Changes are coming to Arkansas SHOP. Current Arkansas SHOP account holders have been notified of these changes in an August 2 letter. As of the deadline for Plan Year 2018, no Issuers indicated an interest in Arkansas SHOP participation. Therefore, effective September 1, 2017, access to existing SHOP enrollment and account management portals will no longer be available and Arkansas SHOP will begin transitioning existing SHOP account holders to direct relationships with their coverage provider – Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield and BESTLife Dental.
Arkansans wishing to purchase health insurance have until Tuesday, January 31 to sign up on the state’s My Arkansas Insurance Individual Marketplace. Uninsured Arkansans may face federally mandated penalties on 2017 tax returns of up to $695 per person.
Open enrollment for the state’s My Arkansas Insurance individual health insurance marketplace is still underway but ends on January 31. Arkansans who do not have health insurance may face substantial federally mandated penalties on 2017 tax returns.
Uninsured Arkansans now have until Monday, December 19 to enroll in the state’s My Arkansas Insurance Individual Marketplace for health insurance coverage beginning January 1, 2017.
Uninsured Arkansans have until December 15 to enroll in the state’s My Arkansas Insurance Individual Marketplace and avoid a federally mandated penalty on 2017 tax returns.