RATE INCREASE: Public Hearing Saturday

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Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is asking Iowa regulators to approve another rate increase.

If approved, the rate would increase by 12 to 13-percent for thousands of Iowans. Customer would see the increase in April.

Saturday you can sound off about it.

A public hearing is set for 11:00 a.m. at Mercy College of Health Sciences’ Sullivan Center. That’s at 928 Sixth Avenue in Des Moines.

If you can’t make it to the event you can join the conversation online at several designated locations around the state. You can find the locations here. Comments can also be e-mailed to consumeradvocate@iid.iowa.gov.