Plan Comparison Guide - Networks | Wellmark
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State-based network

A great thing about Wellmark Blue HMOSM plans is the accessibility — these plans are offered in every county in Iowa. Feel confident that you can receive in-network care across the state, as the Wellmark Blue HMO network offers you access to 100 percent of the hospitals and 97 percent of doctors in Iowa.

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Wellmark Blue HMO plans are offered in all 99 counties in Iowa.

Community-based network

You may enroll in the Wellmark ValueSM Health Plan if you live in one of the shaded counties. This network is focused on making community-based care easy to access through health coverage from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and compassionate care from Mercy Health Network physicians and facilities. This means you can expect local, quality care close to home.

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The shaded counties include:

  • Adair
  • Appanoose
  • Audubon
  • Benton
  • Black Hawk
  • Bremer
  • Boone
  • Buchanan
  • Butler
  • Cedar
  • Chickasaw
  • Clinton
  • Dallas
  • Davis
  • Decatur
  • Fayette
  • Floyd
  • Franklin
  • Grundy
  • Hamilton
  • Hardin
  • Howard
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Johnson
  • Keokuk
  • Linn
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Mitchell
  • Monona
  • Monroe
  • O'Brien
  • Plymouth
  • Polk
  • Ringgold
  • Sioux
  • Scott
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Woodbury

Stay in-network

It's important to consider whether or not your doctor is in your network before receiving care. Depending on the plan you choose, your current hospital or provider may not be in your network. Check if your doctor is in-network before selecting a plan.

To search for a doctor:

  1. Click find a provider External Site.
  2. Enter your Zip code to specify your location.
  3. Click "Select a plan."
  4. Under the search box, click "Or, select by plan name."
  5. Select your network to search — HMO network (state-based) or Wellmark Value Health Plan HMO Network (community-based).
Find a Provider External Site