The time limits vary. With some life events, you will have up to 60 days to make a change to your health coverage. With other events, you may have only 31 days. That’s why you should always keep your health coverage and changing needs on your radar.
If you purchased an Individual and Family Plan, you will need to complete a Contract Change Form for life events. You can find a link to “Forms” under the Member section at the bottom of Wellmark.com.
Contact Wellmark as soon as you have a life event. You should also contact your agent (if you purchased an Individual and Family Plan) or your employer.
› Birth or adoption of a child
› Addition of a foster child
› Addition of a stepchild
› Dependent resuming full-time student status
› Addition of natural child by court order
› Job loss
› Return from military service
› Court-ordered coverage
Additional events may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period. These events vary based on how you purchased your health insurance (as an individual or through your employer).
Today, you have the security of knowing you have Wellmark coverage. But there are certain life events that could change your health insurance tomorrow, including job loss, divorce, or aging off of your
If you find yourself in the market for health insurance, contact a Wellmark agent directly at 800-722-1795 (Iowa) or 877-877-8414 (South Dakota). You can also visit Wellmark.com or find a local agent at