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Posted on Oct 3, 2018 (11 days ago)

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Cheaper Farm Bureau health policies could turn applicants away for pre-existing issues
DesMoinesRegister.com
Kammeyer said Farm Bureau and Wellmark are respected Iowa companies that want to do right by their members. They don't want the program to be rescinded. "Just as the Legislature passed this law, the Legislature could un-pass this law," he said. Also ...
Iowa Farm Bureau unveils health care plansWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Iowa Farm Bureau Unveils Health Plans, Raising Questions About Consumer ProtectionsIowa Public Radio
Farm Bureau Health Benefit Plans for 2019 go on sale in 29 daysRadio Iowa

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Posted today (9 hours ago)

KIOW

Upmeyer on Affordable Health Care for Iowa Families
KIOW
For now, the plans will be offered by the Iowa Farm Bureau and administered through Wellmark, a partnership that has been in existence for decades. The details of these new plans were recently announced and will be available for sale to Farm Bureau ...

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Posted on Oct 4, 2018 (10 days ago)

The Hill

Iowa to sell health plans that can disqualify people based on pre-existing conditions
The Hill
The Iowa law takes advantage of a loophole in ObamaCare by contending that the health benefit plans offered by the Farm Bureau and Wellmark are not actually health insurance plans. Since they are not technically insurance, they're also not regulated by ...
What's in the new Farm Bureau health insurance plan?Local 5 - WeAreIowa.com
Iowa to offer plans without Obamacare's protections for sick peopleWashington Examiner

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Posted on Oct 11, 2018 (3 days ago)

The 2019 Medicare plans with 5 stars
Becker's Hospital Review
CMS released its report card for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans Oct. 10. Medicare ranks Medicare Advantage and Part D plans on a quality scale of one to five stars, with five representing excellent performance and one reflecting ...

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Posted on Oct 5, 2018 (9 days ago)

KIMT 3

Farm bureau unveils limited health plan that cuts costs
KIMT 3
The farm bureau plans will be sold through insurance agents, and they will be administered by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Former Iowa Insurance Commissioner Susan Voss said she's concerned about the plan's lack of oversight and was skeptical ...

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Posted on Oct 4, 2018 (10 days ago)

KCRG

New "skinny" health insurance plans on sale soon
KCRG
Those who want to buy the new alternative health coverage plans don't have to be farmers, but they do have to become members of the Iowa Farm Bureau. The plans will be marketed through Wellmark Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Sign-ups through insurance ...

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Posted on Oct 12, 2018 (2 days ago)

ModernHealthcare.com

Tight Iowa congressional races key on pre-existing condition protections
ModernHealthcare.com
The Iowa Farm Bureau plans will be administered by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield but won't be considered health insurance under state law and won't be regulated by the Iowa Insurance Division. The companies have not yet indicated whether or ...

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Posted today (3 hours ago)

Washington Healthcare Update- 8 Oct, 2018
Lexology
The plans were made into law by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) in April, allowing the Iowa Farm Bureau to collaborate with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield on self-funded “health benefit plans.” To be eligible, applicants must be an Iowa Farm Bureau member ...

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Posted on Oct 6, 2018 (8 days ago)

KTIC

Iowa Farm Bureau unveils limited health plan that cuts costs
KTIC
The farm bureau plans will be sold through insurance agents, and they will be administered by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Former Iowa Insurance Commissioner Susan Voss said she's concerned about the plan's lack of oversight and was skeptical ...


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Posted on Jun 15, 2018 (121 days ago)

DesMoinesRegister.com

Medica will keep selling Iowa health insurance next year, competing with Wellmark
DesMoinesRegister.com
Medica, which is the sole carrier selling individual health insurance policies in Iowa this year, will continue doing so for 2019, an executive said Friday. Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield has previously said it would resume selling such policies for ...
Iowans Buying Own Health Insurance To Have More Options In 2019Iowa Public Radio
Medica to offer insurance plans for Iowans next yearKCRG

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