2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
May 25, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Erpenbach, Johnson, Shilling, L. Taylor,
Carpenter, Ringhand, Larson, Risser, Hansen, Wirch, Miller and Bewley,
cosponsored by Representatives
Riemer, Kolste, C. Taylor, Anderson,
Barca, Berceau, Billings, Bowen, Brostoff, Considine, Crowley, Doyle,
Fields, Genrich, Goyke, Hebl, Hesselbein, Hintz, Mason, Meyers, Ohnstad,
Pope, Sargent, Shankland, Sinicki, Spreitzer, Stuck, Subeck, Vruwink,
Wachs, Young, Zamarripa, Zepnick and Kessler. Referred to Committee on
Insurance, Housing and Trade.
1An Act to amend
40.51 (8m), 66.0137 (4), 120.13 (2) (g), 632.895 (8) (d), 632.895 2
(14) (a) 1. i. and j., 632.895 (14) (b), 632.895 (14) (c), 632.895 (14) (d) 3., 632.895 3
(16m) (b), 632.895 (17) (b) 2. and 632.895 (17) (c); and to create
632.895 (13m) and 632.895 (14) (a) 1. k. to o. of the statutes; relating to:
5requiring coverage and prohibiting cost sharing for preventive services under
6health insurance policies and plans.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires health insurance policies, known in the bill as disability
insurance policies, and governmental self-insured health plans to cover certain
preventive services and to provide coverage without subjecting that coverage to
deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance. The preventive services for which coverage
is required are specified in the bill. The bill also specifies certain instances when
cost-sharing amounts may be charged for an office visit associated with a preventive
This proposal may contain a health insurance mandate requiring a social and
financial impact report under s. 601.423, stats.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
40.51 (8m) of the statutes is amended to read:
Every health care coverage plan offered by the group insurance 3
board under sub. (7) shall comply with ss. 631.95, 632.746 (1) to (8) and (10), 632.747, 4
632.748, 632.798, 632.83, 632.835, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.867, 632.885, 5
632.89, and 632.895 (11) (8) and (10)
66.0137 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.0137 (4) Self-insured health plans.
If a city, including a 1st class city, or 8
a village provides health care benefits under its home rule power, or if a town 9
provides health care benefits, to its officers and employees on a self-insured basis, 10
the self-insured plan shall comply with ss. 49.493 (3) (d), 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 11
632.746 (10) (a) 2. and (b) 2., 632.747 (3), 632.798, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.867, 12
632.87 (4), (5), and (6), 632.885, 632.89, 632.895 (9) (8)
to (17), 632.896, and 767.513 13
120.13 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
(g) Every self-insured plan under par. (b) shall comply with ss. 16
49.493 (3) (d), 631.89, 631.90, 631.93 (2), 632.746 (10) (a) 2. and (b) 2., 632.747 (3), 17
632.798, 632.85, 632.853, 632.855, 632.867, 632.87 (4), (5), and (6), 632.885, 632.89, 18
632.895 (9) (8)
to (17), 632.896, and 767.513 (4).
609.896 of the statutes is created to read:
20609.896 Preventive services.
Defined network plans and preferred provider 21
plans are subject to s. 632.895 (13m).
632.895 (8) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) Coverage is required under this subsection despite whether the 24
woman shows any symptoms of breast cancer. Except as provided in pars. (b), (c),
(e), coverage under this subsection may only be subject to exclusions and limitations,
including deductibles, copayments and
restrictions on excessive charges, that are 2
applied to other radiological examinations covered under the disability insurance 3
policy. Coverage under this subsection may not be subject to any deductibles,
4copayments, or coinsurance.
632.895 (13m) of the statutes is created to read:
632.895 (13m) Preventive services.
(a) In this section, “self-insured health 7
plan” has the meaning given in s. 632.85 (1) (c).
(b) Every disability insurance policy and every self-insured health plan shall 9
provide coverage for all of the following preventive services:
1. Mammography in accordance with sub. (8).
2. Genetic breast cancer screening and counseling and preventive medication 12
for adult women at high risk for breast cancer.
3. Papanicolaou test for cancer screening for women 21 years of age or older 14
with an intact cervix.
4. Human papillomavirus testing for women who have attained the age of 30 16
years but have not attained the age of 66 years.
5. Colorectal cancer screening in accordance with sub. (16m).
6. Annual tomography for lung cancer screening for adults who have attained 19
the age of 55 years but have not attained the age of 80 years and who have health 20
histories demonstrating a risk for lung cancer.
7. Skin cancer screening for individuals who have attained the age of 10 years 22
but have not attained the age of 22 years.
8. Counseling for skin cancer prevention for adults who have attained the age 24
of 18 years but have not attained the age of 25 years.
9. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening for men who have attained the age of 2
65 years but have not attained the age of 75 years and who have ever smoked.
10. Hypertension screening for adults and blood pressure testing for adults, for 4
children under the age of 3 years who are at high risk for hypertension, and for 5
children 3 years of age or older.
11. Lipid disorder screening for minors 2 years of age or older, high risk women 7
20 years of age or older, men age 20 years of age or older at high risk for lipid 8
disorders, and all men 35 years of age or older.
12. Aspirin therapy for cardiovascular health for adults who have attained the 10
age of 55 years but have not attained the age of 80 years and for men who have 11
attained the age of 45 years but have not attained the age of 55 years.
13. Behavioral counseling for cardiovascular health for adults who are 13
overweight or obese and who have risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
14. Type II diabetes screening for adults with elevated blood pressure.
15. Depression screening for minors 11 years of age or older and for adults when 16
follow-up supports are available.
16. Hepatitis B screening for minors at high risk for infection and adults at high 18
risk for infection.
17. Hepatitis C screening for adults at high risk for infection and one time 20
hepatitis C screening for adults born in 1945 to 1965.
18. Obesity screening and management for all minors and adults with a body 22
mass index indicating obesity, counseling and behavioral interventions for obese 23
minors who are 6 years of age or older, and referral for intervention for obesity for 24
adults with a body mass index of 30 kilograms per square meter or higher.
19. Osteoporosis screening for all women 65 years of age or older and for women 2
at high risk for osteoporosis under the age of 65 years.
20. Immunizations in accordance with sub. (14).
21. Anemia screening for individuals 6 months of age or older and iron 5
supplements for individuals at high risk for anemia and who have attained the age 6
of 6 months but have not attained the age of 12 months.
22. Fluoride varnish for prevention of tooth decay for minors at the age of 8
eruption of their primary teeth.
23. Fluoride supplements for prevention of tooth decay for minors 6 months of 10
age or older who do not have fluoride in their water source.
24. Gonorrhea prophylaxis treatment for newborns.
25. Health history and physical exams for prenatal visits and for minors.
26. Length and weight measurements for newborns and height and weight 14
measurements for minors.