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Tell your clients about their free Blue 365® discounts

As you’re visiting with clients and prospects, don’t forget to tell them about the valuable health-and-wellness discounts and deals they get – just for being a member of an Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated health plan – through the free Blue365® program.

FREE Webinar: COVID-19 — What Can Your Company Expect?

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is hosting a free webinar at 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2021, to discuss COVID-19 hot topics, such as the vaccine and vaccination financing, long-term health trends that may affect your employees, return-to-work best practices and more!

Many employers can soon protect employees from COVID-19

Arkansas is finishing up vaccinations in its Phase 1-A coronavirus vaccination plan and is moving into the two categories of Phase 1-B. Here’s some information to help you prepare to execute a COVID-19 vaccination plan for your organization.

Rewards for healthy habits

We’re offering your Arkansas Blue Medicare clients a powerful tool … at their fingertips! They can now earn rewards in 2021 for practicing healthy behaviors through the Healthy Blue Rewards program.

Blue & You Fitness Challenge reboot

The Blue & You Fitness Challenge has had a makeover for 2021, and we wanted to let you know, so you can participate or share the information with your clients and prospects.

New options on value-based enrollments

There are now two ways to initiate value-based enrollments (VBE) for your Medicare Advantage clients.

COVID-19 benefits extended to April 21, 2021

The voluntary, expanded COVID-19-related benefits announced for certain Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage fully insured health plans and individual policies will be extended to align with the federally mandated COVID-19 coverage provisions as specified in the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) and CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act. The federal mandate currently runs through April 21, 2021.

Membership System Change Begins for Individual Grandmother/Grandfather Business

During our annual training in September and October, we provided you with some important information below about membership system changes. Individual grandmothered and grandfathered contracts will migrate to a new membership system (the same as individual metallic and most commercial group business) in January of 2018. We will send out more information as we get […]

Marketplace Stabilization Rule Update

On April 13, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the highly anticipated final rule, referred to as the Marketplace Stabilization rule. The press release and summary can be found here. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Consumer and Retail Markets would like to address a few of the rule’s key changes, and […]

Life insurance policy changes for Arkansas Blue Cross transition plans

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s transition plans are moving to Metallic plan types beginning with February 1 groups this year. Arkansas Blue Cross will no longer bill the $15,000 life insurance that currently accompanies transition plans. Your employer groups can continue this coverage through their current carrier and will have additional plan options to choose from.