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Iowa Health Insurance May Face Big Rate Increase

Posted on: December 14th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield has proposed a 9.4% health insurance rate increase for residents purchasing Iowa health insurance.  This has some of the 86,000 policyholders up in arms according to Tony Leys article “Wellmark Customers Grill Executive Over Premium Increase” found on It makes sense that these policyholders would be frustrated with another rate […]

SeniorBlue Select

Posted on: November 29th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Wellmark recently announced that their Medicare supplement plan SeniorBlue Select would be discontinued as of Dec 31.   Nearly 4,000 members are enrolled in the plan that supplements Medicare benefits. SeniorBlue Select was closed to new business about three years ago, but about 3,900 members remain on the books.  The plan was popular because it offered […]

Cheaper Alternative to COBRA

Posted on: February 8th, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

For many American families, COBRA coverage is still too expensive even with the current COBRA subsidy which is temporarily in place.  The COBRA subsidy program pays 65% of the monthly premiums for up to 15 months, but still can require a substantial monthly expense, as the average family of four still pays on average $389 […]

Humana One Short Term Health Plans

Posted on: January 21st, 2010 by JPAL No Comments

Last week Humana announced that they were expanding the footprint of their Humana One short term health insurance plans to five additional states.  The five new states include Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and georgia. The Humana One short term individual health insurance plan is now available in twenty states.  Like most short term health insurance […]

Individual and Family Health Plans

Posted on: December 15th, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

A recent report released by illustrates the relative affordability of individual health insurance plans across numerous dimensions, as well as a breakdown of what types of individual health insurance policies have been purchased most frequently. Some of the findings in the report include: The average monthly premium for an individual health insurance policy was […]

Health Insurance For Children Expanded

Posted on: August 6th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Despite the fiscal crisis being experienced nationwide, 14 states found money this year to increase health insurance coverage for an additional 250,000 children nationwide. The states took advantage of $33 Million that was appropriated by Congress when it reauthorized the Children’s health insurance program (CHIP) back in February. the 14 states that are expanding their […]

Top Rated Health Plans in HeartLand

Posted on: June 30th, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

J.D. Powers & Associates rated the top private health plans in the heartland states (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota), and the results were as follows. Similar to many of the other 17 regions in the JD Power Survey, a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan took top honors. Blue Cross Blue […]

Health Insurance Coverage for Iowa Children

Posted on: April 21st, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

UPDATE 4/21/2012 – The Hawk-i program in Iowa is thriving in 2012 and more affordable for families.  The health care program is steered towards working families to provide affordable health insurance for their children.  No family pays more than $40 and there are even some eligibility factors that can make the coverage free of charge. […]