Arkansas ARKids First!
ARKids First provides health insurance coverage for more than 70,000 Arkansas children who otherwise might have gone without. ARKids First has expanded and will now offer two coverage options. ARKids A offers low income families a comprehensive p...
What is Arkansas ARKids First!?
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to nearly eight million children and families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but can't afford private coverage.
In some states, CHIP covers parents and pregnant women. Each state offers CHIP coverage, and works closely with its state Medicaid program. Please note: These programs may be called by different names in your state.
Some benefits covered through CHIP, include:
- Routine check-ups
- Doctor visits
- Dental and vision care
- Inpatient and outpatient hospital care
- Laboratory and X-ray services
- Emergency services
CHIP serves uninsured children up to age 19 in families with incomes too high to qualify them for Medicaid.
In general for this benefit program, the child must be a US national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and have low income.
The child must also be a resident of the state of Arkansas.
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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What is the application process for Arkansas ARKids First!?
To apply online, please visit the Access Arkansas online application portal.
For additional application information, visit the How do I apply page. You will be able to download an application form directly from the site.
You may also find out if you qualify through the Marketplace application.