(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — The Arkansas Department of Human Services has added materials in Spanish and Marshallese to its online Update Arkansas toolkits as part of an ongoing campaign to encourage Medicaid clients to make sure their contact information is up-to-date before the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ends.
In March 2020, the federal government began allowing states to temporarily stop disenrolling Medicaid clients, even if they were no longer eligible, to help prevent people with Medicaid from losing their health coverage during the pandemic. Only clients who died, moved out of state, were incarcerated, or asked that their coverage end had their cases closed.
The Public Health Emergency was recently extended through July 15, 2022. While it could be extended again, it’s important for Medicaid clients to begin preparing by making sure their correct contact information is updated on file.
The Update Arkansas website, which is available at ar.gov/update, provides information and resources for clients, partners, and friends and family. This website includes information for clients on how to update their information and an array of materials for others to share, including social media graphics, frequently asked questions, flyers, and more.
All materials included on the website are now available in English, Spanish, and Marshallese, and future additions will also be translated into each language. A menu at the top of each page allows users to toggle between the English, Spanish, and Marshallese pages. Direct links to the Spanish and Marshallese sections are included below.
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