According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 478,000 Arkansas residents are uninsured (about 19% of the state’s population) and 95% of those are eligible for tax credits to supplement their insurance costs in the Affordable Care Act-enabled marketplace.

The HHS also reported that the average cost for the bronze plan in Arkansas, the lowest-cost option, is $275 /mo. before any tax credits. This is near the national average for a bronze plan which is $249 a month.

Arkansas has opted to let the federal government and the HHS run their health care marketplace. Residents can enroll at the official website Healthcare.gov or they can call 1-800-318-2596, available 24/7. They can also get more information at the state-run website www.arhealthconnector.org. As a basis for comparison, we encourage you to get quotes direct from other insurance companies to view a better range of plans and to get assistance with dental and vision plans.