Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Arkansas. With more than 642,000 Arkansas beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Arkansas. We want to help you better understand your options and make the decision-process as seamless as possible once you’re ready to enroll in Medicare or discover different coverage options.

Arkansas Medicare Enrollments


Original Medicare Plans (Part A and B)


Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans


Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug Plans)


Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Arkansas

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Arkansas?

Medicare covers most Arkansas residents who are age 65 or older. In general, Medicare enrollment in Arkansas works the same way as it does in the rest of the country. If you qualify, Original Medicare Part A and Part B will help cover your health costs.

Once you have Medicare eligibility, you can begin choosing a new health plan through a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medigap plan, and/or a Medicare Part D drug plan.

Who Qualifies for Medicare

Local Medicare Health Plan Resources in Arkansas

  • Arkansas Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP): The Arkansas Insurance Department heads up the SHIIP along with assistance from the Area Agencies on Aging offices around the state. The program is designed to help Medicare-eligible seniors with questions about their Medicare benefits, summary notices, and claim denials and appeals.
    Contact: Schedule a personalized counseling session with the Arkansas SHIIP Office by calling 501-371-2782 or toll-free at 800-224-6330. You can also send an email to insura[email protected] to request more information about the program, or find and contact your local office by referring to the SHIIP Partner map.

  • Choices in Living Resource Center: The Arkansas Department of Human Services operates the Choices in Living Resource Center, which also acts as an Aging and Disability Resource Center to provide information about long-term services and support to Arkansas seniors.
    Contact: Call 866-801-3435 or email [email protected] for more information about their various programs. You can also contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more about scheduling Medicare counseling.

  • Arkansas Medicare Savings Program is a State of Arkansas Program known as the Medicare Buy-in. Applications are processed by the Arkansas Department of Human Services at

  • Arkansas Division of Aging and Adult Services: Learn about state services for older adults.
    Contact: Call 501-682-2441

  • Arkansas Senior Medicare Patrol: Find out about common Medicare scams and learn steps you can take to prevent fraud.
    Contact: Call 501-320-6457 or toll-free at 866-726-2916.

  • Arkansas Medicaid: If you’re on Medicare with limited income, you may qualify for help with Medicare costs. Learn if you may be eligible and how to apply.
    Contact: Call 1-800-482-5431 (in-state toll-free) or 682-8501 (local and out-of-state), Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM ET.

The licensed agents that are partnered with Time for 65 can help you compare the availability, benefits, and costs of Medicare plans in your specific region of Arkansas. Our process makes it easier for you to access your Medicare eligibility in Arkansas so that you receive personalized, affordable, and easy-to-use coverage options and solutions. Feel free to fill out the form or give us a call at (866) 327-0148 anytime to get your free quote and ask any questions that may be lingering.