Agents/Brokers

Can a licensed exchange producer show an employer rates and plans without having to sign-up for an account?

Yes, Exchange Producers will be able to view plans and rates by using the SHOP Portal without having to set up an account

Can an agent help an employer set up their account?

Yes, the employer can grant permission to the broker to set up the employer account.

Can an employer offer health insurance to part-time employees?

Yes, that’s an option. However, doing so may prevent part time employees and their families from accessing tax credits on the individual marketplace.

Can an employer offer health insurance to part-time employees?

Yes, that’s an option. However, doing so may prevent part time employees and their families from accessing tax credits on the individual marketplace.

Can an employer offer SHOP plans to his employees who live or work out of state

Yes, an employer must offer SHOP to all FTEs in or out-of-state.

Can an employer offer SHOP plans to his employees who live or work out of state?

Yes, an employer must offer SHOP to all FTEs in or out-of-state.

How can I be listed in the SHOP agent search?

Licensed Exchange Producers who complete Arkansas SHOP Training will be listed in the Arkansas SHOP Find an Agent/Broker search tool.

How does a small business enroll in SHOP?

Small businesses can review My Arkansas SHOP plan choices on the easy to use website www.myARinsurance.com. Additionally, as a certified broker/agent, you can help clients review plans that make sense for their business and guide them through the process.

I attended a training session, why is my name not listed?

If you are a licensed Exchange Producer and attended an Arkansas SHOP in-person training session, you will be listed in the search tool. If you are a licensed Exchange Producer and participated in a training webinar, you will be listed after completing Arkansas SHOP E-learning. Exchange Producers who have not participating in a training event, may obtain SHOP certification by completing Arkansas SHOP E-learning.

Is Arkansas Blue Cross/Blue Shield the only provider available on Arkansas SHOP?

Yes. Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield is the only carrier offering group medical insurance in Arkansas SHOP for 2016. Best Life and Dentegra are the carriers offering dental plans.