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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.

Employment

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

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

Vocational Rehabilitation
Arkansas Department of Career Education
501.682.1500
https://arcareereducation.org

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2596
www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/

Arkansas Department of Insurance
800.282.9134 or 501.371.2600
www.insurance.arkansas.gov

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Insurance, Consumer Services Division
800.282.9134 or 501.371.2600
www.insurance.arkansas.gov/csd.htm

Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services
501.682.1442
www.humanservices.arkansas.gov/dcfs/Pages/default.aspx

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
ARKids First
888.474.8275
www.arkidsfirst.com/home.htm

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/ar/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
https://insurance.arkansas.gov/pages/consumer-services/senior-health/

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
866.392.7284
https://www.dws.arkansas.gov

Agency: Arkansas Division of Workforce Services

Benefits range from a minimum of $81 to a maximum of $451 each week for a maximum of 16 weeks. 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 at https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment/ezarc/. Weekly recertifications for benefits can be made via phone: 501-907-2590 or online: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/unemployment/arknet/. 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 at https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/src/files/500_BOOKLET_8X11_ART_v07-2-2019.pdf.  Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/src/files/Common_Questions_and_Answers_Regarding_the_UI_Program_2020_March_31.pdf

Updates related to Arkansas unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://www.dws.arkansas.gov/src/files/Common_Questions_and_Answers_Regarding_the_UI_Program_2020_March_31.pdf

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”