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ARHOME member eligibility communications

In the next few days, we’ll be sending emails and text messages to ARHOME members asking them to watch for letters and emails from the Department of Human Services (DHS). With the COVID-19 public health emergency order set to expire on July 15, there may be some ARHOME members who lose their eligibility for the […]

COVID-19 expanded benefits update

There is a new COVID-19 update for members covered by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage (fully insured health plans). Arkansas Blue Cross and Health Advantage are committed to the safety and well-being of our members. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 public health emergency, we have been working closely with the […]

ACA shopping log-in changes

Beginning on Monday, April 4, the way you’ll access the shopping pages for ACA medical plans in Blueprint for Agents will change. After clicking the “Shopping” button and then the “Medical Plans Shopping and Enrollment” link, you’ll be directed to a landing page listing instructions on how to access HealthSherpa’s shopping site. This new log-in […]

2022 individual product upgrades

TruHearing for Medi-Pak members At Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, we’re providing Medi-Pak Medicare Supplement members with TruHearing® coverage on hearing aids. TruHearing gives our members the latest-generation models, styles and technologies of hearing aids. We’re mailing eligible members a letter and brochure about the program. Interested members must call TruHearing at 1-877-760-0783 to find […]

Protect your client data

On February 24, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield hosted the Cybersecurity for Everyone webinar that was geared toward outlining the most common cybersecurity risks and some specific steps on how to improve cybersecurity. Speaker Dan Harpool has extensive experience in cybersecurity best practices and strategic planning. The session included looking at all the cybersecurity […]

COVID-19 expanded benefits update

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage are committed to the safety and well-being of our members. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 public health emergency, we’ve been working closely with the state and federal government to help our fully insured members get access to the care they need during the coronavirus outbreak. […]

Post-AEP member mailings

Thank you for contributing to a successful Annual Election Period! Now that AEP is over, we want to tell you more about what your clients can expect from Arkansas Blue Medicare, including several mailings they will receive from Arkansas Blue Medicare. Below is an outline of those Arkansas Blue Medicare member mailings and other helpful […]

2021 Health Insurance Tax Information

The tax filing season is quickly approaching and here’s some information for groups and individual clients to help them prepare. Form 1095-B Form 1095-B provides information for individuals who had a qualifying plan that met the requirements for minimum essential health coverage. For tax year 2021, the IRS does not require mailing Form 1095-B’s. Members […]

New Medi-Pak Medicare Supplement enrollment platform

At Arkansas Blue Cross, we recently launched Connecture, a new enrollment platform for our Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans. On November 1, 2021, Connecture will begin accepting Medi-Pak Medicare Supplement applications for a January 1, 2022, effective date. We’re hosting two thirty-minute webinars at the end of October to prepare for the transition. To […]

2022 standard plan grids: more plans for every budget

The 2022 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage standard plans grids for large and small groups give employers the options they need to provide the best plans for their employees. You’ll notice a few changes to this year’s grids. Large groups We’ve added a $3500 deductible plan to our Arkansas Blue Cross […]