Medical - ISU Plan (Retiree)

Calendar

Annually, in the Fall, an Open Change Period is offered for plan changes.  During the Open Change Period you may change plans and/or add dependents, who were previously eligible, subject to a waiting period for pre-existing conditions.  The IRS allows changes during the plan year for qualifying family status changes only.

Medical

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Patient Claim Information Access at Wellmark

An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (Indemnity and PPO are provided by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa).

ISU Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) (Alliance Select)

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
1331 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
1-1800-494-4478

The ISU PPO Plan is a managed care plan that gives you a choice each time you need health care to access a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Preferred Provider or to use any provider. If you access a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Preferred Provider the plan pays a higher benefit. If you use out-of-network providers, benefits are generally payable, but at a lower level. This plan is often selected by individuals and their families who are comfortable selecting a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Preferred Provider and still wish to have coverage when unable to access a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Preferred Provider.

ISU HMO - Blue Advantage

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
636 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2565
1-800-494-4478

The ISU HMO Plan is a managed care plan that requires you to receive all your health care through a network of physicians. Your health care is coordinated by a Primary Care Physician whom you choose. Most services are paid at 100%. You pay the full cost of any care you receive outside the network except for emergency care when you are traveling out of the service area. This plan is often selected by individuals and their families whose needs can be satisfied by physicians and services within a specific network.