WPS Health Insurance

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Insurance.

Lobbying Interests:
We may attempt to influence areas of state legislation and administration rules that affect the market conduct of health and life insurance business operations. Additional subject areas of interest to us not listed above, include, but are not limited to: commerce and business; financial institutions; human services; tort system; Worker's Compensation.

CEO Name:
Michael Hamerlik
Chief Legal and Governance Officer

Contact
DS
Daniel Schwandt
PO Box 8190
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 977-8003
(608) 977-9885
dan.schwandt@wpsic.com
http://www.wpsic.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Andrew Engel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/21/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Rebecca Hogan Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/21/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 6
Assembly Bill 6
Relating to: the waiting period for the employer's share of income continuation insurance premiums for certain teachers employed by the University of Wisconsin System (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Employee Trust Funds).

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/21/2017
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 69
Assembly Bill 69
Relating to: access to investigational drugs, devices, and biological products and limitations on liability related to their use.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/15/2017
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 125
Assembly Bill 125
Relating to: prescription order extensions for when a refill authorization cannot be obtained.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 19

None
Notification Date
3/13/2017
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 365
Assembly Bill 365
Relating to: prohibiting lifetime and annual limits under health insurance policies and plans. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/5/2017
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 410
Assembly Bill 410
Relating to: social and financial impact reports on health insurance mandates.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/5/2017
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 422
Assembly Bill 422
Relating to: creating the Hire Heroes program to provide transitional jobs to veterans, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 195

For
Notification Date
7/10/2017
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 620
Assembly Bill 620
Relating to: prescription drug cost reporting by manufacturers and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/17/2017
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 621
Assembly Bill 621
Relating to: registration of pharmacy benefit managers, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/17/2017
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 622
Assembly Bill 622
Relating to: prohibiting elimination of covered prescription drugs or devices during a contract year for certain health care plans.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/17/2017
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 772
Assembly Bill 772
Relating to: exempting from the state family and medical leave law an employer that is covered under the federal family and medical leave law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/28/2017
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 920
Assembly Bill 920
Relating to: employer groups for self-funded health care coverage.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2018
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 84
Senate Bill 84
Relating to: access to investigational drugs, devices, and biological products and limitations on liability related to their use.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 165

None
Notification Date
3/3/2017
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 319
Senate Bill 319
Relating to: social and financial impact reports on health insurance mandates.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 239

For
Notification Date
7/5/2017
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 338
Senate Bill 338
Relating to: creating the Hire Heroes program to provide transitional jobs to veterans and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/25/2018
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 490
Senate Bill 490
Relating to: exempting from the state family and medical leave law an employer that is covered under the federal family and medical leave law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/28/2017
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 530
Senate Bill 530
Relating to: prohibiting elimination of covered prescription drugs or devices during a contract year for certain health care plans.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/17/2017
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 531
Senate Bill 531
Relating to: prescription drug cost reporting by manufacturers and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/17/2017
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 532
Senate Bill 532
Relating to: registration of pharmacy benefit managers, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/17/2017
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 806
Senate Bill 806
Relating to: employer groups for self-funded health care coverage.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2018
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

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

Notification Date
3/28/2017
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: Care and Treatment Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Care and Treatment Services

Notification Date
3/28/2017
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/28/2017
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: Medicaid Services Administration
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medicaid Services Administration

Notification Date
3/28/2017
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: Mental Health, Public Health, and Other Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Mental Health, Public Health, and Other Programs

Notification Date
3/28/2017
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
3/28/2017
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
1/26/2017
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
1/26/2017
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
12/21/2016
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.

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
12/21/2016
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.

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
12/21/2016
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.

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
12/21/2016
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$34,870.24
2017
July - December
$34,818.00
2018
January - June
$34,668.00
2018
July - December
$34,668.00
Total $139,024.24
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
8.25
2017
July - December
4.25
2018
January - June
7.00
2018
July - December
1.25
Total 20.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
100.75
2017
July - December
94.75
2018
January - June
80.50
2018
July - December
70.00
Total 346.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: prescription order extensions for when a refill authorization cannot be obtained.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: access to investigational drugs, devices, and biological products and limitations on liability related to their use.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: social and financial impact reports on health insurance mandates.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: social and financial impact reports on health insurance mandates.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating the Hire Heroes program to provide transitional jobs to veterans, granting rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
7 %
2018
January - June
3 %
2018
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: creating the Hire Heroes program to provide transitional jobs to veterans and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2 %
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: registration of pharmacy benefit managers, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: employer groups for self-funded health care coverage.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: employer groups for self-funded health care coverage.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 6 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 1 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
30 %
Total 14 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
10 %
Total 7 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
50 %
2017
July - December
50 %
2018
January - June
40 %
2018
July - December
60 %
Total 50 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures