Arkansas insurance law and regulation
News that affects your health insurance and planning
The history of health care planning in Arkansas (Information is outdated and links may be expired)
There were more than 157,000 diabetics reported in Arkansas as of the end of 2007, according to the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of diabetics is expected to increase significantly each year through at least 2025. Arkansas statute ST §23-79-601 enacted in 1997 requires regulated health plans to include coverage for diabetes. Yet diabetics face difficult challenges finding and keeping individual health insurance. For those not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid or employer-provided group coverage, the health plan choices are severely limited. Freedom Benefits offers a range of reference materials to help explain the laws that govern this area of health insurance as well as a list of specific insurance plans and other coverage options.