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July 3, 2014

ArkansasBlue, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield's health insurance store, coming soon in Hot Springs

ArkansasBlue, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s health insurance store, is coming soon to Hot Springs and will be open for business on September 8, 2014. The store will be located at 1635 Higdon Ferry Rd., Suite J, across the street from CHI St. Vincent and will sell health and dental insurance to individuals and families. Arkansas Blue Cross members also are welcome to visit the store when they have questions about their health or dental coverage.

“Finding the right health insurance plan should be convenient for our customers,” said Karen Raley, vice president of Corporate Marketing. “With the new health care law in effect, Arkansans have lots of choices and making the right decision can be confusing. Our staff at ArkansasBlue is prepared to help customers understand the new law and choose the most affordable health plan available.”

“Arkansas Blue Cross is committed to helping our customers make the right choice,” said Bryan Dorathy, regional executive in south central and southeast Arkansas. “The new ArkansasBlue store in Hot Springs gives customers the opportunity to come by and discuss their health insurance face-to-face with an expert, before choosing a plan. Some people even find out that they qualify for free or low-cost health insurance.”

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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


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)