Wisconsin Association of Health Plans

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Health maintenance organizations/health plans; health care issues/reform; health insurance; Medicaid & BadgerCare; state/local/school district health care covereage; and managed care issues.

Lobbying Interests:
The Wisconsin Association of Health Plans represents Wisconsin health maintenance organizations and health plans/insurers on state legislation and administrative rules related to health care, insurance, Medical Assistance, taxation and other issues that affect the health insurance industry. The Association opposes cost additive state mandates and supports a health care marketplace that fosters the delivery of quality, affordable health care to Wisconsin citizens.

CEO Name:
Nancy Wenzel
Chief Executive Officer

Contact
NJW
Nancy J. Wenzel
10 E Doty St, Ste 503
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-8599
(608) 255-8627
nancy@wihealthplans.org
http://wihealthplans.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Nancy Wenzel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/15/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Nathan Berken Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/15/2013 Withdrawn On 6/25/2013
Timothy Hoven Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/15/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Bryan Brooks Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/1/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Jeff M Fitzgerald Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 4/1/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Connie Schulze Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 10/8/2013 Withdrawn On 10/13/2014

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

December 2013 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
December 2013 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: delaying eligibility changes to BadgerCare Plus and BadgerCare Plus Core and delaying other changes to the Medical Assistance program; and extending coverage under, and the deadline for the dissolution of, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Pla...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 116

None
Notification Date
12/3/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
December 2013 Special Session Senate Bill 1
December 2013 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: delaying eligibility changes to BadgerCare Plus and BadgerCare Plus Core and delaying other changes to the Medical Assistance program; and extending coverage under, and the deadline for the dissolution of, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Pla...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
12/3/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 29
Assembly Bill 29
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/4/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 78
Assembly Bill 78
Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for workplace wellness programs, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 109
Assembly Bill 109
Relating to: fees for dental services.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 26

Other
Notification Date
4/1/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 238
Assembly Bill 238
Relating to: social and financial impact reports. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/10/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 373
Assembly Bill 373
Relating to: electronic delivery by property and casualty insurers of notices and documents.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 73

None
Notification Date
10/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 392
Assembly Bill 392
Relating to: copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for oral chemotherapy and injected or intravenous chemotherapy. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/4/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 22
Senate Bill 22
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 300
Senate Bill 300
Relating to: copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for oral chemotherapy and injected or intravenous chemotherapy. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 186

Other
Notification Date
10/4/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
Support concurrence in SB 300 as amended by the Assembly.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/18/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes

Notification Date
5/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Administration

Notification Date
3/18/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Benefits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance and Related Programs -- Benefits

Notification Date
3/18/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Insurance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance

Notification Date
3/18/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Merger of the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance with other state agencies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Merger of the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance with other state agencies

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/17/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Coverage of amino-acid-based elemental formulas.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Coverage of amino-acid-based elemental formulas.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/15/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

The adequacy of provider networks for health Insurance plans.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The adequacy of provider networks for health Insurance plans.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
6/17/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Coverage of acupuncture services provided by a Chiropractor
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Coverage of acupuncture services provided by a Chiropractor

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/22/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

self-funding of the State Health Plan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
self-funding of the State Health Plan

Action Intended To Affect
legislative matter

Notification Date
10/4/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Insurance Administrative Simplification
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health Insurance Administrative Simplification

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/4/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Gubernatorial appointments to the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan Authority Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Gubernatorial appointments to the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan Authority Board

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Insurance Mandate Transparency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health Insurance Mandate Transparency

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
5/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Oral Chemotherapy Mandate
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Oral Chemotherapy Mandate

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/6/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Medicaid Cost Savings Strategies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medicaid Cost Savings Strategies

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

2013-2015 Biennial Budget:DETF
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2013-2015 Biennial Budget:DETF

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

2013-2015 Biennial Budget: OCI
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2013-2015 Biennial Budget: OCI

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

2013-15 Biennial Budget: DHS Medicaid
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
2013-15 Biennial Budget: DHS Medicaid

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Modifications to the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Modifications to the Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Tax Credits for Workplace Wellness Programs
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax Credits for Workplace Wellness Programs

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Insurance Discounts for Dental Services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health Insurance Discounts for Dental Services

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

State Implementation of Federal Health Care Reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Implementation of Federal Health Care Reform

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Health Insurance Mandates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health Insurance Mandates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Medicaid Funding and Reimbursement
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medicaid Funding and Reimbursement

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/5/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$47,666.28
2013
July - December
$69,932.61
2014
January - June
$67,808.16
2014
July - December
$74,945.52
Total $260,352.58
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
45.75
2013
July - December
46.50
2014
January - June
30.75
2014
July - December
8.25
Total 131.25
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
231.50
2013
July - December
198.75
2014
January - June
164.50
2014
July - December
73.25
Total 668.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: collateral source payments.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
14 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: delaying eligibility changes to BadgerCare Plus and BadgerCare Plus Core and delaying other changes to the Medical Assistance program; and extending coverage under, and the deadline for the dissolution of, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
13 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance for oral chemotherapy and injected or intravenous chemotherapy. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
72 %
2014
July - December
Total 18 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
17 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
59 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
31 %
Total 24 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
38 %
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
62 %
2013
July - December
19 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
20 %
Total 32 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
7 %
2013
July - December
9 %
2014
January - June
8 %
2014
July - December
11 %
Total 8 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures