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September 22, 2023

DES MOINES, Iowa — Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield has been named the Business Record's 2023 Best Health Insurance Company marking a 27-year streak of being recognized as the top choice for health insurance by the Des Moines business community.

Each year, the Business Record asks readers to vote for the best of External Link what Des Moines has to offer in various business-related categories. Winners External Link are announced in their annual Best of Des Moines edition.

Deeply rooted in the Des Moines community

Wellmark has called Des Moines home for nearly 85 years. With locations in Cedar Rapids and Sioux Falls, S.D., Des Moines serves as the central headquarters for our nearly 1,900 employees who serve all Iowans and South Dakotans.

“At Wellmark, being local is a source of pride,” said Cory Harris, Wellmark president and CEO. “Des Moines is also a national leader in the insurance industry, with numerous companies headquartered here that employ tens of thousands of central Iowans. The concentration of insurance industry talent in our area is a key competitive advantage for companies in this sector. The result is a vibrant business community where Wellmark has developed strong partnerships with non-profits, educational institutions, and other businesses to continue giving back and growing our hometown and its people. This collaboration is an important part of our mission to make health care better.”

Making health care better

As the leading health insurance company in Iowa, our stakeholders and our communities are counting on us. At Wellmark, the work we do to make health care more affordable and accessible is personal and compelling. Our success directly impacts the quality of life for Iowans, creating a strong sense of purpose for our employees. Making health care better will rely on collaboration and innovation to resolve challenges.

More than a top insurer

Wellmark and our employees continue to gain local, regional and national recognition not only as a top health insurer but for service to our communities, as an employer, and more. Recently, Wellmark was named in three employer Best of the Best lists. And two of our employees received the President’s Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award for their dedication to our community.

See what Harris and other winners had to say External Link about the award. Learn about the additional accolades Wellmark has received in 2023.