Wisconsin Association of Health Plans

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The Wisconsin Association of Health Plans represents Wisconsin's Community-Based Health Plans on state legislative and regulatory matters.

Lobbying Interests:
The Wisconsin Association of Health Plans represents Wisconsin's Community-Based Health Plans on issues relating to: health insurance legislation and regulation; health care access and cost; State Health Plan competition, benefits, choice and cost; Medical Assistance benefits, eligibility and funding; taxation; health care coverage mandates; and, any other matters relating to health insurance and health care. The Association works to preserve the advantages of a competitive health insurance marketplace.

CEO Name:
Nancy Wenzel
CEO

Contact
NJW
Nancy J Wenzel
10 East Doty Street, Suite 503
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-8599
nancy@wihealthplans.org
http://www.wihealthplans.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Jeff M Fitzgerald Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/14/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Bryan Brooks Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/14/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Nancy J Wenzel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/14/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Tim Lundquist Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/14/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 179
Assembly Bill 179
Relating to: access to investigational drugs, devices, and biological products and limitations on liability related to their use.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/25/2015
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 197
Assembly Bill 197
Relating to: information to be provided by insurers about health care plans offered on the American health benefit exchange.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/12/2015
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 394
Assembly Bill 394
Relating to: review of proposed changes to public employee group health insurance programs.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 119

For
Notification Date
10/14/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20151014_GA Circulation Memo - Leg Oversight of Group Health Program.pdf

Assembly Bill 453
Assembly Bill 453
Relating to: requiring the Family Care benefit and self-directed services option to be provided in Rock County. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 127

For
Notification Date
11/4/2015
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 539
Assembly Bill 539
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/2/2015
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 543
Assembly Bill 543
Relating to: social and financial impact reports. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 288

For
Notification Date
12/2/2015
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 549
Assembly Bill 549
Relating to: the authority of physical therapists to order X-rays and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 375

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
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 809
Assembly Bill 809
Relating to: nondiscriminatory insurance coverage of chiropractic services, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/27/2016
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 125
Senate Bill 125
Relating to: access to investigational drugs, devices, and biological products and limitations on liability related to their use.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/25/2015
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 138
Senate Bill 138
Relating to: information to be provided by insurers about health care plans offered on the American health benefit exchange.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/11/2015
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 312
Senate Bill 312
Relating to: review of proposed changes to public employee group health insurance programs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20151014_GA Circulation Memo - Leg Oversight of Group Health Program.pdf

Senate Bill 405
Senate Bill 405
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/17/2015
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 413
Senate Bill 413
Relating to: social and financial impact reports. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/17/2015
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 453
Senate Bill 453
Relating to: the authority of physical therapists to order X-rays and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/16/2015
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 650
Senate Bill 650
Relating to: nondiscriminatory insurance coverage of chiropractic services, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/28/2016
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 687
Senate Bill 687
Relating to: long-term care districts and care management organizations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 215

None
Notification Date
2/3/2016
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

Budget Management and Compensation Reserves
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Budget Management and Compensation Reserves

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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
2/26/2015
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 - Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - Administration

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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 - General
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - General

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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 - Long-Term Care Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - Long-Term Care Services

Notification Date
2/26/2015
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: Public Health and Other Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Public Health and Other Programs

Notification Date
5/11/2015
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
2/26/2015
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.

Wisconsin Technical College System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Technical College System

Notification Date
4/15/2015
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Telemedicine
Agency Name
Medical Examining Board (Med)

Subject
Telemedicine

SS 100_15
None
Notification Date
6/14/2016
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

Create primary spinal care practitioner as a licensed provider.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Create primary spinal care practitioner as a licensed provider.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/26/2016
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.

Statutory requirements relating to a 365 day supply of birth control
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Statutory requirements relating to a 365 day supply of birth control

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/15/2015
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.

Redesign of FamilyCare Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Redesign of FamilyCare Program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/25/2015
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.

Ins. 3.651(2), 3.70, 3.75(6), 5.45(1)(b), 6.52(5), (6) and Form B; Ins. 6.85 Appendix 1 and 2; Ins. Chapter 7 and note; Ins. 8.40, 8.42(4)(a) and (b) and (7)(c)1. and (13), 8.59, 8.60(1)(a), (d) and (e), 8.61(2) and (6), and other technical changes
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Ins. 3.651(2), 3.70, 3.75(6), 5.45(1)(b), 6.52(5), (6) and Form B; Ins. 6.85 Appendix 1 and 2; Ins. Chapter 7 and note; Ins. 8.40, 8.42(4)(a) and (b) and (7)(c)1. and (13), 8.59, 8.60(1)(a), (d) and (e), 8.61(2) and (6), and other technical changes

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
8/25/2015
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.

Legislative oversight of the state employee health plan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative oversight of the state employee health plan

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/25/2015
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.

regulation of pharmacy benefit managers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
regulation of pharmacy benefit managers

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/14/2015
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.

information to be provided by insurers about health care plans offered on the American health benefit exchange
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
information to be provided by insurers about health care plans offered on the American health benefit exchange

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/15/2015
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.

Opposition to the expansion of the current chiropractic health insurance mandate
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Opposition to the expansion of the current chiropractic health insurance mandate

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/27/2015
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 Health Plan cost containment strategies
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Health Plan cost containment strategies

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/12/2015
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
1/16/2015
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.

Provider Network Adequacy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Provider Network Adequacy

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/16/2015
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
1/16/2015
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
1/16/2015
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
1/16/2015
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

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$107,287.43
2015
July - December
$94,558.68
2016
January - June
$90,351.39
2016
July - December
$72,771.86
Total $364,969.36
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
86.25
2015
July - December
71.00
2016
January - June
62.50
2016
July - December
32.50
Total 252.25
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
558.75
2015
July - December
397.00
2016
January - June
333.50
2016
July - December
172.75
Total 1462.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: review of proposed changes to public employee group health insurance programs.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
22 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 8 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
26 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 10 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
21 %
2015
July - December
16 %
2016
January - June
58 %
2016
July - December
91 %
Total 37 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
23 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 6 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
28 %
2015
July - December
31 %
2016
January - June
40 %
2016
July - December
9 %
Total 29 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
3 %
2015
July - December
5 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures