November 19, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Open enrollment deadline for health insurance coverage is December 15
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Uninsured Arkansans have until Tuesday, December 15 to enroll themselves and their families in a health insurance coverage plan through the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace.
Arkansas’s top insurance companies provide individual health insurance plans that are designed to meet the needs of Arkansans and to provide a variety of options that best fit household budgets. You may be eligible for financial assistance to help pay for the cost of the insurance. About 80 to 85% of Arkansans receive financial assistance with their monthly premiums.
“It is always important to ensure your family’s health and wellbeing by having quality insurance coverage,” said Alan McClain, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner. “But in the midst of a pandemic it is, quite frankly, a matter of life and death.”
Insurance coverage through AID’s Health Insurance Marketplace is for any Arkansan who does not have access to health insurance coverage through an employer-provided plan, Medicare or Medicaid.
Standard benefits include inpatient care, outpatient services, emergency care and prescription drugs. Each plan also emphasizes preventative care and screenings. Most importantly, there are no lifetime limits and no restrictions for pre-existing conditions.
Arkansans can shop the plans available via a link to healthcare.gov at myARinsurance.com website. For help in selecting appropriate health insurance options and to answer any questions, Arkansans can speak with call center representatives and, if needed may be referred to licensed insurance professionals in their home county by calling the My Arkansas HelpLine at 1-844-355-3262, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
About the Arkansas Department of Commerce:
The Arkansas Department of Commerce is the umbrella department for workforce and economic
development drivers. Its divisions and regulatory boards include Division of Aeronautics, Waterways
Commission, Wine Producers Council, Division of Workforce Services, Office of Skills Development, State
Bank Department, Insurance Department, Securities Department, Economic Development Commission and
Development Finance Authority. It was established July 2019 as part of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s widesweeping
efficiency and transformation efforts to reduce 42 cabinet agencies to 15 while maintaining
services for all Arkansans.
About the Arkansas Insurance Department:
The Arkansas Insurance Department, a division of the Arkansas Department of Commerce, was created on March 7,
1917, by an Act of the Arkansas General Assembly. For more information on the Arkansas Insurance Department,
please visit http://insurance.arkansas.gov, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ARInsuranceDept and
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ArkansasInsuranceDepartment.