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November 16, 2020

DES MOINES, IAU.S. News & World Report released its annual list External Site of the best health insurance companies offering Medicare Part D prescription drug plans for 2021. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota Medicare Part D prescription drug plans made the list.

U.S. News uses plan rating data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to compare and identify the Best Insurance Companies for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans. CMS rates individual plans on a scale of one to five stars. The "best" insurance companies for Medicare Part D scored at least three out of five stars on all their health plans and received an average rating of at least 4.5 stars within a given state. The designation also highlights an insurance company’s consistency in offering highly rated health coverage to Medicare beneficiaries, who are typically age 65 or older.

To learn more about Wellmark's Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and additional Medicare products, visit Wellmark.com/medicare.

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About Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Wellmark, Inc. (Wellmark.com) does business as Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. Wellmark and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, including Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota, Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc., and Wellmark Value Health Plan, Inc., insure or pay health benefit claims for more than 2 million members in Iowa and South Dakota. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota, Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc., and Wellmark Value Health Plan, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

About MedicareBlue Supplement plans MedicareBlue Supplement plans are specific to Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota and can only be purchased by Iowa and South Dakota residents, respectively. MedicareBlue Supplement insurance plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program.

About MedicareBlue Rx (PDP) MedicareBlue Rx is a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in MedicareBlue Rx depends on contract renewal. Coverage is available to residents of the service area and separately issued by one of the following plans: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa,* Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota,* Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana,* Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska,* Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota,* Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota,* and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming.*
*independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com External Site provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com External Site each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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