The Alliance

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
A not-for-profit cooperative of employers moving health care forward by controlling costs, improving quality, and engaging individuals in their health.

Lobbying Interests:
Health care, health insurance and employer sponsored health benefits.

CEO Name:
Cheryl DeMars
CEO

Contact
CD
Cheryl DeMars
PO Box 44365
Madison, WI 53744
(608) 210-6621
(608) 276-6626
cdemars@the-alliance.org
http://www.the-alliance.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 5
Assembly Bill 5
Relating to: facilitating and prioritizing COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/16/2021
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 7
Assembly Bill 7
Relating to: pharmacy benefit managers, prescription drug benefits, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/16/2021
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 17
Assembly Bill 17
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/16/2021
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 25
Assembly Bill 25
Relating to: prohibiting mandatory vaccination for employment.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/16/2021
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 184
Assembly Bill 184
Relating to: application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/28/2021
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 571
Assembly Bill 571
Relating to: allowing discounts for prompt payment of health care fees.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/12/2021
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 718
Assembly Bill 718
Relating to: prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/3/2021
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 3
Senate Bill 3
Relating to: pharmacy benefit managers, prescription drug benefits, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 9

Other
Notification Date
3/16/2021
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 11
Senate Bill 11
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 29

Other
Notification Date
3/16/2021
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 215
Senate Bill 215
Relating to: application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/28/2021
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 559
Senate Bill 559
Relating to: allowing discounts for prompt payment of health care fees.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/12/2021
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 753
Senate Bill 753
Relating to: prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/10/2022
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
2/23/2021
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
2/23/2021
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/23/2021
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

Ideas to address high pharmaceutical prices
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Ideas to address high pharmaceutical prices

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/23/2021
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.

Ideas to address the high prices paid for health care services by Wisconsin employers and families
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Ideas to address the high prices paid for health care services by Wisconsin employers and families

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/23/2021
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 financial support for the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) which makes it possible for employer plans and other stakeholders to access data needed to understand cost and quality of healthcare delivered in Wisconsin
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State financial support for the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) which makes it possible for employer plans and other stakeholders to access data needed to understand cost and quality of healthcare delivered in Wisconsin

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/23/2021
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.

Proposals to reform Wisconsin's Workers' Compensation Program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals to reform Wisconsin's Workers' Compensation Program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/23/2021
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.

Proposals to reform the Wisconsin's Workers' Compensation Program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposals to reform the Wisconsin's Workers' Compensation Program.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Workers Comp reform
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Workers Comp reform

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Support for WHIO and its ability to publicly report of health care cost and quality data
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for WHIO and its ability to publicly report of health care cost and quality data

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

LRBs 0800 and 1991, relating to fees for dental services. We oppose these proposals as detrimental to Wisconsin employers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRBs 0800 and 1991, relating to fees for dental services. We oppose these proposals as detrimental to Wisconsin employers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Proposed legislation that would interfere in contract negotiations between businesses and dentists by establishing a “floor” for negotiated rates for dental services and barring employees from discounted rates negotiated on their behalf.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposed legislation that would interfere in contract negotiations between businesses and dentists by establishing a “floor” for negotiated rates for dental services and barring employees from discounted rates negotiated on their behalf.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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's health plan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Self-funding of the State's health plan

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Any Willing Provider provisions
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Any Willing Provider provisions

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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.

Expansion of chiropractic health insurance mandates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Expansion of chiropractic health insurance mandates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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 benefits managers
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of pharmacy benefits managers

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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-2765/3 - relating to: review of proposed changes to public employee group health insurance programs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB-2765/3 - relating to: review of proposed changes to public employee group health insurance programs.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/18/2020
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

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$18,766.56
2021
July - December
$6,072.48
2022
January - June
$49,184.65
Total $74,023.69
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
27.75
2021
July - December
3.00
2022
January - June
27.25
Total 58.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
57.00
2021
July - December
36.75
2022
January - June
107.75
Total 201.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: allowing discounts for prompt payment of health care fees.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
6 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
13 %
2022
January - June
36 %
2022
July - December
Total 21 %
Relating to: prohibiting certain practices relating to insurance coverage of clinician-administered drugs.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
27 %
2022
January - June
40 %
2022
July - December
Total 25 %
Relating to: application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: allowing discounts for prompt payment of health care fees.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %

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

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
100 %
2021
July - December
6 %
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total 34 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
48 %
2022
January - June
20 %
2022
July - December
Total 18 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures