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2014

Wellmark announces option for its members to extend their current health insurance plans into 2016

April 16, 2014


Three Iowa Blue Zones Project Demonstration Communities Recognized For Enacting Pedestrian- and Bicycle-Friendly Street Policies

April 14, 2014


Two Wellmark board members receive honors

April 7, 2014


Grand Blue Mile celebrates fifth running, second USA championship

April 3, 2014


Wellmark named a top health insurance company for women by Professional Woman's magazine

March 20, 2014


Iowans interested in keeping their current health insurance plans are encouraged to contact the Iowa Insurance Division

March 13, 2014


Wellmark's reserves confirmed as "reasonable and prudent" following Iowa Insurance Division's review

February 26, 2014


Iowa Places in Top Ten of Gallup-Healthways® Well-Being Index State Rankings For Second Consecutive Year

February 24, 2014


Wellmark employees continue to give volunteer time, funds back to the community

January 31, 2014


Wellmark and The Iowa Clinic enter into Accountable Care Organization

January 24, 2014


Wellmark and McFarland Clinic enter into Accountable Care Organization

January 24, 2014


Cedar Falls Achieves Certified Blue Zones Community Status

January 22, 2014


Wellmark and Family Health Care of Siouxland enter into Accountable Care Organization

January 15, 2014


2013

John Forsyth elected Chairman, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Board of Directors

December 19, 2013


Wellmark recognizes 11 Iowa and South Dakota hospitals for quality in cardiac care

December 17, 2013


Consumers deserve to know all of their health insurance options

December 01, 2013


Spencer Named Iowa's First Certified Blue Zones Community

November 20, 2013


Wellmark provides free health care reform seminars for Iowa and South Dakota small businesses

October 14, 2013


Wellmark makes it simple to buy health insurance with launch of new online shopping tool

October 2, 2013


Wellmark announces technology improvements with mobile app honors and new WebMD platform

September 17, 2013


Wellmark Foundation announces 2013 "MATCH" grant program recipients in South Dakota

September 6, 2013


Wellmark Foundation announces 2013 "MATCH" grant program recipients in Iowa

September 6, 2013


Wellmark announces dates for interactive '3-Point Play' display during Iowa and Iowa State football home games

September 5, 2013


Wellmark launches new microsite and campaign to help consumers understand "What Matters" in health insurance

August 19, 2013


Wellmark named a 2013 Top Diversity Employer by the Black EOE Journal

July 24, 2013


Wellmark announces plans to consolidate self-funded business operations

July 10, 2013


Wellmark announces public health insurance exchange decision for Iowa

July 1, 2013


Wellmark announces public health insurance exchange decision for South Dakota

July 1, 2013


Wellmark offers stability of benefits and rates through 2014

June 18, 2013


Wellmark enhances mobile app to improve member access to benefits and assistance

June 14, 2013


Wellmark, Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids and UIHC create an Accountable Care Organization

May 21, 2013


Grand Blue Mile announces 2013 elite race results

April 24, 2013


Grand Blue Mile announces elite fields for 2013 USA Men's & Women’s 1 Mile Road Championships

April 12, 2013


Grand Blue Mile grows to include 2013-2014 USA Men's & Women's 1 Mile Road Championships

March 27, 2013


Healthier worksites: Wellmark teams with WebMD Health Services for wellness solutions

March 12, 2013


Wellmark and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-Iowa enter into Accountable Care Organization

March 7, 2013


Iowa moves into #9 spot in Gallup-Healthways® Well-Being Index 2012 rankings

February 28, 2013


Wellmark congratulates local hospitals on receiving Blue Distinction® Center designation for quality and efficiency

February 22, 2013


Blue Zones Project&trade Demonstration Sites Named

January 30, 2013


2012

Wellmark hosts Walnut Street School 5th grade health fair

December 6, 2012


Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare drug plan receives highest quality rating of 5 stars for 3rd consecutive year

November 12, 2012


Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Hy-Vee Grocery Stores partner to host Healthy Living Seminars

November 6, 2012


Wellmark Chief Information Officer Tim Peterson named to the State of Iowa Technical Advisory Council

October 31, 2012


Nine Small Iowa Communities Named Blue Zones ProjectTM Demonstration Sites and Twelve Large Iowa Communities Become Finalists for Selection

October 9, 2012


Twelve Iowa Communities Submit Applications to become Blue Zones Project&trade Demonstration Sites

August 30, 2012


GeoBlueSM products now available for groups with international travelers or expatriates

July 20, 2012


Wellmark and Iowa Public Radio announce winner of 80/35 Play In

July 2, 2012


Wellmark reacts to U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

June 28, 2012


Panther '3-point plays' redevelopment of Cedar Falls' Washington Park

June 22, 2012


Drake '3-point plays' will benefit Des Moines Parks and Recreation projects

June 22, 2012


Cyclone '3-point plays' supports new fitness equipment for Ames Community Center

June 22, 2012


Hawkeye '3-point plays' supports expansion of youth fitness program and new aquatics climbing wall

June 22, 2012


Coyotes '3-point plays' help fund new Vermillion skate park

June 22, 2012


Wellmark and Iowa Public Radio announce three 80/35 band finalists for 80/35 Play In

June 19, 2012


Wellmark and Genesis Health System enter into Accountable Care Organization

June 5, 2012


Wellmark and Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines enter into Accountable Care Organization

May 8, 2012


Four Iowa Communities Selected as First Blue Zones ProjectTM Demonstration Sites

May 4, 2012


Wellmark and Iowa Health System enter into Accountable Care Organization

April 26, 2012


Grand Blue Mile announces 2012 elite race results

April 24, 2012


3rd Annual Grand Blue Mile schedule of events set for April 23 - 24

April 19, 2012


Wellmark and Iowa Public Radio give Iowa bands a chance to play 80/35 Mainstage

April 9, 2012


Wellmark Foundation grant funds awarded to local organizations to promote healthy living

April 9, 2012


Small communities submit strong applications to Blue Zones Project&trade

April 4, 2012


Wellmark employees give volunteer time, funds back to the community

March 29, 2012


Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota Receives Prestigious Brand Excellence Award

March 15, 2012


Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa announces Blue Advantage®

March 12, 2012


Wellmark and Drake Relays continue commitment to improving health with third annual Grand Blue Mile

March 3, 2012


Iowa Ranks #16 in Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® 2011 Report

February 28, 2012


Wellmark announces new vice president and chief medical officer

February 23, 2012


Eleven Iowa Communities Closer to Becoming Blue Zones Project Demonstration Sites

February 10, 2012


Iowa Blue Zones Project to Announce Expanded Resources

February 9, 2012


Wellmark new mobile app makes it even easier for members to find doctors and hospitals while on the go

January 20, 2012


Fifty-four Iowa Communities Submit Applications to become Blue Zones Project Demonstration Sites

January 11, 2012


2011

Mary Lawyer Announced as State Leader of Iowa Blue Zones Project

December 23, 2011


Next Step in Blue Zones Project&trade Announced

November 28, 2011


84 Iowa Communities Submit Statements of Interest for the Blue Zones Project&trade

November 8, 2011


Wellmark announces transition to new senior vice president of operations

October 25, 2011


Blue Zones Project&trade Webinar; Location for Road Show

September 23, 2011


Wellmark, Healthways and Governor Brandstad Launch Blue Zones Project&trade to improve well-being of Iowans

September 13, 2011


Governor Branstad, Wellmark and Healthways to Announce Blue Zones Project&trade Tuesday in Des Moines

September 9, 2011


It's all about you
myWellmark allows members to create their own website to monitor health and health care expenses

August 15, 2011


Wellmark and Healthways Collaborate to Implement the Blue Zones Project in Support Iowa's Healthiest State Initiative

August 10, 2011


Wellmark announces transition of finance leadership

August 1, 2011


5 tips for reducing stress in your daily life

June 30, 2011


Wellmark announces temporary policy changes for members affected by Missouri River flooding

June 13, 2011


The First Tee of Greater Des Moines nets $10K from Wellmark 'Get Around, Give A Round' initiative
Fans at Principal Charity Classic walked more than 2.5 million steps June 3

June 3, 2011


Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield statement on flooding in Sioux City area

June 3, 2011


Save money on asthma medications
Switching to Asmanex or Qvar can save members $400 per year

May 27, 2011


A prescription for lower health costs
Using generic medications, when appropriate, leaves more money in your pocket

May 13, 2011


Second Grand Blue Mile slated for April 26
'Street mile' features Olympians, current U.S. record holder

April 1, 2011


Wellmark building receives LEED® Platinum environmental rating

March 14, 2011


Bulldog 3-pointers support Des Moines Parks and Recreation projects

February 26, 2011


Coyotes' 3-pointers help fund new Vermillion skate park

February 26, 2011


Cyclone 3-pointers help fund fitness in Ames

February 26, 2011


Wellmark funds Cedar Falls Parks and Recreation project

February 23, 2011


Wellmark funds Iowa City Parks and Recreation project

February 16, 2011


Wellmark funds Brookings Parks and Recreation projects

February 11, 2011


Wellmark looks for central Iowans to 'Whip It 180' with The Biggest Loser at-home winner Rebecca Meyer

February 11, 2011


Statement on Iowa individual market rate review

January 28, 2011


Wellmark introduces interactive health care reform tool

January 11, 2011


Wellmark introduces AskBlue Medicare SM
Interactive tool helps individuals and families understand Medicare options

January 4, 2011


Tom Newton joins Wellmark

January 2, 2011


2010

Does your child really need an antibiotic?
Viral illnesses like colds, flu and sore throats fare just as well with time, attention

December 20, 2010


Navigating the holiday buffet obstacle course

December 17, 2010


An update for members with Health Condition Amendments (riders) whose claims may have been denied

December 13, 2010


Medicare Drug Plan offered by Wellmark one of only four in nation to receive 'excellent' five-star rating

December 9, 2010


Wellmark receives 2010 NAACP Merit Employer of the Year Award

November 24, 2010


Wellmark requests increase for Iowa individual insurance premiums

November 12, 2010


Wellmark requests increase for Iowa individual insurance premiums

November 12, 2010


Wellmark announces implementation of ACA provision regarding pre-existing conditions for children under 19

November 5, 2010


Five easy ways to improve your health and well being

October 26, 2010


Wellmark renews contract with Catalyst Rx to provide pharmacy benefit management services

October 25, 2010


Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa named 'Excellent' for 10th consecutive year

September 30, 2010


Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa adds Des Moines County

September 21, 2010


Wellmark makes '3-point play' to benefit community wellness initiatives

September 20, 2010


Family caregivers play an important role in family health

September 16, 2010


Knowing when to use the emergency room, urgent care and doctor's office

August 18, 2010


Pack a sack lunch with punch
Focusing on food pyramid, curbing sugar may help kids hit books harder

August 9, 2010


Making sure students are healthy for fall sports
Full physicals recommended over 'sports-only' versions

July 29, 2010


An update for members with Health Condition Amendments (riders) whose claims may have been denied

July 8, 2010


Combat childhood obesity with simple arithmetic

July 7, 2010


Make the Most of Your Time at the Doctor's Office

June 3, 2010


Wellmark waives copay for members who try new generic high blood pressure medications
Generics provide same care, but lower out-of-pocket costs for members

May 12, 2010


Independent review confirms rate increases are appropriate

April 12, 2010


Responding to health care reform

March 26, 2010


Wellmark voluntarily delays individual market rate increases

March 16, 2010


5,280 Feet to Fitness
Inaugural 'Grand Blue Mile' Street Run slated for April 20

February 23, 2010


Understanding Rate Increases

February 19, 2010


South Dakota hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers for knee and hip replacement, spinal surgery recipient

January 28, 2010


Iowa hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers for spinal surgery, knee and hip replacement

January 28, 2010


Avera St. Luke's Hospital brings on-site wellness services to SD communities

January 25, 2010


Wellmark receives Partnership's annual Diversity Award

January 22, 2010


2009

COBRA, or an individual health insurance policy?

December 28, 2009


Hosford named pharmacy director

December 22, 2009


Time running out for Medicare drug plan changes

December 11, 2009


Understanding the true cost of health care
Tips to help consumers lower their health care costs

November 24, 2009


Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc. Ranks in the Top 100 Plans in U.S. According to U.S. News & World Report/NCQA Report

November 19, 2009


Making time for exercise
Easy workouts for busy people

November 10, 2009


Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa named 'excellent' for ninth consecutive year

October 29, 2009


Give kids a treat: Trim the Halloween loot

October 27, 2009


Wellmark receives Economic Impact Award
Partnership recognizes job creation, capital investment, new headquarters

October 26, 2009


Eat more, lose more?
Too much time between meals raises risk of overeating

October 19, 2009


The evolution of health coverage: Wellmark celebrates 70th anniversary in Iowa

September 28, 2009


The evolution of health coverage: Wellmark celebrates 60th anniversary in South Dakota

September 28, 2009


Is it a cold, or is it the flu? Eight ways to tell the difference

September 15, 2009


Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Cover H1N1 Vaccine

August 31, 2009


Regional Health Signs Agreement with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

August 24, 2009


The Wellmark Foundation Funds Two Health Improvement Projects in South Dakota

August 1, 2009


The Wellmark Foundation Funds Eight Health Improvement Projects in Iowa

August 1, 2009


Wellmark Announces Retirement of Senior Executive, Peter Roberts and Reassignments of Other Top Executives

July 22, 2009


H1N1 Flu Information

April 27, 2009


2008

Wellmark First in Nation to Measure Well-Being of Health Plan Members & Employees

October 15, 2008


Wellmark Forum Offers Employers Peek at the Future of Business, Health Care

October 7, 2008


Wellmark Earns 2nd Prestigious WELCOA Platinum Well Workplace Award

September 25, 2008


Contact Wellmark Media Relations

Traci McBee
Phone: 515-376-4338
mcbeet@wellmark.com

 

Teresa Roof
Phone: 515-376-5869
rooft@wellmark.com

 

1331 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-2901

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