Frequently Asked Questions
What is the fastest way to apply for coverage?
The fastest way to apply for coverage is to apply online at: https://access.arkansas.gov/
What services can I apply for with this application?
•You can apply for Medicaid, ARKids First or the Arkansas Works Program.
•If you are not eligible for any of the above coverage, your information will be transferred to the Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace to determine your eligibility for tax credits to help pay for a Qualified Health Plan.
Who can use this application?
Use this application to apply for you or anyone in your family.
•Apply even if you or your child already has health coverage. You could be eligible for lower cost or free coverage.
•Families that include immigrants can apply. You can apply for your children even if you are not eligible for coverage. Applying won’t affect your immigration status or chances of becoming a permanent resident or citizen.
•If someone is helping you fill out this application, you may need to complete a DCO-153, Consent for an Authorized Representative.
What will I need to apply?
•Your Social Security number (or document number if you are a legal immigrant)
•Employer and income information (examples: from recent paystubs, W-2 forms, or wage and tax statements)
•Information about any job related health insurance available to your family
•Policy numbers for any current health insurance
Why do you need my Social Security number, employer, and income information?
We ask about income and other information to let you know what coverage you qualify for and if you can get help paying for it. We’ll keep all the information you provide private and secure as required by law. To view the Privacy Act Statement go to: https://access.arkansas.gov/.
What if I need help with my application?
You can contact the Help Center at 1-855-372-1084 or contact your local DHS county office. En Español: Llame a nuestro centro de ayuda gratis al 1-855-372-1084.
Why is there a Voter Registration application included?
A Voter Registration packet is included with this application to provide an opportunity for
you to register to vote or change your voter registration address. By applying to register or declining to register to vote will not affect the amount of assistance that you will be provided by this agency.