Employee Benefits

Medicare Advantage

EBD is excited to provide Medicare-eligible retirees the coverage you are accustomed to, plus additional services through the new ARBenefits Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) plan. This plan is exclusively designed with you in mind and requires no further action to enjoy these new benefits! Reach out to UnitedHealthcare for more information about the plan and benefits at 1-844-488-3953, and contact the Employee Benefits Division for eligibility questions at 877-815-1017 or ask.ebd@arkansas.gov.

Why Medicare Advantage?

The ARBenefits Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) plan differs from other Medicare plans you might see advertised. Retirees will see significant savings on their monthly plan premiums, as well as access to services that aren’t currently available. Specialized benefits offered on this plan include:

  • free gym membership
  • enhanced hearing and vision benefits
  • dental and drug coverage
  • the ability to see any provider (in or out of network) as long as they accept Medicare
  • access to in-home visits to review your health history and perform a health screening
  • access to support when recovering from hospital stays

Important Information

2023 Plan Guides

How do I enroll?

You will be sent a letter approximately 90 days before you become Medicare eligible and you can select the Medicare Advantage Plan OR you can reach out to the Employee Benefits Division for assistance.

Need More Information?

UnitedHealthcare will host in-person, online, and phone informational sessions, allowing you to learn more about your new plan.

Upcoming Meetings

To RSVP for an in-person meeting, visit uhcrsvp.secure.force.com/, then enter the RSVP Invite Code STAR23 and your zip code, or call us at 1-844-488-3955, TTY 711, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. local time, Monday–Friday.

In Person:

Wednesday, September 27
9 a.m.–11 a.m., 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
Fort Smith Convention Center
55 S 7th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Friday, September 29
9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Fairfield Bay Conference Center
110 Lost Creek Pkwy
Fairfield Bay, AR 72088

Monday, October 2
9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Holiday Inn Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center
5200 Convention Plaza Drive
Texarkana, AR 71854

Tuesday, October 3
9 a.m.–11 a.m.
The Barn at Richwoods
1974 Hasley Rd
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Wednesday, October 4
9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Bensberg Event Center
2005 Fairview Rd SW
Camden, AR 71701

Thursday, October 5
9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Crossett Economic Development Community Center (Crossett Community Center)
105 W 2ND Ave
Crossett, AR 71635

Thursday, September 28
9 a.m.–11 a.m.
Horsehead Lake Lodge and Event Center
213 County Rd 3190
Clarksville, AR 72830

Friday, September 29
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Heber Springs Community Center
201 Bobbie Jean Ln
Heber Springs, AR 72543

Monday, October 2
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Fair Park Community Center
800 S Mockingbird Ln
Hope, AR 71801

Tuesday, October 3
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Malvern Country Club
473 Clubhouse Ln
Malvern, AR 72104

Wednesday, October 4
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
El Dorado Conference Center
311 S West Ave
El Dorado, AR 71730

Thursday, October 5
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sadie T Johnson Community Center
707 Highway 278 E
Monticello, AR 71655


Tuesday, October 10
10 a.m.–12 p.m. CT
Meeting number: 2663 840 7346
Event password: Fall@2023
Click here to join the meeting 

Wednesday, October 11
10 a.m.–12 p.m. CT
Meeting number: 2661 240 7842
Event password: Fall@2023
Click here to join the meeting 

Thursday, October 12
1 p.m.–3 p.m. CT
Meeting number: 2661 006 2234
Event password: Fall@2023
Click here to join the meeting 

To join the online meeting:

  1. Go to webex.com.
  2. At the top right of the page, select and click the “Join a meeting” button.
  3. Enter the Meeting number into the Meeting number field.
  4. Enter your name, email address and the Event password.
  5. Click the “Join Now” button to join the meeting. 
  6. To hear the presentation, dial 1-844-867-6169, then enter access code 5309649

To dial-in only for the online meeting:

  1. If you don’t have access to the internet, you can call 1-844-867-6169, TTY 711 to hear the presentation. 
  2. Enter access code 5309649 and follow the instructions that you hear on the phone.

Visit the Virtual Education Center 

Find details online about the benefits, programs and services available to you.

  • Learn how your ARBenefits Group Medicare Advantage (PPO) plan works
  • Learn about UnitedHealthcare® HouseCalls visits
  • View fliers, brochures and videos
  • Get more out of your plan


Call Customer Service at 1-844-488-3953, TTY 711, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. local time, 7 days a week.
Or learn more about the plan by visiting retiree.uhc.com/ARBenefits.

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