Iowa's Top Workplaces 2011
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
- Employees in region:
- Financial Services & Insurance
- HQ location:
- Des Moines, IA
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield is a mutual insurance company owned by its policyholders. Wellmark provides health coverage to more than 2 million members in Iowa and South Dakota. And through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Wellmark is part of a trusted national network that covers more than 100 million people. Wellmark offers flexible benefit designs, competitive prices, and a large selection of providers. All hospitals and nearly all physicians in Iowa and South Dakota participate with Wellmark, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association provides extensive national and international coverage.
Wellmark's number one priority is to deliver exceptional service and value to its customers and keeping health insurance costs affordable by effectively managing medical and administrative costs. Employees work to continuously improve our processes to the benefit of our members and customers. Wellmark has a strong commitment to the communities where our members live, work and play. Working hand-in-hand with community organizations, employees strive to enrich the quality of life in Iowa and South Dakota. Wellmark’s goal is a future in which every generation experiences greater quality of health and improved quality of life. At Wellmark, employees believe it starts with us when it comes to improving their health by changing behaviors and making healthy choices. It’s not only about healthy behaviors, but also about being smart consumers of health care services. Wellmark aims to equip employees with competitive compensation and with the retirement and savings options they need for a secure future. Employees are encouraged to continually develop themselves through onsite courses, as well as a tuition assistance program for continuing education. An inclusive culture of health is emphasized at Wellmark, where employee health matters. Wellmark offers a state of the art fitness center as well as an on-site cafeteria and convenience store offering healthy options.
“I think he does everything well. He is approachable, friendly, open, honest. I think he has great business ethics. He makes working for this company enjoyable.”
“He is visible within the company and has an open door policy that puts everyone at ease. He has great vision and has been leading Wellmark in a progressive direction. ”
“My job gives me great satisfaction in being to assist people with their insurance needs, answer the questions about benefits and claims, and serve the providers who help take care of our members.”
“Ethics. I love that I work for leaders that will not sacrifice their integrity for anything. ”
“My manager is always available, easy to discuss issues with and has great follow up skills. Listens and responds with suggestions. Offers encouragement!!”