Tens of thousands of Arkansans are expected to take part in the open enrollment period under the federal Affordable Care Act that begins this weekend.
Open enrollment begins Saturday and lasts until Feb. 15. Residents can enroll in the health marketplace, renew or change their plan options during this period.
The state says more than 44,000 residents enrolled in the health care marketplace for 2014 plans.
The nonprofit Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, which is leading the effort to inform residents about the health care law and the open enrollment period, estimates that tens of thousands of residents will sign up in the marketplace during the second annual enrollment period.
The federal government estimates that 7.1 million Americans have enrolled in the health care marketplace.