Quality Health Matters
News and Updates for Employer Groups
July 23, 2018
Welcome Our New CEO!

Former CFO Randall Crow has been appointed CEO and President of QualChoice. He takes over for Mike Stock, who retired June 30. Randall has over 30 years' experience in managed care and the hospital industry. We're happy to have him at the helm! Randall was profiled in Arkansas Business on July 9. 


See Officers and Senior Management for staffing updates.

Member Termination Reminders
The Prior Authorization Transparency Act amendment of 2017 has impacted retro-termination of subscribers or members. View reminders and examples.
Arkansas Works Program Requirement
If you have part-time or full-time employees with health coverage through the Arkansas Works program, please help us make sure they're aware of the new work requirement. QualChoice is reaching out via text message, email, phone, letters and recorded voice calls. A dedicated customer service team is available to help members report their work activity if needed. Information is available at QualChoice.com.
Form 5500 Due July 31

Plan sponsors of employee benefit plans must file Form 5500/5500-SF electronically each year to satisfy annual reporting requirements under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code. The due date is the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends (July 31 for a calendar-year plan).

Visit irs.gov or dol.gov to learn more about filing requirements and exemptions.

Health IQ Challenge: Facts About High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (HBP)-also called hypertension-can be dangerous! Urge your employees to test their knowledge about this common condition.

Updated Forms
To make sure you are using current QualChoice forms, please download from the Employer Forms page at QualChoice.com each time you need to use one.
In the Media
Dr. Win Hammerly explains the difference between headaches and migraines, how to prevent them and what to do if you have them.

View all Health Tips here

In the Community
Walk With Me is a 5K USATF race and 2K family fun walk benefitting Easter Seals Arkansas. Over 2,000 participants form teams to raise funds.
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