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
RJP
Randall J. Pirlot
10 East Doty Street Suite 500
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 258-9506
pirlot@hamilton-consulting.com
http://www.allianceofhealthinsurers.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Rebecca Hogan Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/22/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Randall J Pirlot Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/22/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Joe K Leibham Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/9/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

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
5/15/2015
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.
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

None
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.
Assembly Bill 408
Assembly Bill 408
Relating to: behavioral health care coordination pilot projects, psychiatric consultation reimbursement pilot project, access to information on availability of inpatient psychiatric beds, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/21/2015
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 501
Assembly Bill 501
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/16/2015
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 539
Assembly Bill 539
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/30/2015
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
20151210_AHI Opposition to Assembly Bill 539.docx

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
11/27/2015
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.
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

None
Notification Date
11/27/2015
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.
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.
Assembly Bill 856
Assembly Bill 856
Relating to: long-term care districts and care management organizations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/8/2016
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.
Assembly Bill 866
Assembly Bill 866
Relating to: prescription refills.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 291

Other
Notification Date
2/9/2016
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.
Comments
Provided that AB 866 is amended by ASA 1 to AB 866, AHI is neutral on the legislation.
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
5/15/2015
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.
Senate Bill 287
Senate Bill 287
Relating to: various miscellaneous changes to the insurance statutes and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 90

Other
Notification Date
10/5/2015
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 293
Senate Bill 293
Relating to: behavioral health care coordination pilot projects, psychiatric consultation reimbursement pilot project, access to information on availability of inpatient psychiatric beds, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 153

None
Notification Date
10/21/2015
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

None
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.
Senate Bill 405
Senate Bill 405
Relating to: collateral source payments.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/14/2015
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
20151214_AHI Opposition to Senate Bill 405.docx

Senate Bill 413
Senate Bill 413
Relating to: social and financial impact reports. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/4/2015
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.
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
1/29/2016
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
2/9/2016
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 709
Senate Bill 709
Relating to: prescription refills.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/10/2016
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.
Comments
Provided that SB 709 is amended by SSA 1 to SB 709, AHI is neutral on the legislation.

Budget Bill Subjects

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/2/2015
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.

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

Notification Date
3/2/2015
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.

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

Notification Date
3/2/2015
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.

Health Services: Medical Assistance - General
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - General

Notification Date
3/2/2015
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.

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
3/2/2015
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.

Health Services: Public Health and Other Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Public Health and Other Programs

Notification Date
3/2/2015
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.

Insurance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance

Notification Date
3/2/2015
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Telemedicine
Agency Name
Medical Examining Board (Med)

Subject
Telemedicine

SS 100_15
None
Notification Date
10/15/2015
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Telemedicine
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Telemedicine

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/31/2015
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.

Technical and minor substantive statutory and policy changes under consideration by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Technical and minor substantive statutory and policy changes under consideration by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/4/2015
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.

Matters relating to insurance coverage of medical treatments, diagnostic technologies, pharmaceuticals and related issues.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters relating to insurance coverage of medical treatments, diagnostic technologies, pharmaceuticals and related issues.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/4/2015
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.

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
1/14/2015
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.

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
1/14/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$48,152.80
2015
July - December
$71,303.36
2016
January - June
$82,971.27
2016
July - December
$76,567.85
Total $278,995.28
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
95.75
2015
July - December
58.75
2016
January - June
59.35
2016
July - December
32.75
Total 246.60
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
144.25
2015
July - December
203.75
2016
January - June
296.75
2016
July - December
378.50
Total 1023.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: information to be provided by insurers about health care plans offered on the American health benefit exchange.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
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
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the authority of physical therapists to order X-rays and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: information to be provided by insurers about health care plans offered on the American health benefit exchange.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: various miscellaneous changes to the insurance statutes and granting rule-making authority.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
6 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: social and financial impact reports. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
7 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: social and financial impact reports. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: collateral source payments.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: collateral source payments.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: long-term care districts and care management organizations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: nondiscriminatory insurance coverage of chiropractic services, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: prescription refills.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3 %
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: prescription refills.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5 %
2016
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: nondiscriminatory insurance coverage of chiropractic services, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
7 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
30 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
12 %
2016
July - December
Total 9 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
61 %
2015
July - December
4 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 12 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
8 %
2016
January - June
6 %
2016
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %

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
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
18 %
2016
January - June
16 %
2016
July - December
40 %
Total 21 %

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
2015
July - December
6 %
2016
January - June
1 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %

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
2015
July - December
30 %
2016
January - June
34 %
2016
July - December
55 %
Total 34 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures