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Iowa Pharmacist Acquitted of Insurance Fraud Charges in Hemophilia Drug Case

Jurors acquitted an Iowa pharmacist of health care fraud, rejecting allegations that he fraudulently billed Iowa’s largest health insurance company for life-saving drugs sent to hemophilia patients. The federal jury in Des Moines returned the verdict in the case of …

Iowa Insurer Pokes Fun at Federal Website in Ads

The television ads produced by a Midwest insurance company show a series of medical mishaps: a man kicking the wrong leg in a reflex check, a urine sample bottle that won’t open for a frustrated patient and a blood pressure …

Iowa’s Top Insurer Delays Exchange Participation

Iowa’s leading health insurer will wait a year before participating in the state’s new health exchange due to concerns about problems that could arise with its implementation in the early going, company’s CEO said. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield …

Iowa Health Insurer to Seek Smaller Rate Hikes

Months after customers blasted the company for skyrocketing rates, Iowa’s dominant health insurer says it will limit premium increases in 2014 to less than six percent for individual and small business policyholders. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced on …