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May 12, 2016

David Jacobson named vice president of Medicaid Business Development and Strategy for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Little Rock, Ark. (May 10, 2016) — David Jacobson has been named vice presidentof Medicaid Business Development and Strategy for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, according to Curtis Barnett, president and chief executive officer-elect for Arkansas Blue Cross.

In his role, Jacobson will work with healthcare providers, community organizations,advocates and state officials to help design and offer innovative programs to improve the health and quality of life for people who are covered by Arkansas Blue Cross through the Arkansas Works and Medicaid programs.

Prior to joining Arkansas Blue Cross, Jacobson served as vice president of Business Development for United Healthcare in Los Angeles, Calif., and as staff vice president for Anthem (Wellpoint), Inc., in Thousand Oaks, Calif.


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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)