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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.

Insurance marketplace spurns fired attorney's offer

posted: 03/25/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace has rejected a settlement offer from its former attorney, who claims she was fired for urging the nonprofit to release an unredacted copy of a document to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Panel's aim: Put meetings on Web

updated: 03/23/2015 11:16 p.m. Discuss

The task force studying alternatives to Arkansas' private option Medicaid program decided Monday to seek approval to broadcast future meetings through an Internet video feed.

Transfer of $22M sought

posted: 03/19/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

In preparation for the establishment of Arkansas-based health insurance exchanges, the state Insurance Department hopes to transfer up to $22 million in federal grant money to a state-created nonprofit organization, Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr said Wednesday.

Health panel's target: Dec. 15

posted: 03/18/2015 3:18 a.m. Comment 1

A legislative task force will present its alternatives to Arkansas' so-called private option for expanded Medicaid coverage to Gov. Asa Hutchinson by Dec. 15, its co-chairman said Tuesday.

Costly drugs OK'd for sickest

posted: 03/18/2015 3:16 a.m. Comment 1

A state board on Tuesday approved a committee's recommendations for covering two new hepatitis-C drugs for teachers and state employees while continuing to restrict such coverage to patients with a certain severity of liver disease who meet other criteria.

Health plan panel votes to keep going

posted: 03/17/2015 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Legislators exploring changes to the health plans for teachers and state employees decided Monday that they want to continue the effort through June 30 of next year.

Plans look at $86,000 hepatitis treatment

updated: 03/15/2015 2:57 a.m. Comments 4

The health plans for teachers and state employees would begin covering two new drugs used to treat hepatitis-C under recommendations that a state board will consider Tuesday.

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