Clerk of the House of Representatives
Legislative Resource Center
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Washington, DC 20515
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Office of Public Records
232 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
http://www.senate.gov/lobby

LOBBYING REGISTRATION

Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 4)

Check One: New Registrant New Client for Existing Registrant Amendment

1. Effective Date of Registration
5/15/2015
2. House Identification
 31242
Senate Identification
 4675

REGISTRANT Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed Individual

3. Registrant Organization
Alliance to Fight the Forty
Address
1501 M STREET, N.W., Suite 600
Address2
City
WASHINGTON
State
DC
Zip
20005-1755
Country
USA

4. Principal place of business (if different than line 3)

City
State
Zip
Country
5. Contact name and telephone number International Number
Contact
​Mr. RALPH P. KASS
Telephone
​2022896700
E-mail
​rkass@abcstaff.org
6. General description of registrant’s business or activities
​Alliance of companies seeking repeal of the 40% excise tax on health plans

CLIENT A Lobbying Firm is required to file a separate registration for each client. Organizations employing in-house lobbyists should check the box labeled “Self” and proceed to line 10. Self

7. Client name
​Alliance to Fight the Forty
Address
​1501 M Street, NW, Suite 600
City
​Washington
State
​DE
Zip
​20005-1755
Country
​USA
8. Principal place of business (if different than line 7)
City
State
Zip
Country
9. General description of client’s business or activities
​Alliance of member companies lobbying for repeal of the 40% excise tax on health plans

LOBBYISTS

10. Name of each individual who has acted or is expected to act as a lobbyist for the client identified on line 7. If any person listed in this section has served as a “covered executive branch official” or “covered legislative branch official” within twenty years of first acting as a lobbyist for the client, state the executive and/or legislative position(s) in which the person served.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable)
First
Last
Suffix
​James ​Klein
​Kathryn ​Spangler
​Kathryn ​Wilber

LOBBYING ISSUES

11. General lobbying issue areas (Select all applicable codes).

​TAX

12. Specific lobbying issues (current and anticipated)

40% Excise tax ("Cadillac tax") on health plans


AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

13. Is there an entity other than the client that contributes more than $5,000 to the lobbying activities of the registrant in a quarterly period and either participates in and/or in whole or in major part supervises or controls the registrant’s lobbying activities?

No --> Go to line 14. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then proceed to line 14.

Internet Address:
​www.fightthe40.com
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​New York Life Insurance Company
​901 15th Street, NW, Suite 600
City
​Washington
​DC
​20005
​USA
State
Country
​National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
​4301 Wilson Boulevard
City
​Arlington
​VA
​222031867
​USA
State
Country
​Public Service Enterprise Group
​80 Park Plaza
City
​Newark
​NE
​07101
​USA
State
Country

FOREIGN ENTITIES

14. Is there any foreign entity

a) holds at least 20% equitable ownership in the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

b) directly or indirectly, in whole or in major part, plans, supervises, controls, directs, finances or subsidizes activities of the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

c) is an affiliate of the client or any organization identified on line 13 and has a direct interest in the outcome of the lobbying activity?

No --> Sign and date the registration. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then sign the registration.

Address Ownership
Name Street Principal place of business Amount of contribution
City State/Province Country
(city and state or country) for lobbying activities

City
State
Country
%
City
State
Country
%

Signature
Digitally Signed By: Ralph P. Kass
Date
7/10/2015 12:29:28 PM

ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​Financial Engines, Inc.
​1050 Enterprise Way, 3rd Floor
City
​Sunnyvale
​CA
​94089
​USA
State
Country
​The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers
​701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 750
City
​Washington
​DC
​200042661
​USA
State
Country
​Pfizer Inc.
​235 East 42nd Street
City
​New York
​NY
​10017
​USA
State
Country

ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
Street
City State/Province Country
City
State
Country
​ %
City
State
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​ %
City
State
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​ %

ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​California Schools VEBA
​8885 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 300
City
​San Diego
​CA
​92108
​USA
State
Country
​Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America
​20 F Street, NW Suite 610
City
​Washington
​DC
​20001
​USA
State
Country
​WorldatWork
​1100 13th Street, NW, Suite 800
City
​Washington
​DC
​20005
​USA
State
Country

ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
Street
City State/Province Country
City
State
Country
​ %
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State
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ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​UNITEHERE!
​1775 K Street, NW, Suite 620
City
​Washington
​DC
​20006
​USA
State
Country
​Willis North America, Inc.
​20 Century BLvd., Suite 101
City
​Nashville
​TN
​37214
​USA
State
Country
​National Association of Health Underwriters
​1212 New York Ave, NW Suite 1100
City
​Washington
​DC
​20005
​USA
State
Country

ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
Street
City State/Province Country
City
State
Country
​ %
City
State
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State
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ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
​1310 G Street, NW
City
​Washington
​DC
​200053004
​USA
State
Country
​Cigna Corporation
​1601 Chestnut Street
City
​Philadelphia
​PA
​191922141
​USA
State
Country
​Corporate Health Care Coalition
​1155 F Street, NW Suite 950
City
​Washington
​DC
​20004
​USA
State
Country

ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
Street
City State/Province Country
City
State
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State
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ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​Laborers International Union of N.A.
​905 16th Street, NW
City
​Washington
​DC
​20006
​USA
State
Country
​American Benefits Council
​1501 M Street, NW Suite 600
City
​Washington
​DC
​200051755
​USA
State
Country
City
State
Country

ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
Street
City State/Province Country
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