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State panel OKs more hepatitis-C drug buys

posted: 04/22/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

More teachers and state employees with hepatitis-C will be eligible for treatment with expensive drugs under changes adopted by a state board on Tuesday.

Group OKs money for health insurance computers

posted: 04/19/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The board working to establish Arkansas-based health insurance exchanges would allocate less money for computerized enrollment systems but more for staff salaries under a revised grant budget recommended Friday by the board’s grant committee.

Insurance hub redoes budget

posted: 04/18/2015 2:30 a.m. Comment 1

The board working to establish Arkansas-based health insurance exchanges would allocate less money for computerized enrollment systems but more for staff salaries under a revised grant budget recommended Friday by the board's grant committee.

In state, March adds 1,700 health-law sign-ups

posted: 04/17/2015 2:31 a.m. Comments 4

More than 1,700 Arkansans were approved for coverage under the state's expanded Medicaid program last month, increasing the number of people approved to 241,103, a spokesman for the state Department of Human Services said Thursday.

Big insurer bids to join state's hub

posted: 04/15/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

UnitedHealth Group is among five companies that have applied to offer coverage through Arkansas' health insurance exchange next year, a spokesman for the Arkansas Insurance Department said Tuesday.

Hepatitis A diagnosis prompts state alert

posted: 04/15/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Health issued an alert Tuesday after a worker at a Subway restaurant in Morrilton was diagnosed with hepatitis A.

For many, health plan said a first

posted: 04/11/2015 3:40 a.m. Comment 1

More than 40 percent of private-option enrollees who responded to a survey by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences said they had never been covered by insurance as an adult before they signed up for the Medicaid-funded program for low-income Arkansans, a UAMS professor said Friday.

Ad firm hired for insurance exchanges

posted: 04/09/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

A state board Wednesday hired a Little Rock advertising firm to conduct a multimillion-dollar campaign to promote enrollment in Arkansas-based health insurance exchanges that the board is establishing for individual consumers and small businesses.

Private option's enrollee cost flat

posted: 03/27/2015 2:30 a.m. Comment 1

The per-person payments to insurance companies for coverage under Arkansas' private-option Medicaid program rose by about 1 cent this month to $481.57, according to the state Department of Human Services.

3 firms make pitches to promote exchanges

posted: 03/26/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Three Little Rock firms competing for the contract to promote enrollment in Arkansas' health insurance exchanges for individual consumers and small businesses made presentations to a state board Wednesday.

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