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Introducing our new Medicare Advantage support team

The launch of Arkansas Blue Medicare has been a tremendous success, and our agents and brokers helped make it happen. So we are proud to announce several changes we’re certain will improve our ability to support agents and brokers in selling the entire portfolio of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s individual products.

Please contact legislators to oppose House Bill 1804 (pharmacy cost escalation)

The Arkansas House of Representatives House Insurance and Commerce Committee is considering a dangerously intrusive bill (House Bill 1804 – HB1804) that that would severely limit the ability of self-funded health plans, usually offered by the state’s large employers, to make prescription drugs more affordable for their members.

USAble Life enhances online portal

In early April, USAble LifeSM customers will be able to enjoy more online functionality, as the company continues to improve its AccessAbleSM online portal. Soon, customers will be able to complete and submit wellness claims for group and individual USAble Life supplemental policies. – a sneak preview officially launches March 18. You can take a sneak peek now.

COVID-19 relief package brings changes

American Rescue Plan is now a reality. The $1.9 trillion federal relief package, which is designed to address the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, includes funding for a broad range of programs and includes some changes that could significantly affect your clients and prospects.

Medicare Advantage membership has privileges

When you’re visiting with your Arkansas Blue Medicare clients and prospects, don’t forget to mention the many value-added extras that are available to them as a member of a Medicare Advantage health plan.

Livongo® – a new tool to manage diabetes

Your Arkansas Blue Medicare clients and prospects now have a powerful new tool to help them manage diabetes – and it’s totally free to them. Livongo® provides eligible members a simple, advanced blood glucose meter and all the test strips and lancets they need, all for free.

2020 Form 1095-B will not be mailed ​

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2018 changed the reporting requirements for many Americans who have healthcare coverage. The information below should help you provide guidance to your group and individual clients as they prepare their 2020 federal income tax returns. Form 1095-B Before January 2020, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its […]

Special enrollment period coming up

The Federally Facilitated Marketplace special enrollment period ordered by President Joe Biden is coming soon: February 15 – May 15, 2021. The special enrollment period was ordered in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Teledentistry now a permanent benefit

While the promise of nationwide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines marks a significant turning point in our ability to return to pre-pandemic normalcy, the need to maintain our members’ safety this year and beyond remains. To meet that need, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has made teledentistry a permanent benefit to allow our dental plan members to contact participating providers in the event of an emergency, without having to schedule an in-office visit immediately.