Alliance of Health Insurers, U.A.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Organized to represent health insurers and their members.

Lobbying Interests:
Legislative and regulatory matters affecting the sale and purchase of health insurance, the funding and operations of the Medical Assistance Program, and health and insurance policy.

CEO Name:
Mike Hamerlik
Executive Director

Contact
RL
Rebecca Larson
44 E. Mifflin Street, Suite 901
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 630-9293
RLarson@allianceofhealthinsurers.com
http://www.allianceofhealthinsurers.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Rebecca Larson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/17/2013 Withdrawn On 12/31/2014
James A Buchen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/17/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

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

For
Notification Date
12/10/2013
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.
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

For
Notification Date
12/10/2013
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 29
Assembly Bill 29
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/4/2013
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

None
Notification Date
4/25/2013
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
4/3/2013
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 216
Assembly Bill 216
Relating to: prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services and exempting religious employers, religious organizations, and religious institutions of higher education from contraceptive insurance coverage.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/25/2013
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
9/17/2013
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
10/7/2013
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 458
Assembly Bill 458
Relating to: mental health benefits and reimbursement for mental health services under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 130

None
Notification Date
10/30/2013
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 735
Assembly Bill 735
Relating to: own risk and solvency assessments, supervisory colleges, consolidated hearings for mergers of insurance companies, proxy voting by mutual policyholders, a presumption and exceptions with respect to the disclosure of insurance-related informati...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/10/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 808
Assembly Bill 808
Relating to: authorizing out-of-state risk retention groups to provide health care liability insurance. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/6/2014
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.
Senate Bill 22
Senate Bill 22
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/4/2013
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 73
Senate Bill 73
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

2013 Wisconsin Act 137

None
Notification Date
4/25/2013
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 202
Senate Bill 202
Relating to: prohibiting the group insurance board from contracting for or providing abortion services and exempting religious employers, religious organizations, and religious institutions of higher education from contraceptive insurance coverage.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
6/25/2013
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

Against
Notification Date
9/17/2013
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 496
Senate Bill 496
Relating to: prescriptions or orders for the use of diagnostic X-ray equipment by radiography examining board licensees and permit holders.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
3/6/2014
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.
Senate Bill 542
Senate Bill 542
Relating to: chiropractor registration to practice acupuncture, fee-splitting with a nonchiropractor acupuncturist, and granting the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/10/2014
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.
Senate Bill 582
Senate Bill 582
Relating to: own risk and solvency assessments, supervisory colleges, consolidated hearings for mergers of insurance companies, proxy voting by mutual policyholders, a presumption and exceptions with respect to the disclosure of insurance-related informati...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 279

For
Notification Date
2/10/2014
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.
Senate Bill 609
Senate Bill 609
Relating to: authorizing out-of-state risk retention groups to provide health care liability insurance. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/6/2014
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: General Agency Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: General Agency Provisions

Notification Date
5/13/2013
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.

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

Notification Date
5/13/2013
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
5/13/2013
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
5/13/2013
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: Other Health Programs & Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Other Health Programs & Departmentwide

Notification Date
5/13/2013
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
5/13/2013
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

Model Holding Company - ORSA
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Model Holding Company - ORSA

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/27/2014
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.

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
10/30/2013
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.

LRB's 0800 & 1991, Fees for Dental Services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB's 0800 & 1991, Fees for Dental Services

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/28/2013
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.

OCI - Biennial Budget, 2013 -2014
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
OCI - Biennial Budget, 2013 -2014

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/4/2013
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.

DHS Medicaid Funding - Biennial Budget, 2013 - 2014
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DHS Medicaid Funding - Biennial Budget, 2013 - 2014

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/4/2013
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.

DETF - State Biennial Budget, 2013 - 2014
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DETF - State Biennial Budget, 2013 - 2014

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/4/2013
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 Exchange
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health Insurance Exchange

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/28/2013
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.

Development and Implementation of DHS Long Term Care Initiatives including Virtual Pace Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development and Implementation of DHS Long Term Care Initiatives including Virtual Pace Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/28/2013
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, SSI and BadgerCare funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medicaid, SSI and BadgerCare funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/28/2013
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 benefit coverage mandates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Health benefit coverage mandates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/28/2013
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.

Agent Appointment Fees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Agent Appointment Fees

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/28/2013
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
$64,012.77
2013
July - December
$54,418.79
2014
January - June
$62,843.27
2014
July - December
$69,643.09
Total $250,917.91
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
96.50
2013
July - December
114.00
2014
January - June
65.00
2014
July - December
36.50
Total 312.00
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
274.00
2013
July - December
249.50
2014
January - June
269.00
2014
July - December
281.00
Total 1073.50

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
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: collateral source payments.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: fees for dental services.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: mental health benefits and reimbursement for mental health services under the Medical Assistance program. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
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
15 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
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
15 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: social and financial impact reports. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: own risk and solvency assessments, supervisory colleges, consolidated hearings for mergers of insurance companies, proxy voting by mutual policyholders, a presumption and exceptions with respect to the disclosure of insurance-related information, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: authorizing out-of-state risk retention groups to provide health care liability insurance. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
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)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: authorizing out-of-state risk retention groups to provide health care liability insurance. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: own risk and solvency assessments, supervisory colleges, consolidated hearings for mergers of insurance companies, proxy voting by mutual policyholders, a presumption and exceptions with respect to the disclosure of insurance-related information, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %

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
5 %
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
15 %
Total 7 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
5 %
Total 4 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
30 %
Total 13 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
20 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 5 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
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
5 %
Total 1 %

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
20 %
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
15 %
Total 13 %

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
10 %
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
30 %
Total 16 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures