/28/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 502
Senate Bill 502
Relating to: exempting wellness programs from unfair trade or marketing practices.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/10/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 579
Senate Bill 579
Relating to: designation of a corporation to receive funding for electronic health information exchange, creation of a corporation, and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/23/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 667
Senate Bill 667
Relating to: licensure and regulation of behavior analysts, insurance coverage of the services of behavior analysts for autism treatment, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 282

None
Notification Date
8/2/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Employee Trust Funds
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Employee Trust Funds

Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Health and Family Services: Health
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Health

Notification Date
1/28/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Health and Family Services: Medical Assistance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Medical Assistance

Notification Date
1/28/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Health and Family Services: Prescription Drug Assistance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health and Family Services: Prescription Drug Assistance

Notification Date
1/28/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Insurance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance

Notification Date
1/28/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Ins 18, health benefit plan grievance and independent review organizations review procedures and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 18, health benefit plan grievance and independent review organizations review procedures and affecting small business.

Register Number: 653 (6/1/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-023
None
Notification Date
8/3/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Ins 3.28, uniform questions and format for individual health insurance application and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 3.28, uniform questions and format for individual health insurance application and affecting small business.

Register Number: 645 (10/1/2009)
None
Notification Date
10/20/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Ins 3.35, colorectal cancer screening coverage and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 3.35, colorectal cancer screening coverage and affecting small business.

Register Number: 654 (7/1/2010)
None
Notification Date
8/3/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Ins 3.36, the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 3.36, the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and affecting small business.

Register Number: 643 (8/1/2009)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 09-094
For
Notification Date
10/20/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Ins 3.375, health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism and other drug abuse problems and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 3.375, health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism and other drug abuse problems and affecting small business.

Register Number: 654 (7/1/2010)
None
Notification Date
8/3/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Ins 3.39, relating to Medicare supplement insurance products and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 3.39, relating to Medicare supplement insurance products and affecting small business.

Register Number: 633 (9/15/2008)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 09-076
For
Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Ins 3.75, continuation of group health insurance policy coverage for employees and their dependents and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 3.75, continuation of group health insurance policy coverage for employees and their dependents and affecting small business.

Register Number: 646 (10/15/2009)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 09-096
None
Notification Date
10/20/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Ins 51.01, the risk-based capital of health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and fraternal insurers.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 51.01, the risk-based capital of health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and fraternal insurers.

Register Number: 653 (5/15/2010)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-077
None
Notification Date
8/3/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Ins 6, general insurance provisions and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 6, general insurance provisions and affecting small business.

Register Number: 653 (6/1/2010)
None
Notification Date
8/3/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Ins 6.05 and 6.07, filing of insurance forms and insurance policy language simplification and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 6.05 and 6.07, filing of insurance forms and insurance policy language simplification and affecting small business.

Register Number: 646 (10/15/2009)
Clearinghouse Rule: CR 10-076
None
Notification Date
10/20/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Ins 8, employee benefit plans and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Ins 8, employee benefit plans and affecting small business.

Register Number: 653 (6/1/2010)
None
Notification Date
8/3/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Revises subchapter III of Chapter Ins 18, independent review procedures and affecting small business.
Agency Name
Insurance

Subject
Revises subchapter III of Chapter Ins 18, independent review procedures and affecting small business.

Register Number: 645 (10/1/2009)
None
Notification Date
10/20/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Legislative Council Special Committee on Federal Health Care Reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council Special Committee on Federal Health Care Reform

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
8/3/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

State-based issues related to implementation of recently enacted federal health care reform.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State-based issues related to implementation of recently enacted federal health care reform.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
8/3/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Relating to health insurance coverage of smoking cessation treatment and medications
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to health insurance coverage of smoking cessation treatment and medications

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
3/29/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

LRB 3691/1, Mandatory assignment and balance billing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3691/1, Mandatory assignment and balance billing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/6/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Additional Financial Disclosure statements and requirements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Additional Financial Disclosure statements and requirements

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
10/20/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism, and other drug abuse problems. LRB-3406/2
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism, and other drug abuse problems. LRB-3406/2

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
10/20/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Continuation of Employer Discontinued Group Policy Coverage For Employees and their Dependents
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Continuation of Employer Discontinued Group Policy Coverage For Employees and their Dependents

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
9/23/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Colection and reporting of health care data
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Colection and reporting of health care data

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Disclosure of health care cost information by providers and insurers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Disclosure of health care cost information by providers and insurers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Health insurance premium subsidy proposals.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health insurance premium subsidy proposals.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Health Reinsurance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health Reinsurance

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Healthy Wisconsin Proposal
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Healthy Wisconsin Proposal

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

HIRSP assesment tax credits
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
HIRSP assesment tax credits

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Regulation of commercial insurance in the individual and small group market
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of commercial insurance in the individual and small group market

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Statewide workplace smoking ban
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Statewide workplace smoking ban

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
2/24/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/40124527.html

The regulation of commercial insurance in the individual and small group market.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The regulation of commercial insurance in the individual and small group market.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/31/2008
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

INS 9, relating to revising requirements for defined network plans, preferred provider plans and limited service health organization plans
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
INS 9, relating to revising requirements for defined network plans, preferred provider plans and limited service health organization plans

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
2/2/2007
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
Blue Cross/Blue Shield United of Wisconsin

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$88,943.07
2009
July - December
$87,758.69
2010
January - June
$63,496.97
2010
July - December
$72,497.11
Total $312,695.83
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
85.25
2009
July - December
69.25
2010
January - June
40.95
2010
July - December
37.50
Total 232.95
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
617.25
2009
July - December
501.50
2010
January - June
303.75
2010
July - December
407.50
Total 1830.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for persons under 18 years of age.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: coverage of dependents under health care plans.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: portability under group health benefit plans and independent review of insurance policy rescissions and preexisting condition exclusion denials under group and individual health benefit plans.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: prohibiting smoking in indoor areas, in sports arenas, in public conveyances, and at certain outdoor locations and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits and payment of extended benefits; excluding recovery and reinvestment act moneys from the calculation of expenditure restraint payments; eligibility for participation in the programs of a community action agency; financial assistance under the Clean Water Fund Program and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program; the confidentiality of pupil records provided to the Department of Public Instruction; financial assistance for criminal justice programs; authorizing political subdivisions to make residential energy efficiency improvement loans and impose special charges for the loans; definition of low-income household under energy and weatherization assistance programs; eligibility and notice changes for state continuation of coverage for health insurance; changes to enterprise zone jobs credits; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; granting rule-making authority; and making an appropriation.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: health insurance coverage of treatment for autism spectrum disorders.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of colorectal cancer screening and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: requiring that patients be informed of health care facility use charges and that the charges be identified.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain amounts relating to health savings accounts that may be deducted from, or are exempt from, federal income taxes.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of colorectal cancer screening and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: substitutions by pharmacists dispensing epilepsy drugs.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a grant for providing assistance to individuals to obtain and maintain health care benefits and making an appropriation.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
3 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism, and other drug abuse problems.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: health insurance coverage of nervous and mental disorders, alcoholism, and other drug abuse problems.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for certain amounts relating to health savings accounts that may be deducted from, or are exempt from, federal income taxes.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: exempting wellness programs from unfair trade or marketing practices.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: designation of a corporation to receive funding for electronic health information exchange, creation of a corporation, and making an appropriation.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: licensure and regulation of behavior analysts, insurance coverage of the services of behavior analysts for autism treatment, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring an insurer to make payment directly to a provider who provides the insurer with an assignment of benefits.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: requiring an insurer to make payment directly to a provider who provides the insurer with an assignment of benefits.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
15 %
2010
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
30 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 10 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 2 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
8 %
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
5 %
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 4 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
15 %
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 10 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 1 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
20 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 6 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
Total < 1%
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
20 %
Total 4 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
60 %
Total 13 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
10 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
2 %
2010
July - December
Total 2 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures