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Health Insurance

True Blue PPO

True Blue PPO (preferred provider organization) is a network used by fully insured products including Arkansas Blue Cross, the Federal Employee Program and BlueCard. It is made up of doctors, hospitals and other health care professionals who sign contracts with True Blue PPO agreeing to accept our allowance to care for covered employees.

Network Hospitals:

  • St. Bernard's Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Jonesboro Surgical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Methodist Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
  • UAMS, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • St. Vincent's, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Baptist Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas

Finding a Physician

Find a physician on the BlueAdvantage Administrators site.

Contact Information

320 W Capitol Ste 500
PO Box 1460
Little Rock, AR 72203-1460

Phone: 800-370-5853

Visit the BlueAdvantage website >>  

Additional Information

New participants in any of the above plans may present a Certificate of Credible Coverage from a former employer/coverage provider to reduce or eliminate pre-existing limitations.

*Arkansas State University believes this plan is a “grandfathered health plan” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Affordable Care Act). As permitted by the Affordable Care Act, a grandfathered health plan can preserve certain basic health coverage that was already in effect when that law was enacted. Being a grandfathered health plan means that your plan may not include certain consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act that apply to other plans, for example, the requirement for the provision of preventive health services without any cost sharing. However, grandfathered health plans must comply with certain other consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act, for example, the elimination of lifetime limits on benefits.


Questions regarding which protections apply and which protections do not apply to a grandfathered health plan and what might cause a plan to change from grandfathered health plan status can be directed to your Human Resource Representative.