News Release

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


Max Greenwood @ 501-378-2131

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (July 3, 2014) — 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.”

Arkansas Blue Cross is one of a growing number of Blue plans throughout the country opening retail locations. The Hot Springs store is the third ArkansasBlue store operated by Arkansas Blue Cross. Other ArkansasBlue locations:

  • West Little Rock in the Shackleford Crossings Shopping Center
  • Pine Bluff, across the street from Walmart on Highway 63

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 and its affiliates have more than 2,500 employee.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is comprised of 37 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans that collectively provide health care coverage for 100 million — nearly one in three — Americans.

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