Information Security

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield understands that you are concerned about the security of your information, so we've instituted multiple security features and procedures to ensure that your personal healthcare information is handled safely and responsibly.

 

When You Register With Us

When you become a Wellmark.com registered user, we ask you to create a personal, private user ID and password. It is your responsibility to keep these confidential:

  • Do not share your user ID and password with anyone.
  • Never write your password on something others may see.

Secure Server Software

Wellmark intends to ensure the security of your personal healthcare information. To do that we use proven Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. When you log into Wellmark.com, your user id and password are sent over the Internet from your computer to ours using SSL. SSL encrypts your personal information before it leaves your computer, ensuring no one else can read it.

 

Once you have logged in, you can check that you are viewing your information in the secure section of our site by looking for the letters https:// at the beginning of the web site address or URL in your web browser. The "s" means secure.

 

Before you even register, our server checks to be sure you're using a browser that also uses SSL (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator). If your browser is not approved, you will receive a message indicating that your information cannot be sent because of the security risk.

 

Cookies

Cookies are small bits of information sent by a web site that are saved by your web browser. Cookies hold information a site may need to interact with you and personalize your experience. We use cookies to authenticate your authority to access our site and to maintain information we need to have in order for you to browse through your personal healthcare information.

 

Most people accept cookies, but you can configure your browser to not accept cookies if you choose. However, if you disable your cookies and are a registered user, you will not be able to access your personal information on the secure Member section of Wellmark.com.

 

This website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics cookies, are to help Wellmark analyze how users use Wellmark.com and affiliated websites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Wellmark will use this information for the purpose of evaluating use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

 

Google and Wellmark will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google and Wellmark in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google's web site.

 


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