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February 24, 2015

Extra Dental Benefits available to Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield members

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is now providing Dental Xtra Benefits for its dental plan members who have coronary artery disease, diabetes, a history of oral cancer, or for women who are pregnant.

The Dental Xtra Benefits program provides additional preventive and nonsurgical periodontal treatment and maintenance dental care, dental health education and outreach. Dental Xtra Benefits are provided at no addiitonal cost when members use an in-network provider.

“Research shows that dental health is closely tied to many chronic illnesses, and can have a big impact on the health of a mother’s unborn child, so it only makes sense for us to provide these extra benefits to our members who are at higher risk,” said Robert Griffin, M.D., chief medical officer for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.


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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)