South Dakota | 2023 | Health Plan Analysis (Event Driven)

South Dakota’s commercial market is dominated by IDN networks Avera Health and Sanford Health along with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Sanford Health, Avera Health, and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Dakota continue to offer plans on exchange platform (Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Dakota joined for the 2023 plan year). Medicaid Expansion was implemented in July 2023 after it was approved by ballot vote in November 2022 and is likely to offset lives lost due to Medicaid eligibility redeterminations which resumed in spring 2023. Carriers continue to increase zero premium and narrow network Medicare Advantage plan options in the state.

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