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INS-045: “Play or Pay”

“Play or Pay”: The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) recognizes the high rate at which Wisconsin employers provide insurance coverage for their employees, and the Society intends to build further on this positive record.

The Society remains flexible on the ultimate form and timing of play-or-pay and contends that any program be carefully designed in collaboration with partners.

The Society maintains that a play-or-pay system, as well as a standard insurance benefit package, may only be reasonably considered after other necessary system reforms are in place, including insurance market reforms and increased opportunities for participation in purchasing pools.

The Society believes that any program should ultimately include appropriate cost controls, premium subsidies and, where necessary, phase-in and exemptions for small and start-up businesses. (HOD, 0413)