The Arkansas Department of Human Services began sending out notices in February for people to renew their enrollment in Medicaid.

Beginning on April 1, some Arkansans enrolled in Medicaid and ARKIDS will begin to lose their coverage for the first time since early 2020.

During the pandemic, families were not required to reapply each year and many fear that the state may not have accurate contact information for families currently being served. The Arkansas Medicaid Program has determined that 422,112 Medicaid recipients (37% of those currently enrolled) are either ineligible for Medicaid coverage due to information received from recipients (like an income change) or because they have been unable to contact clients based on inaccurate contact information on file.

Help families keep their insurance by sharing this information.

📞 Call the Update Arkansas hotline at 1-844-872-2660.

💻 Go online at Medicaid clients can log in or create an account, and then add your current contact information.

📍 Visit a local DHS county office to ensure your contact information on file is correct.

Visit this article by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families for more information. Download the flyers shown above to share in your child care setting for the attention of staff and families – English and Spanish. There are also other flyers here and here that you can share. Click on any of the images in this post to open them as a downloadable pdf.

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