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August 28, 2014

Arkansas Blue Cross and employees donate $20,000 to ALS

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield employees jumped at the chance to raise money and awareness for the work of the ALS Association ... and to see three of their high-ranking executives doused today ... for the benefit of those suffering from this debilitating disease.

Julie Nichols, an employee whose brother suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), asked that the company to get involved in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In just over a week, employees raised almost $10,000, an amount that was matched by Arkansas Blue Cross. The money will be donated to ALS-Arkansas in honor of Ms. Nichol’s brother, Kip Jackson, and a member of Arkansas Blue Cross’ board of directors, Tommy May, who also has ALS.

Mr. May and Mr. Jackson were on hand today as Arkansas Blue Cross executives completed the challenge.


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At a Glance

Company Headquarters

601 S. Gaines Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Company History

Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurer in Arkansas. Arkansas Blue Cross is a not-for-profit mutual insurance company. As a not-for-profit, mutual insurance company, Arkansas Blue Cross is owned by its policyholders, not by stockholders.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide organizations, families and individuals with the best value in health-care financing products, life insurance and health-related financial services. Our products and services are designed to create high customer value, confidence, peace of mind and an improved quality of life.

President and Chief Executive Officer

P. Mark White

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mike Brown

Number of Employees

Approximately 2,875

Locations

Arkansas Blue Cross operates full-service regional offices serving seven designated geographic areas of the state. The Regional Offices, headquartered in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff and Texarkana, offer sales, customer service, medical management and provider relations services to counties in their parts of the state.

Membership and Products

  • Health and prescriptions plans for Medicare-eligible Arkansans,
  • Low-cost health plans for individuals who are Arkansas residents, under age 65 and not on Medicare,
  • Group health-benefit plans, and
  • Dental plans

Health Resources for Members

Our members have access to numerous health tools including health coaches, health education programs, a medical dictionary, and online health tools.

Family of Companies

BlueAdvantage Administrators of Arkansas
Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas
HMO Partners, Inc. (dba Health Advantage)