Some services and procedures may need authorization before you receive them. To avoid out-of-pocket expenses, learn which ones require authorization and why.
Paying your claims
After receiving your claim, Wellmark has a proven and secure process for paying providers.
If for some reason, a claim is denied, partially-denied or covered by a reduced payment, you can request a review through our Claims Appeal and External Review Process.
Our prescription drug coverage can help you reduce out-of-pocket drug costs. For details about your benefits, including which drugs may require authorization, review the Wellmark Drug Information page.
No one plans to get injured or become sick. But if you or a family member has a medical issue serious enough to need quick attention, urgent care may be the answer.
In a medical emergency, get qualified help immediately.
With your Wellmark health plan, you’re covered 24 hours a day, anywhere you go for emergency medical services.
As a member, you also have coverage wherever you travel through the BlueCard® program.
One of the best ways to manage health care costs is to choose an in-network provider. They’ve agreed to provide services at the prices allowed by Wellmark, so you won’t be surprised by extra costs or charges. However, if you see an out-of-network provider, your benefits may not apply at all.
Also before receiving a service, be sure to check that it’s covered by your plan.
A list of Wellmark’s network health care providers and participating facilities is available on the Find a Provider or Facility tool External Site, or by contacting Customer Service at the phone number on your ID card.
If you have questions about providers’ qualifications such as board certification status, medical school attended, and completion of residency, contact them directly.
To ensure that our members have access to the best possible care, we regularly review the latest procedures, drugs, devices and methods.
If standard treatments isn't helping your medical condition, and you're considering alternative therapies, we encourage you to review our policy on investigational and experimental treatments.
After enrolling in a Wellmark health plan, you'll receive your coverage manual, which outlines your plan benefits, and provides information on:
Take the time to review your manual. If you have questions, please contact Customer Service.
Quality at Wellmark is part of everything we do. We are committed to quality by creating healthy communities, working with providers to keep you healthy and providing tools, resources and programs to help you manage your health and spending.
Read more about Wellmark’s Quality Story.