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At a Glance

Company Headquarters

  • 601 S. Gaines Street
  • Little Rock, AR 72201

Company History

Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurer in Arkansas. Arkansas Blue Cross is a not-for-profit mutual insurance company. As a not-for-profit, mutual insurance company, Arkansas Blue Cross is owned by its policyholders, not by stockholders.

Our Mission

Improve the health, financial security and peace of mind of the members and communities we serve.

President and CEO

Curtis Barnett

Number of Employees

Approximately 2,800

Family of Companies

  • BlueAdvantage Administrators of Arkansas
  • Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas
  • Health Advantage


Arkansas Blue Cross operates full-service regional sales and service centers serving seven designated geographic areas of the state. The centers, headquartered in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff and Texarkana, offer sales, customer service, medical management and provider relations services to counties in their parts of the state.

Arkansas Blue Cross opened and operates the state’s first, freestanding insurance store, ArkansasBlue, located in Shackleford Crossings Shopping Center in Little Rock. Since then, ArkansasBlue retail stores have opened in Pine Bluff, Hot Springs and Lowell.

Membership and products

  • Health and prescriptions drug plans for Medicare-eligible Arkansans
  • Low-cost health plans for Arkansas residents, under age 65 and not on Medicare
  • Group health plans
  • Dental plans
  • Vision plans
  • Other ancillary products

Health Resources for Members

Our members have access to numerous health tools including health coaches, health education programs, a medical dictionary, and online health tools.