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Wellmark raising rates by 18%

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- 80,000 Iowans could see their health insurance go up by 18 percent as Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announces plans to raise their rates.

A company spokesperson says rising health care costs are driving the premium increases. But, last year Wellmark raised their rates by about 9 percent.

This year's rate increase will take effect April 1st.

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