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

Contact
FG
Frank Gumina
PO Box 8190
Madison, WI 53708
(414) 587-6533
frank.gumina@wpsic.com
http://www.wpsic.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 37
Assembly Bill 37
Relating to: expungement of records of certain crimes and discrimination based on expunged conviction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Undisclosed
Notification Date
4/14/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 91
Assembly Bill 91
Relating to: exempting veterans and members of the armed forces from admissions application fees at University of Wisconsin System schools and technical colleges. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 103
Assembly Bill 103
Relating to: application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/27/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 296
Assembly Bill 296
Relating to: requiring direct reimbursement of emergency medical services under health insurance policies and plans.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/30/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 311
Assembly Bill 311
Relating to: athletic training and coverage of the services of athletic trainers under health insurance policies and plans. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/20/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 367
Assembly Bill 367
Relating to: permitted electronic transmissions under employer-sponsored health insurance policies and plans.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/28/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 404
Assembly Bill 404
Relating to: open period to select medicare supplement policy.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/13/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 507
Assembly Bill 507
Relating to: prior authorization for coverage of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, chiropractic services, and other services under health plans.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/26/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 1044
Assembly Bill 1044
Relating to: cost-sharing cap on epinephrine auto-injectors under health insurance policies and plans.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/13/2024
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 38
Senate Bill 38
Relating to: expungement of records of certain crimes and discrimination based on expunged conviction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Undisclosed
Notification Date
4/14/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 94
Senate Bill 94
Relating to: exempting veterans and members of the armed forces from admissions application fees at University of Wisconsin System schools and technical colleges. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/14/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 100
Senate Bill 100
Relating to: application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/2/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
EXTREMELY Opposed.
Senate Bill 145
Senate Bill 145
Relating to: advanced practice registered nurses, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/5/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 258
Senate Bill 258
Relating to: creating a rural pharmacy practice grant program administered by the Higher Educational Aids Board, exempting from taxation amounts received from such a grant program, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/8/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 287
Senate Bill 287
Relating to: requiring direct reimbursement of emergency medical services under health insurance policies and plans.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/30/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 317
Senate Bill 317
Relating to: athletic training and coverage of the services of athletic trainers under health insurance policies and plans. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/20/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 362
Senate Bill 362
Relating to: permitted electronic transmissions under employer-sponsored health insurance policies and plans.

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 78

For
Notification Date
7/17/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 364
Senate Bill 364
Relating to: adopting federal tax law changes regarding contributions to a health savings account and telehealth services. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/17/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 412
Senate Bill 412
Relating to: open period to select medicare supplement policy.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/13/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 475
Senate Bill 475
Relating to: prior authorization for coverage of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, chiropractic services, and other services under health plans.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/16/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 935
Senate Bill 935
Relating to: cost-sharing cap on epinephrine auto-injectors under health insurance policies and plans.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/29/2024
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Insurance: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/23/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Insurance: Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan

Notification Date
2/23/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Appointment of the OCI Commissioner
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Appointment of the OCI Commissioner

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/30/2023
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

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
12/20/2022
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.

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
12/20/2022
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.

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
12/20/2022
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.

Policy as a result of COVID-10
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Policy as a result of COVID-10

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/20/2022
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.

Step therapy protocol
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Step therapy protocol

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/20/2022
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$0.00
2023
July - December
$34,668.00
Total $34,668.00
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
3.50
2023
July - December
4.25
Total 7.75
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
68.50
2023
July - December
70.75
Total 139.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
15%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%
Relating to: application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
15%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%
Relating to: permitted electronic transmissions under employer-sponsored health insurance policies and plans.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%
Relating to: permitted electronic transmissions under employer-sponsored health insurance policies and plans.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 5%
Relating to: prior authorization for coverage of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, chiropractic services, and other services under health plans.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
15%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 7%

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

2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
30%
2023
July - December
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 20%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
10%
2023
July - December
15%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 13%

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
30%
2023
July - December
40%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 35%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures