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Responds to school district action

April 25, 2013

To the editor: Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield would like to ensure the citizens of Fort Dodge understand the facts of the Fort Dodge Community School District’s decision not to continue with......

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Apr-27-13 12:02 AM

My wife USED to have Wellmark BC/BS and they priced themselves right out of our price range. Like a lot of folks said here, they constantly raised their premiums. Guess they need to pay for that new multi-million office down in Des Moines.

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Apr-26-13 8:17 PM

Just wait until a few serious medical claims wipe out the self funding money. Not a wise choice again by the superintendent and board. I hope everyone stays healthy.

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Apr-25-13 12:44 PM

Sounds like sour-grapes. Wellmark is not happy about losing the contract. Competition is good and United Health Care is one of the largest Health Insurers in the country. Good choice.

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Apr-25-13 9:14 AM

My experience with Wellmark is that they continue to jack up the premium no matter what. I have had them for 3 years and every year they have raised my premiums anywhere from 12-20% even though I have never gone above my family deductible. I am seriously searching for a less-expensive alternative. I don't trust anything that any executive from Wellmark (or any other health insurance company, for that matter) says.

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Apr-25-13 9:06 AM

I would like to hear what VanZyl and Hughes have to say about this!

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Apr-25-13 8:22 AM

Could it be due to the fact that Wellmark seeks and gets 8%-12% rate increases every December.

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Apr-25-13 8:08 AM

What??.. something in the Myopic Mess that is miss represented in Print...LOL

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