AR Kids First Health Application Instructions

There are several different ways to apply for one of the available ARKids insurance plans:

  • You can visit the ARKids webpage, where you can find all of the available information as well as links which will take you to online form made by Department of Human Services of Arkansas. You can not only apply there, but you can fill out the form to see if you are eligible for ARKids insurance plans.
  • You can also apply by sending a written application. Call ARKids office, 1-888-474-3257, to ask for application form which will you'll receive by mail. Fill out the form and simply send it back or you can even bring it by yourself.
  • Application forms could be also found at your local health department, so this is also another way to get your own copy.

By applying to one of the ARKids insurance plans, you'll need to show some documents about yourself and your family by which you'll get approval for Plan A or Plan B of this insurance. These documents are: your birth certificate, paycheck stubs for each of the family member who has a job, Social Security card, Insurance policies, bank books and other documents which will show your financial status. This is needed because your financial status, as well as the size of your family, are the information which will put you in one of the ARKids medical insurance plans. You can look at these charts at by clicking here.

Eligibility Requirements

In general, ARKids First medical insurance is intended for low- and medium-income families. The two available plans are ARKids A (which is intended for low-income families) and ARKids B (for medium-income families).

ARKids A is a plan divided into two sub-plans: one for children under the age of 6 and other for age 6 and older. Depending on the family size and the annual income, you should be below the limit intended for this plan. You can check those limits through this chart. This plan usually covers a wide range of possible medical services, which are completely covered by your medical insurance.

ARKids B is intended for medium-income families and the eligibility requirements are quite similar to the previous plan. The only difference is that your family needs to have higher annual income. You can find these limits also at on ARKids eligibility page. These limits are maximum annual or monthly income figures. This means that you'll need to have an income which is above the limit for ARKids A but bellow the limit for ARKids B plan.

When applying for ARKids medical insurance, you don't need to choose the right plan at that point. You will need to show all your financial documents, after which you'll be automatically put in appropriate medical insurance plan.