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February 1, 2016

Amanda Haralson named manager of Strategic Services and Project Management for Arkansas Blue Cross

Little Rock, Ark. (February 1, 2016) — Amanda Haralson has been named manager of Strategic Services and Project Management for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, according to Steve Abell, vice president of Strategic Services.

Haralson joined Arkansas Blue Cross’ Strategic Services team in 2013. In her new role, she will lead an expansion effort into new project management techniques involving a strategic planning committee to contribute to the development of diversified ventures.

Haralson earned her master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is a certified associate in Project Management and is seeking a professional designation in project management. She lives in North Little Rock and enjoys competitive tennis and volunteering at her church’s youth programs.


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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

Mark White

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mike Brown

Number of Employees

Approximately 2,800

Locations

Arkansas Blue Cross operates full-service regional sales and service centers serving seven designated geographic areas of the state. The centers, 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.

Arkansas Blue Cross opened and operates the state’s first, freestanding insurance store, ArkansasBlue, located in Shackleford Crossings Shopping Center in Little Rock. Since then, ArkansasBlue retail stores have opened in Pine Bluff, Hot Springs and Lowell.

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)