posted: 04/18/2015 2:30 a.m.
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.
posted: 04/17/2015 2:31 a.m.
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.
posted: 04/15/2015 3:43 a.m.
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.
posted: 04/15/2015 3:01 a.m.
The Arkansas Department of Health issued an alert Tuesday after a worker at a Subway restaurant in Morrilton was diagnosed with hepatitis A.
posted: 04/11/2015 3:40 a.m.
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.
posted: 04/09/2015 3:11 a.m.
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.
posted: 03/27/2015 2:30 a.m.
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.
posted: 03/26/2015 3:13 a.m.
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.
posted: 03/25/2015 3:26 a.m.
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.
updated: 03/23/2015 11:16 p.m.
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.
posted: 03/19/2015 3:11 a.m.
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.
posted: 03/18/2015 3:18 a.m.
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.
posted: 03/18/2015 3:16 a.m.
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.
posted: 03/17/2015 2:42 a.m.
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.
updated: 03/15/2015 2:57 a.m.
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.