Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa has requested to increase rates for most of its pre-65 individual health insurance policy holders by 9.35% starting April 1, 2012.  Consumers and consumer groups are welcome post and read the comments or concerns for this proposed increase on this website or on the linked Twitter page.  All comments and concerns submitted here or to the Consumer Advocate are considered public.  All comments and concerns submitted on the website or directly to the Consumer Advocate will be provided to the Iowa Commissioner of Insurance during the public hearing for this proposed increase for consideration.  Information related to the proposed rate increase may be found below.

Wellmark’s Rate Increase Documents and Reports:

2012 Wellmark Rate Increase Application to the Commissioner

Public Hearing Location

2012 Wellmark Hearing Agenda

Transcript of December 10, 2011 Hearing

2012 Wellmark Hearing Public Testimony and Comments Report

Iowa Insurance Division Actuarial Review of Rate Increase Application – 2012 Wellmark

MAGNUM Actuarial Group Independent Actuary Review of Rate Increase Application – 2012 Wellmark

Rate Proposal Review Decision

Public Comments