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HIV and Enteropathy
Arkansas State Insurance Exchange

The Arkansas Insurance Exchange (Marketplace) is called the Arkansas Health Connector.
The Arkansas Health Connector is a Partnership Marketplace jointly administered by the State and the federal government, under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
General information about the Arkansas Health Connector can be found at:

Learn more: Background
The Arkansas Health Connector is essentially a marketplace for individuals to shop for health insurance if they do not already have insurance coverage from another source. If individuals have insurance from another source such as employment, retirement benefits, or spousal benefits, they do not need to obtain it from the Marketplace.
HIV Providers:
Providers must contract with each of the Qualified Health Plans offered in the marketplace individually to participate fully in the Arkansas Health Connector.
This process is similar to enrolling in insurance or managed care organization provider networks. See below the list of insurers participating in the Arkansas Health Connector, and information about contacting them.
As an HIV provider, you may qualify for designation as an “Essential Community Provider (ECP).” The Qualified Health Plans participating in the Insurance Exchange (Marketplace) are required to contract with a minimum number of ECPs and Specialists to ensure network adequacy.
Visit our Provider Resources Section for more specific instructions to assist you in contacting health plans. Learn More: Health Reform & My Practice
Qualified Health Plans Participating In the Exchange:
Below is a list of the Qualified Health Plans that have publically announced that they will offer plans in the Arkansas Health Connector.
Arkansas has established Health Partners as the “benchmark” plan.
This list is being routinely updated, and may change as insurers join or drop out of the exchange. Please check back for updates.
Ambetter of Arkansas
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

QualChoice Health Insurance
Plan Website:
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