Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace Information

Important dates for 2016 enrollment:

  • November 1, 2015: Open Enrollment starts — first day you can enroll in a 2016 Marketplace plan
  • January 1, 2016: First date 2016 coverage can start
  • January 31, 2016: 2016 Open Enrollment ends

If you don’t enroll in a 2016 plan by January 31, 2016, you can’t enroll in a health insurance plan for 2016 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Don’t assume that you will pay a high health insurance plan premium.  You may qualify for lower costs based on household modified adjusted gross income and number of people in your household.  The income totals used are national so they are higher than what you may think.  A single person making up to $46,680 may qualify for lower costs on health insurance coverage, and family of 4 with a household modified adjusted gross income of $95,400 may qualify for the tax credits, lower out of pocket costs or low cost health coverage through Medicaid.

To learn if you qualify for lower costs on health insurance coverage, find your estimated 2015 household income and household size on the chart below.  Click below to learn how to calculate income.

Learn how to estimate your income for the Marketplace.

Here is the link for a quick check: Do I qualify to save on health insurance coverage?

The column on the left tells you if you may qualify for premium tax credits, lower out-of-pocket costs, or low-cost health care through Medicaid.


Note:  If you have Medicare or are eligible due to age (65 & up) or disability, you must purchase a Medicare Supplement, Advantage Plan and Part D Rx Plan.  You are not eligible for coverage on the Marketplace.