Benefits Effective Oct. 1, 2010 through Dec. 30, 2011
Services Provided through Employee Benefits
The Employee Benefits Division (EBD) of the Department of Finance and Administration administers the ARHealth plan. Find all of the information for your plan by visiting www.arbenefits.org. EBD maintains all member eligibility, including dependent status and required documentation. EBD also is the COBRA administrator for the ARHealth plan.
If you are an active employee with the Public Schools, eligibility questions will generally be answered by your School Insurance Representative. If you are a COBRA participant, or are considering COBRA, please contact EBD.
The health care coverage you select is a very important decision. It's no surprise that more than 60,000 public school employees, retirees and dependents choose Health Advantage, a subsidiary company of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Health Advantage has offered health insurance products to public school employees and their dependents for more than 10 years.
We understand the importance of having local access to customer service for you and your family. If you need to walk in and speak with someone, we are there to help you, with our offices in Texarkana, Little Rock, Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Fort Smith, Pine Bluff and Fayetteville. Please feel free to visit the office nearest you.
ARHealth Health Advantage highlights:
- No referrals are required for services performed by an in-network provider.
- PCP and specialist office visit copayments are $25 and $35.
- In-network and out-of-network coinsurance amounts now are 20 percent and 40 percent on most services.
Pre-certification: Some services may require advance approval (pre-certification). Please read this important information about pre-certification, appeals and case management.
As an ARHealth member through Health Advantage, you have more freedom to choose the doctors and
hospitals that best suit you and your family. Your coverage gives you a world of choices through
the BlueCard® Program.