Arkansas lawmakers approve contract in attempt to lower insurance costs

Arkansas lawmakers and officials from the Employee Benefits Division are revisiting the state’s health insurance plan for retired employees and public school employees. A contract negotiated between the Employee Benefits Division and United Healthcare was approved Wednesday by a legislative subcommittee that oversees the division. Jake Bleed, director of the Employee Benefits Division, said United […]

State draws protest over Medicare deal

Benistar Administrative Services has filed a protest over the state’s Employees Benefits Division’s award of a state contract to provide group Medicare Advantage with prescription drug coverage to eligible retirees in the state’s health insurance plans for public school and state employees to United Healthcare Insurance Co. Benistar’s filing of the protest led the Arkansas […]

NSGIC Supports Election Modernization with GIS Integration of Voter Rolls

Election security is in the news with many races decided by the thinnest of margins; NSGIC offers GIS support to ensure accurate district assignments. Imagine running for office, losing by 67 votes, then finding out that friends in your district couldn’t find you on the ballot. As that happened to a candidate in Georgia, he […]

State Education Department chief adopts new Pine Bluff School District lines

The state secretary of education adopted a drawing of zoning lines for the Pine Bluff School District. Secretary Johnny Key selected a scenario that was devised after the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems presented three possible drawings to district residents in April at Dollarway High School. District residents then reviewed and voted on the scenarios, with […]