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ArkansasBlue retail stores to extend hours for health insurance open enrollment November 1 to December 15

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 27, 2017) – The open enrollment period (OEP) for buying health insurance begins November 1 and ends December 15. That’s a short timeframe for people to make decisions that can affect their family’s health, but Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is taking steps to help Arkansans get it done with less stress and more confidence.

During OEP, Arkansans will be able to review their health insurance information and decide if they want to keep the plan they have, make changes to their current plan or change health plans. Arkansas Blue Cross members will receive an annual benefit update letter in the mail to explain their options in more detail.

People who need to choose a new health plan because either they didn’t have coverage before or they are leaving an employer group health plan can call Arkansas Blue Cross or an independent health insurance agent for help determining their best options. Call 1-800-392-2583 after November 1 for more information.

People who want to talk face-to-face about their health, dental or vision insurance options can visit one of the seven ArkansasBlue retail stores in the state or our office in Texarkana. Business hours in many ArkansasBlue locations will be extended during OEP and many will be open on Saturdays. Locations and hours from November 1 through December 15 are:

ArkansasBlue — Little Rock
2612 S. Shackleford Rd., Suite J
1-501-378-2222
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ArkansasBlue — Fayetteville
516 East Millsap Rd., Suite 103
1-800-299-4109
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ArkansasBlue — Fort Smith
3501 Old Greenwood Rd., Suite 3
1-866-299-4060
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ArkansasBlue — Hot Springs
1635 Higdon Ferry Rd. – Suite J
1-800-588-5733
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ArkansasBlue — Jonesboro
2110 Fair Park Boulevard – Suite I
1-800-299-4124
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ArkansasBlue — Lowell
507 W. Monroe Ave. – Suite B
1-888-872-2539
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ArkansasBlue — Pine Bluff
509 Mallard Loop Drive
1-800-236-0369
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Texarkana
1710 Arkansas Boulevard
1-800-470-9621
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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