76.67 (2) If any domestic insurer is licensed to transact insurance business in another state, this state may not require similar insurers domiciled in that other state to pay taxes greater in the aggregate than the aggregate amount of taxes that a domestic insurer is required to pay to that other state for the same year less the credit
credits under s. ss. 76.635 and 76.655, except that the amount imposed shall not be less than the total of the amounts due under ss. 76.65 (2) and 601.93 and, if the insurer is subject to s. 76.60, 0.375% of its gross premiums, as calculated under s. 76.62, less offsets allowed under s. 646.51 (7) or under s. ss. 76.635 and 76.655 against that total, and except that the amount imposed shall not be less than the amount due under s. 601.93.
77.54 (9a) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
77.54 (9a) (a) This state or any agency thereof, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority, and the Fox River Navigational System Authority.
77.92 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
"Net business income," with respect to a partnership, means taxable income as calculated under section 703
of the Internal Revenue Code; plus the items of income and gain under section 702
of the Internal Revenue Code, including taxable state and municipal bond interest and excluding nontaxable interest income or dividend income from federal government obligations; minus the items of loss and deduction under section 702
of the Internal Revenue Code, except items that are not deductible under s. 71.21; plus guaranteed payments to partners under section 707
(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; plus the credits claimed under s. 71.07 (2dd), (2de), (2di), (2dj), (2dL), (2dm), (2dr), (2ds), (2dx), (3g), (3s), (3n), (3t), and
(5b), and (5g)
; and plus or minus, as appropriate, transitional adjustments, depreciation differences, and basis differences under s. 71.05 (13), (15), (16), (17), and (19); but excluding income, gain, loss, and deductions from farming. "Net business income," with respect to a natural person, estate, or trust, means profit from a trade or business for federal income tax purposes and includes net income derived as an employee as defined in section 3121
(d) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
101.055 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.055 (2) (a) "Agency" means an office, department, independent agency, authority, institution, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law, and includes the legislature and the courts, but excludes the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority.
101.177 (1) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
101.177 (1) (d) "State agency" means any office, department, agency, institution of higher education, association, society, or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law which , that is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, and the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority, but excluding the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority.
Chapter 149 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
Mandatory health insurance
risk-sharing plan Plans
Subchapter I (title) of chapter 149 [precedes 149.10] of the statutes is created to read:
149.10 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.10 Definitions. (intro.) In this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
149.10 (1) of the statutes is created to read:
149.10 (1) "Authority" means the Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan Authority.
149.10 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.10 (2) "Board" means the board of governors established under s. 149.15 directors of the authority.
149.10 (2j) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
149.10 (2j) (a) 3. Part A or, part B, or part D of title XVIII of the federal Social Security Act.
149.10 (2m) of the statutes is repealed.
149.10 (2t) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.10 (2t) (c) The individual does not have creditable coverage and is not eligible for coverage under a group health plan, part A or, part B
, or part D of title XVIII of the federal Social Security Act or a state plan under title XIX of the federal Social Security Act or any successor program.
149.10 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.10 (3) "Eligible person" means a resident
of this state who qualifies under s. 149.12 whether or not the person is legally responsible for the payment of medical expenses incurred on the person's behalf.
149.10 (3e) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.10 (3e) "Fund" means the health insurance risk-sharing plan Health Insurance Risk-Sharing Plan fund under s. 149.11 (2).
149.10 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
"Medicare" means coverage under both
part A and,
part B, and part D
of Title XVIII of the federal social security act, 42 USC 1395
et seq., as amended.
149.10 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.10 (8) "Plan" means the health care insurance plan established and administered under subchapter II of this chapter.
149.10 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.10 (9) "Resident" means a person who has been legally domiciled in this state for a period of at least 30 days 3 months or, with respect to an eligible individual, an individual who resides in this state. For purposes of this chapter, legal domicile is established by living in this state and obtaining a Wisconsin motor vehicle operator's license, registering to vote in Wisconsin, or filing a Wisconsin income tax return. A child is legally domiciled in this state if the child lives in this state and if at least one of the child's parents or the child's guardian is legally domiciled in this state. A person with a developmental disability or another disability which that prevents the person from obtaining a Wisconsin motor vehicle operator's license, registering to vote in Wisconsin, or filing a Wisconsin income tax return, is legally domiciled in this state by living in this state.
149.10 (10) of the statutes is repealed.
149.105 of the statutes is created to read:
149.105 Immunity. No cause of action of any nature may arise against, and no liability may be imposed upon, the authority, plan, or board; or any agent, employee, or director of any of them; or participating insurers; or the commissioner; or any of the commissioner's agents, employees, or representatives, for any act or omission by any of them in the performance of their powers and duties under this chapter, unless the person asserting liability proves that the act or omission constitutes willful misconduct.
Subchapter II (title) of chapter 149 [precedes 149.11] of the statutes is created to read:
Health insurance risk-sharing
149.11 of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
149.11 Administration of plan. (1) Authority. The authority shall be responsible for the operation of the plan and, subject to ss. 149.43 (2) and 149.47, may enter into contracts for the plan's administration.
(2) Fund. (a) The authority shall pay the operating and administrative expenses of the plan from the fund, which shall be outside the state treasury and which shall consist of all of the following:
3. Federal moneys paid to the authority under s. 20.145 (5) (m).
4. The moneys transferred under 2005 Wisconsin Act .... (this act), section 166 (1).
5. The earnings resulting from investments under par. (b).
6. Any other moneys received by the authority from time to time.
(b) The authority controls the assets of the fund and shall select regulated financial institutions in this state that receive deposits in which to establish and maintain accounts for assets needed on a current basis. If practicable, the accounts shall earn interest.
(c) Moneys in the fund may be expended only for the purposes specified in par. (a).
149.115 of the statutes is amended to read:
149.115 Rules relating to creditable coverage.
The commissioner, in consultation with the department,
shall promulgate rules that specify how creditable coverage is to be aggregated for purposes of s. 149.10 (2t) (a) and that determine the creditable coverage to which s. 149.10 (2t) (b) and (d) applies. The rules shall comply with section 2701 (c) of P.L. 104-191
149.12 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(intro.) Except as provided in subs. (1m) and,
(2), and (3)
, the board or plan administrator
shall certify as eligible a person who is covered by medicare Medicare
because he or she is disabled under 42 USC 423
, a person who submits evidence that he or she has tested positive for the presence of HIV, antigen or nonantigenic products of HIV,
or an antibody to HIV, a person who is an eligible individual, and any person who receives and submits any of the following based wholly or partially on medical underwriting considerations within 9 months prior to making application for coverage by the plan:
149.12 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.12 (1) (a) A notice of rejection of coverage from one 2 or more insurers.
149.12 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.12 (1m) The board or plan administrator authority may not certify a person as eligible under circumstances requiring notice under sub. (1) (a) to (d) if the required notices were issued by an insurance intermediary who is not acting as an administrator, as defined in s. 633.01.
149.12 (2) (f) of the statutes is renumbered 149.12 (2) (f) 1. and amended to read:
149.12 (2) (f) 1. No Except as provided in subd. 2., no person who is eligible for medical assistance is eligible for coverage under the plan.
149.12 (2) (f) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
149.12 (2) (f) 2. Subdivision 1. does not apply to a person who is otherwise eligible for coverage under the plan and who is eligible for only any of the following types of medical assistance:
a. Family planning services under s. 49.45 (24r).
b. Care and services for the treatment of an emergency medical condition under 42 USC 1396b
(v), as provided in s. 49.45 (27).
c. Medical assistance under s. 49.46 (1) (a) 15.
d. Ambulatory prenatal care under s. 49.465.
e. Medicare premium, coinsurance, and deductible payments under s. 49.46 (2) (c) 2. or 3., 49.468 (1) (b) or (c), or 49.47 (6) (a) 6. b. or c.
f. Medicare premium payments under s. 49.46 (2) (cm), 49.468 (1m) or (2), or 49.47 (6) (a) 6m.
149.12 (2) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
149.12 (2) (g) A person is not eligible for coverage under the plan if the person is eligible for any of the following:
1. Services under s. 46.27 (11), 46.275, 46.277, or 46.278.
2. Medical assistance provided as part of a family care benefit, as defined in s. 46.2805 (4).
3. Services provided under a waiver requested under 2001 Wisconsin Act 16
, section 9123 (16rs)
, or 2003 Wisconsin Act 33
, section 9124 (8c)
4. Services provided under the program of all-inclusive care for persons aged 55 or older authorized under 42 USC 1396u-4
5. Services provided under the demonstration program under a federal waiver authorized under 42 USC 1315
6. Health care coverage under the Badger Care health care program under s. 49.665.
149.12 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.12 (3) (a) Except as provided in pars. (b) to (c) and (bm), no person is eligible for coverage under the plan for whom a premium, deductible, or coinsurance amount is paid or reimbursed by a federal, state, county, or municipal government or agency as of the first day of any term for which a premium amount is paid or reimbursed and as of the day after the last day of any term during which a deductible or coinsurance amount is paid or reimbursed.
149.12 (3) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
149.12 (4) and (5) of the statutes are created to read:
149.12 (4) Subject to subs. (1m), (2), and (3), the authority may establish criteria that would enable additional persons to be eligible for coverage under the plan. The authority shall ensure that any expansion of eligibility is consistent with the purpose of the plan to provide health care coverage for those who are unable to obtain health insurance in the private market and does not endanger the solvency of the plan.
(5) The authority shall establish policies for determining and verifying the continued eligibility of an eligible person.
149.13 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.13 (1) Every insurer shall participate in the cost of administering the plan, except the commissioner may by rule exempt as a class those insurers whose share as determined under sub. (2) would be so minimal as to not exceed the estimated cost of levying the assessment. The commissioner shall advise the department authority of the insurers participating in the cost of administering the plan.
149.13 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.13 (3) (a) Each insurer's proportion of participation under sub. (2) shall be determined annually by the commissioner based on annual statements and other reports filed by the insurer with the commissioner. The commissioner shall assess an insurer for the insurer's proportion of participation based on the total assessments estimated by the department under s. 149.143 (2) (a) 3. authority.
149.13 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
149.13 (3) (b) If the department
authority or the commissioner finds that the commissioner's authority to require insurers to report under chs. 600 to 646 and 655 is not adequate to permit the department, the commissioner or the board authority to carry out the department's, commissioner's or board's authority's responsibilities under this chapter subchapter, the commissioner shall promulgate rules requiring insurers to report the information necessary for the department, commissioner and board authority to make the determinations required under this chapter subchapter.
149.13 (4) of the statutes is amended to read: