Arkansas Health and Opportunity for Me

Arkansas Health and Opportunity for Me (ARHOME), previously known as Arkansas Works, is a Medicaid program that offers eligible Arkansans health insurance coverage.

Most ARHOME beneficiaries receive their coverage through private Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) provided by one of two private health insurance carriers:

  1. Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield
  2. Arkansas Health & Wellness (Ambetter)

Individuals at or below 100% of FPL do not pay a premium or any copays for the care they receive. Those with income above 100% pay a $13 premium each month for their coverage or up to $240 per year for copayments to providers.


Who gets Medicaid in Arkansas? #

Most people who can get Medicaid in Arkansas are in one of these groups:

  • Age 65 and older.
  • Under age 19.
  • Blind.
  • Disabled.
  • Pregnant.
  • The parent or the relative who is caretaker of a child with an absent, disabled, or unemployed parent.
  • Living in a nursing home.
  • Under age 21 and in foster care.

What is the income limit for Arkansas Medicaid? #

As Arkansas is expanding Medicaid coverage, nearly all uninsured Arkansans age 19-64 with income up to 138% of the federal poverty level may gain coverage under the ACA. Children and pregnant women are eligible at higher income levels.

Arkansas Medicaid 147% 214% 138%
1 $21,430 $31,200 $20,120
2 $28,990 $42,200 $27,210
3 $36,540 $53,200 $34,310
4 $44,100 $64,200 $41,400
5 $51,660 $75,200 $48,490
6 $59,210 $86,200 $55,590
7 $66,770 $97,200 $62,680
8 $74,320 $108,200 $69,770

A 5% disregard based on the federal poverty level (FPL) for the household size is applied and is reflected in the amounts shown above.

Where do I apply for Medicaid in Arkansas? #

Online enrollment is now available through ACCESS Arkansas — where uninsured Arkansas can apply for Medicaid, ARKids First! and other State’s benefit programs.

If you have any questions about your health care coverage, please call 1-888-987-1200.

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