Why Des Moines?


Besides being home to our LEED Platinum-certified headquarters building, the Des Moines metro is home to thousands of our employees. Des Moines is not only a great place to work, but a great place to live. The capital city offers affordable cost of living, a balance of work and life, and the right mix of the arts, recreation, music and volunteerism.


Working in Des Moines

The Greater Des Moines area offers plenty of events and activities and was recently named the #1 city in the U.S. for young professionals the #2 city for business and careers by Forbes Magazine and the Best City for Families by Kiplinger. Plus, a short commute to anywhere in the metro allows for the perfect balance of work and life.


Living in Des Moines

Affordable living makes your dream home attainable, whether it's a downtown loft or an acreage with plenty of space. Iowa is known for having outstanding schools and education. Forbes Magazine named Des Moines "America's Best Place to Raise a Family."


Diversity in Des Moines

Iowa was proud to be the second happiest state in the country, where you'll find an array of faiths, cultural celebrations and people who love giving back to their communities. We're also the second state in the nation for volunteer service!


Playing in Des Moines

The downtown area offers a host of restaurants in walking distance as well as plenty of green space to enjoy on sunny afternoons. Wellmark is situated across the street from the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, which features artwork by 21 of the world's most celebrated artists. Des Moines is also home to one of the premier outdoor art festivals in the nation and an outstanding Des Moines Art Center.


With a number of indoor and outdoor venues, there are plenty of concerts to enjoy any time of year. Plus, you can cheer on a number of local sports teams. For any outdoor enthusiasts, Des Moines offers plenty of biking and hiking trails, city parks, and nearby lakes.


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Wellmark also has offices Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Learn more.

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