People who have individual health insurance policies through Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield will have the opportunity to comment on proposed rate increases if they are 6.1 percent or more at an Aug. 23 hearing held by the Iowa Insurance Division. The 10 a.m. hearing at Mercy College of Health Sciences, 928 Sixth Ave., concerns only those Wellmark policies issued to meet the 2014 rules of the Affordable Care Act and which are proposed to increase premiums between 11.9 percent to 14.5 percent, reports The Des Moines Register. Customers also can leave comments here.