Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield is a mutual insurance company owned by its policyholders. Wellmark and its subsidiaries provide health coverage to more than 2 million members in Iowa and South Dakota. For over 70 years, Wellmark has been providing high-quality, dependable health insurance coverage - offering flexible benefit designs, competitive prices, and a large selection of providers. So whether you are just starting out, on your own, retiring early, or between jobs, Wellmark has plans to fit your needs and situation.
Wellmark's network includes 100% of hospitals and 99% of physicians - making it easy to choose a hospital or provider within the network. You also have access to more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. And BlueCard® Network provides you peace of mind knowing your coverage is accepted across the United States and around the world, with more than 90% of hospitals and 80% of physicians contracting with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies worldwide. That's more than any other insurer.
As with any successful business, Wellmark's focus is its customers. Customers today demand exceptional value. They want to be empowered to keep themselves and their families healthy. Wellmark has an innovative approach to improving the health of its members and their communities through Whole Health Dimensions®, which empowers members to actively manage their own health through tools like a personal health assessment and online exercise tracker.
Wellmark was founded in 1939, and today provides health insurance coverage to nearly 2.2 million Iowans and South Dakotans. Approximately 2,000 employees are working everyday working on the behalf of its customers to provide high-quality, dependable health insurance coverage.
Wellmark's networks consist of Alliance Select (Iowa PPO network), Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa (Iowa HMO network), and Blue Select (South Dakota PPO network).
Wellmark routinely receives awards for its customer service, ethical business dealings and employment practices. As a company owned by its policy holders, Wellmark strives to operate and make decisions in their best interest.
Wellmark is viewed positively by the nation's leading financial rating agencies:
Wellmark, Inc. Wellmark of South Dakota, Inc., and Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa, Inc. are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Wellmark, Inc., has a financial security rating of "A+" (Strong) from Standard and Poor's.