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October 8, 2014

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield opens ArkansasBlue health insurance store in Hot Springs

Ambassadors from the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and representatives from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield today cut the ribbon to the new ArkansasBlue health insurance store located at 1635 Higdon Ferry Road.

The new ArkansasBlue is the third insurance store in the state and a place for the residents of south central Arkansas to shop for affordable health, dental and vision insurance and get one-on-one help from ArkansasBlue's staff of health insurance experts.

"We believe that having a health insurance expert to talk to in person can provide real peace of mind to Arkansans who need health coverage," said Mark White, chief executive officer at Arkansas Blue Cross. "At ArkansasBlue, our health insurance experts can guide you through what is often a perplexing process and help you get the financial assistance for which you are eligible. And they will be here afterward to help you get the most from your health plan."


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Max Greenwood
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magreenwood@arkbluecross.com

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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)