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ARHOME

ARHOME

On January 1, 2022, Arkansas Works was replaced by the Arkansas Health and Opportunity for Me program, or ARHOME.

ARHOME will continue to offer health care coverage for eligible Arkansans. Just like with Arkansas Works, ARHOME uses Medicaid dollars to buy health care coverage for you from qualified health plans.

The ARHOME program uses Medicaid dollars to buy private health insurance for you. Health insurance plans cover medical costs so that you don’t have big bills after an emergency or illness. However, insurance plans and the state Medicaid program do not pay every cost.

If your yearly income places you above 100% of the Federal Poverty Line (in other words, if you make more than $12,888 a year), you are required to pay a $13 monthly premium. A premium is a monthly fee that helps pay for the cost of your insurance plan. The state Medicaid program pays the rest. You pay a premium only once a month.

You also are required to pay up to $60 for co-payments (or co-pays) each quarter. A co-pay is a small fee you pay when you receive a medical service or fill a prescription. Co-pays are generally $4.70 for a doctor visit. Generic medications are $4.70, and specialty drugs are $9.40. There are no costs to you for some services, such as preventive care and vaccines.

If you pay a total of $60 in co-pays during a quarter (or three-month period), you will not have to pay any other co-pays for the rest of that quarter. At the end of the quarter, you will start paying co-pays again.
If your income places you below 100% of the Federal Poverty Line (in other words, if you make less than $12,888 a year), there are no costs for your coverage. You do not have to pay premiums and you do not have to pay co-pays.

ARHOME focuses on improving your health, not just providing reliable health care coverage. ARHOME encourages you to be an active partner with your health care plan and work together to reach your health and well-being goals. A healthy Arkansas is a thriving Arkansas!

If you have any questions about your health care coverage, contact your plan directly or call 1-888-987-1200.

The ARHOME program uses Medicaid dollars to buy private health insurance for you. Health insurance plans cover medical costs so that you don’t have big bills after an emergency or illness. However, insurance plans and the state Medicaid program do not pay every cost.

ARHOME Advisory Panel Information

DMS Address

P.O. Box 1437, Slot S401
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437

DMS Phone Number

501-682-8292
Fax: 501-682-1197

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