Elevance Health, and its affiliates dba Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance, Medicaid managed care

Lobbying Interests:
Legislation and regulations affecting the commercial health, life and dental insurance markets and legislation and regulation affecting Medicaid managed care.

CEO Name:
Gail Boudreaux

Contact
EP
Elisabeth Portz
10 East Doty St., Ste. 800
Madison, WI 53703
7039283977
elisabeth.portz@elevancehealth.com
https://www.elevancehealth.com/

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Elisabeth Portz Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/23/2022 Withdrawn On N/A
Eric J Petersen Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/23/2022 Withdrawn On N/A
Kyle Christianson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 2/14/2023 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 62
Assembly Bill 62
Relating to: assignment of dental benefits under health insurance.

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 91

Other
Notification Date
5/1/2023
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
3/20/2023
First Communication Date
3/14/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 114
Assembly Bill 114
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/1/2023
First Communication Date
4/17/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 117
Assembly Bill 117
Relating to: coverage of breast cancer screenings by the Medical Assistance program and health insurance policies and plans. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Undisclosed
Notification Date
5/1/2023
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 154
Assembly Bill 154
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
4/12/2023
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
5/31/2023
First Communication Date
5/25/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
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
10/10/2023
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
7/31/2023
First Communication Date
7/27/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 437
Assembly Bill 437
Relating to: various changes to insurance laws and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/26/2023
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 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
10/19/2023
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 668
Assembly Bill 668
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/20/2023
First Communication Date
11/14/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Assembly Bill 773
Assembly Bill 773
Relating to: regulation of pharmacy benefit managers, fiduciary and disclosure requirements on pharmacy benefit managers, and application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/11/2023
First Communication Date
12/11/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 63
Senate Bill 63
Relating to: assignment of dental benefits under health insurance.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/15/2023
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
3/8/2023
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 110
Senate Bill 110
Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/8/2023
First Communication Date
3/1/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 121
Senate Bill 121
Relating to: coverage of breast cancer screenings by the Medical Assistance program and health insurance policies and plans. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Undisclosed
Notification Date
3/22/2023
First Communication Date
3/15/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Comments
We are concerned about the bill as introduced, especially Sections 15 and 17.
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
4/4/2023
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
5/17/2023
First Communication Date
5/16/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
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
10/10/2023
First Communication Date
10/10/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
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
7/13/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 432
Senate Bill 432
Relating to: various changes to insurance laws and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/26/2023
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.
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
10/3/2023
First Communication Date
10/2/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 689
Senate Bill 689
Relating to: licensure of dental therapists; extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2023 Wisconsin Act 87

For
Notification Date
11/20/2023
First Communication Date
11/16/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.
Senate Bill 737
Senate Bill 737
Relating to: regulation of pharmacy benefit managers, fiduciary and disclosure requirements on pharmacy benefit managers, and application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/4/2023
First Communication Date
12/1/2023
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
2/22/2023
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.

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

Notification Date
2/22/2023
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.

Health Services: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services; Facilities
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Services; Facilities

Notification Date
2/22/2023
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.

Health Services: Quality Assurance Services Planning, Regulation and Delivery
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Quality Assurance Services Planning, Regulation and Delivery

Notification Date
2/22/2023
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/22/2023
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: State Life Insurance Fund
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: State Life Insurance Fund

Notification Date
2/22/2023
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: Supervision of the Insurance Industry
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: Supervision of the Insurance Industry

Notification Date
2/22/2023
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
2/22/2023
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

Governor's Appointment of Kirsten Johnson as Secretary of the Department of Health Services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Governor's Appointment of Kirsten Johnson as Secretary of the Department of Health Services

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/26/2023
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.

Comments
Elevance supports the appointment of Kirsten Johnson of Milwaukee to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health Services for the term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.

Governor's Appointment of Nathan Houdek as Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Governor's Appointment of Nathan Houdek as Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/27/2023
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.

Comments
Elevance supports this appointment.

Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/6/2023
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.

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
1/6/2023
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.

Privacy and Data
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Privacy and Data

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Employee Trust Fund/Group Insurance Board
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Employee Trust Fund/Group Insurance Board

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Issues related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Medicaid, including the delivery of Medicaid services by telehealth
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medicaid, including the delivery of Medicaid services by telehealth

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Issues
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Pharmacy Benefit Manager Issues

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Surprise Billing/Out of Network Billing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Surprise Billing/Out of Network Billing

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/22/2022
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2023
January - June
2023
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2023
January - June
$63,695.69
2023
July - December
$58,537.73
Total $122,233.42
Total Hours Communicating 2023
January - June
85.00
2023
July - December
73.00
Total 158.00
Total Hours Other 2023
January - June
309.00
2023
July - December
211.75
Total 520.75

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
7%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
Relating to: coverage of breast cancer screenings by the Medical Assistance program and health insurance policies and plans. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
7%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
Relating to: requiring direct reimbursement of emergency medical services under health insurance policies and plans.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
7%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
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
7%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
Relating to: coverage of breast cancer screenings by the Medical Assistance program and health insurance policies and plans. (FE)
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
7%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
Relating to: requiring direct reimbursement of emergency medical services under health insurance policies and plans.
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
7%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
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
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
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
10%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 4%
Relating to: regulation of pharmacy benefit managers, fiduciary and disclosure requirements on pharmacy benefit managers, and application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements. (FE)
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 6%
Relating to: regulation of pharmacy benefit managers, fiduciary and disclosure requirements on pharmacy benefit managers, and application of prescription drug payments to health insurance cost-sharing requirements. (FE)
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 6%

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
20%
2023
July - December
20%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 20%
2023
January - June
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total
2023
January - June
20%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 12%

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
18%
2023
July - December
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 10%

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
2023
July - December
30%
2024
January - June
2024
July - December
Total 13%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures