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Fast Facts

 

Customers

  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    • Mutual insurance company owned by its policyholders
    • Covers nearly 1.8 million Iowans & more than 300,000 South Dakotans
  • Member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
    • National network that insures more than 100 million Americans

How Premium Dollars Are Spent

Place your cursor over the dollar bill to learn more about how your premium dollars are spent.

 

    

 

Wellmark does not attempt to use future premiums to make up for past losses. Premium increases are used to match revenue with the expenses we expect in the future.

 

Ratings (2011)

Wellmark is veiwed positively by the nation's leading financial rating agencies:

  • Wellmark, Inc., Wellmark of South Dakota, Inc., and Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc., are all rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company - view the report PDF (544KB)
  • Wellmark, Inc., has a financial security rating of "A+" (Strong) from Standard and Poor's

Locations

 IowaSouth Dakota

Headquarters

1331 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2901

1601 W. Madison
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Other State Locations

Cedar Rapids

 

 

Employees

 IowaSouth DakotaTotal 

Employees

1,707

171

1,878

 

Wellmark Companies and Affiliates

Iowa and South Dakota:

  • Wellmark, Inc., doing business as Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. 
  • Wellmark of South Dakota, Inc., doing business as Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota. 
  • Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc.
  • The Wellmark Foundation, a private foundation that supports health improvement initiatives in Iowa and South Dakota.
  • Wellmark also provides third-party administration and insurance services through subsidiaries located in Iowa and South Dakota.

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