BlueAdvantage Administrators of Arkansas is Arkansas' largest third-party administrator, administering
employer health-plan benefits for more than 1 million members. As an operating division of Arkansas Blue
Cross and Blue Shield, BlueAdvantage provides customized, high-quality health benefits administration and
related outsourcing services to self-funded groups. BlueAdvantage is an Independent Licensee of the Blue
Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Arkansas Blue Cross first began administering benefits for self-funded health plans in 1975. In 1988,
BlueAdvantage was established to specialize in providing this service. Our customers range from small
employers with a single location to national employers with multiple work sites located across the country.
BlueAdvantage offers a number of services that can be adapted to meet the unique needs of our customers.
We administer a variety of self-funded health plans, including preferred provider organizations (PPOs),
employer provider organizations (EPOs) and indemnity, and point-of-service (POS), and consumer-directed health
plan designs. All administrative services are integrated to reduce hassles for our customers and streamline
service delivery. With a firm commitment to quality, we work hard to provide these services accurately and timely.
Through its affiliation with Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, BlueAdvantage offers its customers
access to the National BlueCard Program. The BlueCard Program consists
of a national network of
healthcare providers that have agreed to accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield allowed charges and not
hold the patients responsible for the difference between these allowed charges and the amount the
provider normally bills for a service. Patients are responsible for any deductible, coinsurance and
non-covered services. The BlueCard Program is ideal for groups with employees in multiple states.
Customers of BlueAdvantage may choose either the True Blue or Arkansas' FirstSource Preferred Provider
Organization (PPO) networks. The True Blue PPO is open to any doctor or hospital in Arkansas meeting the
standards established by the network and is the state’s largest PPO. Both networks are generally recognized
(including by Excess Loss Carriers) as bringing unparalleled value and savings to customers.
BlueAdvantage may not be your employer's third-party claim administrator. However,
your employer may access the True Blue PPO network. By payment of a monthly fee,
employers can lease access, thereby enjoying the benefit of discounted medical services.
BlueAdvantage Administrators of Arkansas is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and is licensed to offer health plans in all 75 counties of Arkansas. Copyright © 2002-2019 BlueAdvantage Administrators of Arkansas