Does AIM Clinics accept Medicaid or TEFRA?
We don’t currently accept Medicaid or TEFRA at this time, though that may change in the future. We realize that the waitlist for Medicaid’s Autism Waiver Program is very long and accessing ABA therapy through EPSDT is also a time-consuming process so we’d encourage parents of children with autism with Medicaid or TEFRA to explore the Arkansas Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (ArHIPP). If you have access to private health insurance through your employer or the Marketplace and you put your child with autism on that plan, the state of Arkansas will reimburse all or some of your private insurance premium and out-of-pocket medical costs through this program. It’s fairly easy to apply and great resource for families of children with autism.
Arkansas Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (ArHIPP)
The Arkansas Health Insurance Premium Payment (ArHIPP) program gives families of kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) the opportunity to save money on health care costs if their child is eligible for Medicaid or TEFRA.
ArHIPP reimburses you for all or a portion of the premiums you pay for your employer health insurance. In some cases, ArHIPP will pay for your entire family’s health care, even if other family members are not eligible for Medicaid.
ArHIPP may also pay for any out-of-pocket costs of ABA.
The ArHIPP program may provide you and your family with all or some of the following benefits:
Reimbursement for all or a portion of your employer-provided health insurance premium
Reimbursement for all or a portion of your out-of-pocket medical costs
Access to a wider network of doctors
Health care for your entire family, even family members who are not eligible for Medicaid
What are the benefits of Arkansas Health Insurance Premium Payment Program?
To qualify for ArHIPP, you must:
Have a child who is eligible for Medicaid
Have a child who has been diagnosed with a "high cost medical condition" (i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Live in Arkansas
Have access to employer-provided health insurance that could cover your child
If you are not currently insured through your job but meet ArHIPP's other qualifications, you can enroll in your employer-provided insurance at any time and do not have to wait for open enrollment.
Is my family eligible for Arkansas Health Insurance Premium Payment Program?
To apply for ArHIPP, you must:
Complete the ArHIPP application online, by mail or by phone (1.855.692.7447)
Contact ArHIPP by email or phone to retrieve your ArHIPP Case Number after you submit your application
Email or mail copies of the following documents to ArHIPP:
Your insurance card
Summary of Benefits of your or your desired health insurance plan
Paystub (if paystub displays health insurance premium deductions)
Child's diagnosis documents
Schedule an appointment for an informational consultation regarding your situation to find out more.