Employee Benefits

Board Information

Due to Act 1004 of 2021, the duties of the State and Public-School Life and Health Insurance Board have been transferred to the State Board of Finance to develop further health and life insurance benefits for State and Public School employees and retirees. Additionally, The Employee Benefits Division has the added assistance of the State and Public School Health Benefits Advisory Commissions due to Act 114 of 2022. 

Through this transition, the Department of Transformation and Shared Services: Employee Benefits Division (TSS EBD) is committed to ensuring the long-term viability of health insurance and other products for employees, retirees, and their families. Although the division’s governance has changed, the mission remains the same: to ensure that members receive quality health care at an affordable cost while promoting exceptional customer service, education, and accessibility.

Members with questions or concerns regarding the impact of Act 1004 are encouraged to contact TSS EBD by phone at 877-815-1017 (press 1, then 2), or via email at AskEBD@arkansas.gov.

Additional information will also be available in our newsletters which can be found on our website under the “About Us” tab. Members may also sign up to receive our newsletter through email by following the steps below:

  1. Log into the ARBenefits Member Portal
  2. Go to the “Account” tab
  3. Scroll down to the “Email Info” section and check the “Subscribe to ARBenefits Emails” box.

You can learn more about The State Board of Finance and keep updated on meetings here.

2021 Board Minutes

State and Public-School Health and Life Insurance Board

Meeting Date Published Minutes
January 26, 2021 February 24, 2021
February 23, 2021 March 24, 2021
March 8, 2021 March 24, 2021
March 15, 2021 April 20, 2021
March 23, 2021 April 20, 2021
March 29, 2021 April 21, 2021
April 6, 2021 April 21, 2021

State and Public School Health and Life Insurance Benefits Subcommittee

Meeting DatePublished Minutes
January 22, 2021February 24, 2021

State and Public School Health and Life Insurance Drug Utilization and Evaluation Subcommittee

Meeting Date Published Minutes
January 11, 2021 March 24, 2021
March 8, 2021 November 10, 2021
July 19, 2021 November 10, 2021
September 13, 2021 November 10, 2021

Board of Finance Resources

Minutes Prior to 2021

EXCELLENCE & EXPEDIENCE
PEOPLE OVER PROCESS

INNOVATION

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

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