Arkansas Health & Wellness Solutions Receives Approval to Participate in
Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 26, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkansas Health & Wellness
Solutions announced today that it has received approval from the Arkansas
Insurance Department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
to participate as a Qualified Health Plan issuer in the Arkansas Health
Insurance Marketplace, where it will offer a line of products branded as
Ambetter of Arkansas.
With the implementation of the Federal Affordable Care Act and the
Arkansas-enacted Health Care Independence Program (also known as the Private
Option), health insurance marketplaces, or health exchanges will offer
consumers a place to shop, compare and select an affordable health plan.
Consumers can start shopping during the initial Open Enrollment period
beginning October 1, 2013, and going through March 31, 2014, and can compare
and purchase Ambetter products on our www.ambetterofarkansas.com site.
Arkansas Health & Wellness Solutions is a newly formed health plan with its
core operational functions being handled by NovaSys Health, which has been
providing services in Arkansas since 1996. For the last 6 years, NovaSys
Health has partnered with the State of Arkansas to manage the ARHealthNetworks
Demonstration Project, a program designed to provide healthcare coverage to
uninsured Arkansans. Since inception the ARHealthNetworks program has
provided healthcare benefits to almost 50,000 Arkansans.
"Participating in Arkansas' Health Insurance Marketplace is a natural
progression from our previous experience of offering affordable and innovative
services to Arkansans," said John P. Ryan, President and CEO of Arkansas
Health & Wellness Solutions. "Our marketplace offerings will be under the
product name Ambetter, a name that exemplifies our commitment to providing
access to quality, integrated healthcare for individuals that can help
transform the communities in which they live, work and raise families."
About Arkansas Health & Wellness Solutions
Arkansas Health & Wellness Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene
Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core
Medicaid and specialty services. Information regarding the Ambetter product
line is available via the Internet at www.ambetterofarkansas.com.
SOURCE Arkansas Health & Wellness Solutions
Contact: Dwane Tankersley, Manager, Marketing & Communications, Office:
501-954-6159, Cell: 501-920-4500, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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