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Arkansas Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Arkansas.

Disability Insurance

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration
800.772.1213

Find your local SSA office

More Disability Resources

Bankruptcy

How to File Bankruptcy in Arkansas for Free

Filing bankruptcy can be an effective way to eliminate medical bills and credit card debt among other kinds of erasable debts.

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243

Vocational Rehabilitation
Arkansas Department of Career Education
501.682.1500

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2596

Arkansas Department of Insurance
800.282.9134 or 501.371.2600

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272

COBRA-Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Insurance, Consumer Services Division
800.282.9134 or 501.371.2600

Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services
501.682.1442

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
ARKids First
888.474.8275

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

501-682-2121

Agency: Arkansas Division of Workforce Services

Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payment can be made either to a debit card or via direct deposit.

Applicants may file online or at any Arkansas Workforce Center Office. File here. Weekly recertifications for benefits can be made via phone: 501-682-2121 or online. Claimants must register with the The Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program (funded by the federal Department of Labor) and conduct regular job-search tracking activities in order to continue qualifying for unemployment benefits. There is a specific program for those who lose their jobs or have reduced hours due to increased imports. There is a comprehensive handbook of information.  Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.

Updates related to Arkansas unemployment benefits and Covid-19.

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

This state does not mandate insurers or HMOs doing business in state to cover routine patient costs associated with clinical trials. “Current as of 6/2011”