Marketplace & Arkansas Works


The healthcare marketplace ( was created by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. All individuals and families within certain income and household guidelines are able to enroll in health care through the marketplace and receive tax-assisted healthcare.

*The table below is an example taken from for a household of 4 in Arkansas for 2018 coverage. Subject to vary based on household size and income. Income guidelines and savings programs may be different from time of publishing. Please contact our office and speak with a licensed agent to review your healthcare needs. 

Estimated 2018 household income: Savings programs you may qualify for:
Below $34,638 Free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid.
$34,638 – $62,750 A health plan with lower monthly premiums PLUS extra savings.
$62,751 – $100,400 A health plan with lower monthly premiums.
Above $100,400 You won’t qualify to save on an insurance plan.

AR Works Program – Private Option

The Arkansas Works program was established by the Arkansas Legislature to replace the Health Care Independence Program (often called Private Option). Arkansas Works is an innovative, locally developed program that provides health care coverage to low-income adults.

In addition to providing health care coverage, Arkansas Works provides a referral to the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) for free job search assistance services, including job training and access to programs that improve job skills. [source: Arkansas Department of Workforce Services]

Please, be advised, Redline Health can advise and assist with plan selection AFTER you have been approved for the AR Works Program. To enroll in the AR Works Program, visit your local DHS county office for more information, or go to Access Arkansas to apply.

For more information about AR Works, visit the Arkansas Works Resource Dashboard.