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News and Updates for Brokers
March 18, 2021
Arkansas Begins Phase 1-C of COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
Arkansas vaccination Phase 1-C has started, which means vaccinations are happening now for Arkansans aged 16 to 64 with health conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19; plus essential workers in: energy, finance, foodservice, information technology and communications, legal, media, public health/human services, public safety, shelter and housing, transportation and logistics, and people residing in high-risk settings.

Vaccinations also continue for groups in Phase 1-A and 1-B, including health care workers, residents and staff at long-term care facilities, Arkansans who are 65 or older as well as those who work in education including K-12, child care and higher education. To receive the latest vaccination updates, please follow us or visit Arkansas Department of Health .
Take a Look at Our 2021 Metallic Plans and Rates
QualChoice Small Group POS and PPO plans provide excellent coverage at highly competitive rates. See how we compare!

Use our online quoting tool, QuicQuote, to run client proposals. Or call your sales representative for more information..
COVID-related Cafeteria Plan Flexibility Guidance
On February 18, 2021, the IRS released IRS Notice 2021-15, which clarifies cafeteria plan flexibility allowed in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. It provides additional COVID-19 relief & flexibility for health FSAs and dependent care assistance programs. Employers may allow participants to carry over unused amounts up to 12 months for 2020 and 2021 plan years. View the summary.

Cafeteria plan flexibility is optional and only applies to certain timeframes in 2020 and 2021.
Updated Forms

Make sure you are using current QualChoice forms, please download from the Broker Forms page at QualChoice.com each time you need to use one.
In the Media

Our latest Little Rock Family article, Mental Health and Our Children, provides tips to help children navigate the challenges of social isolation, virtual learning and missing milestone events.
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