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After CoOportunity Health's struggle, Wellmark works overtime to process new members

In the aftermath of CoOportunity Health's financial struggle, many consumers switched policies to Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. But Iowa's largest insurer is still working to process insurance cards for its new wave of members.

Wellmark looks to regain dominance in Iowa, South Dakota

Just seven days into 2015, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is already hoping to regain its dominance in Iowa and South Dakota.

SPOTLIGHT: Wellmark chief expects a rocky exchange launch

The launch of the health insurance exchanges will be rocky at best, says John Forsyth, chairman of Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, reported the  Des Moines Register.

Wellmark opts out of Iowa exchange, citing customer service concerns

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield won't be participating for at least the first year of Iowa's health insurance exchange, citing the unpredictability of the online marketplace's quality and customer service.

Wellmark pledges not to raise rates in 2014

Despite raising rates multiple times over the last several years, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced that it won't increase premiums more than the cost to cover the reform law's fees and taxes on insurers.

Wellmark's 13% proposed rate faces strong public opposition

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield wants to raise premiums in Iowa, but the public is strongly urging the state insurance department to deny the rate hike.

Consumer engagement: Helping members help themselves

As insurers continue to grapple with rising healthcare costs, they're faced with an increasingly unhealthy member population. So payers have started taking matters into their own hands to engage members into becoming stewards of their own health and wellnes.

Wellmark's 'Blue Zones' project aims to create healthier state

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield hopes to make Iowa one of the healthiest states in the nation by improving individuals' health and decreasing medical costs--and limiting its own premium increases.

Wellmark's 9.35% rate hike approved

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield can move forward with its 9.35 percent increase in individual health insurance premiums for roughly 86,000 Iowans. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Susan Voss approved the

Wellmark faces angry customers at rate hike hearing

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield faced dozens of angry customers who grilled execs with pointed questions over premium increases. Wellmark, Iowa's largest health insurer, wants to raise premiums by