General News

Changes to Arkansas SHOP

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.

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January 31 is Final Deadline to Enroll in Health Insurance

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.

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