Arkansas Works Enrollees Urged to Pay Overdue Insurance Premiums

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA) — The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) started mailing letters Wednesday to Arkansas Works enrollees who did not pay their $13 monthly premiums for their health insurance in 2017. 

The letters encourage enrollees to pay overdue premiums by Nov. 22, according to a DHS news release. 

“If enrollees do not pay their premiums, their names along with the amount owe will be turned over to the State Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) for what is called a tax intercept. That means DFA will move to recoup the money owed through the enrollees’ State tax refund,” the news release states. 

Arkansas Works Enrollees who earn an income between 100 to 138 percent of the federal poverty level are required by state law to pay a premium on the private health insurance they receive through the Arkansas Medicaid program, according to the news release.  

Enrollees who owe premium payments can mail those payments to the Arkansas Department of Human Services Office of Finance, P.O. Box 8181 – Slot WG-2 Little Rock, AR 72203-8181.

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