Press Release, March 13, 2018, Public Hearing Notice (La Crosse, WI): OCI 1332 Draft Waiver for State Innovation Application

Last Updated: March 13, 2018

For more information contact: Elizabeth Hizmi, Public Information Officer
(608) 267-9460 or elizabeth.hizmi@wisconsin.gov

Public Hearing Notice (La Crosse, WI):
OCI 1332 Draft Waiver for State Innovation Application

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) has developed a 1332 Draft Waiver for State Innovation Application under the Affordable Care Act pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 138 allowing Wisconsin to leverage federal funding for the operation of a state based reinsurance plan. A 1332 Waiver permits states to pursue innovative strategies to ensure residents have access to affordable health insurance options. OCI has opened the 30-day public comment period for the 1332 Draft Waiver Application, which is attached to this release.  

OCI will hold a public hearing tomorrow in La Crosse.

WHAT:           Public Hearing: OCI 1332 Draft Waiver for State Innovation Application

WHEN:           Wednesday, March 14, 2018
                     Public hearing begins: 4:00PM

WHERE:         Gundersen Health System – Onalaska Clinic 
                     3rd Floor, Room 3K-Rheumotology
                     3111 Gundersen Drive
                     Onalaska, WI 54650

NOTE:            Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend.

Public Hearing Information – Attachments  

OCI Public Hearing Presentation: Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan  

OCI 1332 Draft Waiver Application

The public comment period will be open from March 13 – April 14, 2018. Comments may be submitted in writing or in person at a public hearing.

Written comments on the OCI 1332 Draft Waiver Application may be submitted via e-mail at:

OCI1332WaiverComments@wisconsin.gov

or mail at:

ATTN: JP Wieske, Deputy Commissioner
Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
PO Box 7873
Madison, WI 53707-7873

Later this week, OCI will also conduct public hearings in the following locations: Chippewa Falls, Marshfield, Wausau, and Green Bay. Hearings in Milwaukee and Madison will occur in the coming weeks. Additional details are forthcoming.


Created by the Legislature in 1870, Wisconsin's Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) was vested with broad powers to ensure the insurance industry responsibly and adequately met the insurance needs of Wisconsin citizens.  Today, OCI's mission is to lead the way in informing and protecting the public and responding to its insurance needs.