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Cawyer to lead state Assessment Coordination Division

  • Posted Date: 07/07/2020
  • Office: All DFA
  • News:

    ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF
    FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    July 7, 2020

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    Scott Hardin, DFA Spokesperson
    501-682-5339, scott.hardin@dfa.arkansas.gov

     

    Cawyer to lead state Assessment Coordination Division

    Former Columbia County Assessor brings more than 20 years of experience to ACD

     

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (July 7, 2020) – Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Secretary Larry Walther today announced Sandra Cawyer has joined DFA as Director of the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Division (ACD). Prior to joining DFA, Cawyer served as Columbia County Assessor for nine years. She replaces Bear Chaney, who recently retired.

    ACD works closely with county assessors to promote and oversee fair, equitable and uniform property tax treatment for all taxpayers, local government officials, and school districts across the state.

    “Sandra has the experience and relationships needed to understand the role property taxes play in Arkansas, and I am excited to have her leadership and perspective at DFA,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson.

    Cawyer began her career in county government in 1999. During her career, she has completed more than 200 hours of appraisal classes and has been awarded with the designation of Senior Appraiser from the State of Arkansas. 

    “I am very impressed with Sandra’s positive leadership style and technical knowledge,” said Secretary Walther.  “She will continue the great work of ACD while focusing on customer service and county outreach.”

    She was named Assessor of the year in Arkansas in 2015. In 2017 she received the Kenneth Eddy Memorial Award from the Assessor’s Association and a Career Achievement Award from South Arkansas Women’s Network. Cawyer serves on the Executive Board of the Arkansas Assessor’s Association.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Arkansas Counties.

    “While Arkansans may associate DFA with our Revenue Offices, ACD also has an impact on millions of Arkansans each year,” said DFA Commissioner of Revenue Charlie Collins. “Accurate assessments ensure school districts throughout the state are properly funded. If assessments are inaccurate and inconsistent, school districts feel the consequences. Sandra understands this and brings a thorough understanding and knowledge of the process to ACD.”

    For more information regarding ACD, visit https://www.arkansasassessment.com/.

June 2020 General Revenue Report posted

May 2020 General Revenue Report posted

Official General Revenue and Economic Forecast for June, 2020

Medical Marijuana Commission Meeting

  • Posted Date: 06/25/2020
  • Office: Medical Marijuana Commission
  • News:

    The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission will meet remotely on Tuesday, June 30 at 4:30 p.m. to consider potentially issuing additional licenses.

    The meeting will be live streamed by Arkansas PBS at www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan.

    Click here for the meeting agenda. 

Arkansas Statewide Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Strategic Plan (Federal Award 2018-AR-BX-K085)

Racing Commission to meet Monday, June 22

Proposed Rules: Distiller or Liquor Manufacturer Operations; Permits to Manufacture and Wholesale Alcoholic Beverages

  • Posted Date: 06/19/2020
  • Office: Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • News:

    SUBTITLE K – DISTILLERS OR MANUFACTURERS

    RULES APPLICABLE TO PERMITS TO MANUFACTURE AND WHOLESALE

    PUBLIC NOTICE

                In compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act of the State of Arkansas  (Act 434 of 1967), notice is hereby given that the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board  proposes to promulgate rules concerning the alcoholic beverage industry and medical marijuana industry in the state of Arkansas.

                The Board will consider rules in the following areas:  distiller or liquor manufacturer operations; permits to manufacture and wholesale alcoholic beverages; medical marijuana processor licensure rules; medical marijuana transportation operational rules.

                The public comment hearing will be held on July 15, 2020, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., in the fifth floor conference room, 1515 West Seventh Street, Little Rock, Arkansas.  All interested parties will be afforded an opportunity to present their views at the hearing. The proposed rule is available on our website at: https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/alcoholic-beverage-control

                The Alcoholic Beverage Control Division will accept written comments on the proposed rule from June 15, 2020 to July 14, 2020.  Please send comments to:  The Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, 1515 WEST 7th, SUITE 503, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72201

                All inquiries concerning the public comment hearing should be directed to Michael Lewis, Staff Attorney, ABC  Division, 1515 West Seventh Street, Suite 503, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201.

Proposed Processor Rules: Medical Marijuana

  • Posted Date: 06/19/2020
  • Office: Medical Marijuana Commission
  • News:

    Proposed Processor Rules: Medical Marijuana

    PUBLIC NOTICE

                In compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act of the State of Arkansas  (Act 434 of 1967), notice is hereby given that the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board  proposes to promulgate rules concerning the alcoholic beverage industry and medical marijuana industry in the state of Arkansas.

                The Board will consider rules in the following areas:  distiller or liquor manufacturer operations; permits to manufacture and wholesale alcoholic beverages; medical marijuana processor licensure rules; medical marijuana transportation operational rules.

                The public comment hearing will be held on July 15, 2020, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., in the fifth floor conference room, 1515 West Seventh Street, Little Rock, Arkansas.  All interested parties will be afforded an opportunity to present their views at the hearing. The proposed rule is available on our website at: https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/alcoholic-beverage-control

                The Alcoholic Beverage Control Division will accept written comments on the proposed rule from June 15, 2020 to July 14, 2020.  Please send comments to:  The Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, 1515 WEST 7th, SUITE 503, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72201

                All inquiries concerning the public comment hearing should be directed to Michael Lewis, Staff Attorney, ABC  Division, 1515 West Seventh Street, Suite 503, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201.

Proposed Transporter Rules: Medical Marijuana

  • Posted Date: 06/19/2020
  • Office: Medical Marijuana Commission
  • News:

    Proposed Transporter Rules: Medical Marijuana

    PUBLIC NOTICE

                In compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act of the State of Arkansas  (Act 434 of 1967), notice is hereby given that the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board  proposes to promulgate rules concerning the alcoholic beverage industry and medical marijuana industry in the state of Arkansas.

                The Board will consider rules in the following areas:  distiller or liquor manufacturer operations; permits to manufacture and wholesale alcoholic beverages; medical marijuana processor licensure rules; medical marijuana transportation operational rules.

                The public comment hearing will be held on July 15, 2020, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., in the fifth floor conference room, 1515 West Seventh Street, Little Rock, Arkansas.  All interested parties will be afforded an opportunity to present their views at the hearing. The proposed rule is available on our website at: https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/alcoholic-beverage-control

                The Alcoholic Beverage Control Division will accept written comments on the proposed rule from June 15, 2020 to July 14, 2020.  Please send comments to:  The Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, 1515 WEST 7th, SUITE 503, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72201

                All inquiries concerning the public comment hearing should be directed to Michael Lewis, Staff Attorney, ABC  Division, 1515 West Seventh Street, Suite 503, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201.

Arkansas Racing Commission Meeting Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

  • Posted Date: 06/17/2020
  • Office: All DFA, Racing Commission
  • News:

    The Arkansas Racing Commission will meet Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. at the Old Supreme Courtroom on the second floor of the State Capitol Building (Commissioners and Accredited Press Only) located at 323 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72201.  

Agenda, June 16, 2020 Commission Meeting

  • Posted Date: 06/16/2020
  • Office: All DFA, Medical Marijuana Commission
  • News:

    Agenda

Notice of New Rule

Agenda, June 8, 2020 Commission Meeting

  • Posted Date: 06/05/2020
  • Office: All DFA, Medical Marijuana Commission
  • News:

    Agenda

ABC temporary rule change allows for outdoor service

  • Posted Date: 05/13/2020
  • Office: Alcoholic Beverage Control, All DFA
  • News:

    Temporary Outdoor Permit Expansions:
    Outdoor service area may be established on a temporary basis during which time the COVID19 Emergency declaration is in place and restaurant in-door seating is restricted per the Arkansas Department of Health Directives.  Requests must be made in writing and contain a drawing of the outdoor service area sought to be under the temporary expansion along with approval from city or county officials.  Such outdoor service area shall be clearly defined by temporary fences, walls or barriers that will constitute a recognized boundary and contain posting with a 5” X 7” sign, at locations to be determined by the Director or Board, stating “NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BEYOND THIS POINT”.  All Alcoholic Beverage Control rules governing outdoor service areas, not explicitly addressed herein, shall remain in effect as well as all Arkansas Department of Health Directives.

Request For Review and Comments: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) FY2020 State Application

May 6 MMC meeting canceled

  • Posted Date: 05/05/2020
  • Office: Medical Marijuana Commission
  • News:

    NOTICE:

    Due to COVID-19-related concerns, the May 6 meeting of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission (MMC) has been canceled.
    Please check back for status updates regarding the May 26 MMC meeting.

    Additional updates are available on the MMC’s Facebook page (search “Arkansas MMC”).

Availability of Funds Notice: Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP)

Availability of Funds Notice: Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (COVID-19)

April 2020 General Revenue Report posted

ABC and Miscellaneous Tax Revise Procedures for Requesting Destruction of Beer Inventory and Claiming Credit or Refund of Tax Paid

ABC rule changes extended, new change to inactive permits

  • Posted Date: 04/24/2020
  • Office: Alcoholic Beverage Control, All DFA, Director’s Office
  • News:

    NOTICE PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-16:  ALL RULE CHANGES IMPLEMENTED DUE TO THE COVID19 EMERGENCY SHALL BE EXTENDED UNTIL THE EMERGENCY SUBSIDES.

    Pursuant to the Governor’s March 17th Proclamation and Executive Order 20-16 the Alcoholic Beverage Control has set forth the following Rule Amendments effective immediately

    PERMITS CURRENTLY ON INACTIVE STATUS:
    Any permit remaining on inactive status for a period of  more eighteen (18) months, which was set to expire during the COVID19 Emergency Declaration, shall be stayed from expiring until after the Declaration has been lifted and shall be granted an additional extension of time equal to the period for which the Emergency Declaration was in place.

Updated Professional Consultant Services & Technical and General Services Contract Deadlines

Live Bid Opening Information

DFA Suspends Requirement to Show Proof of Assessment and Property Tax Paid for Vehicle Registration and Renewal

  • Posted Date: 04/17/2020
  • Office: All DFA, Motor Vehicle
  • News:


     NOTICE OF SUSPENSION OF ARKANSAS STATUTES AFFECTING MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION TRANSACTIONS IN REVENUE OFFICES UNDER
    EXECUTIVE ORDERS (EO) 20-06 AND 20-16

    Pursuant to the authority under Governor Asa Hutchinson’s March 17, 2020 Executive Order 20-06 and April 13, 2020 Executive Order 20-16, the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration has identified provisions of regulatory statutes stated below that prevent, hinder, or delay DFA’s ability to render maximum assistance to the citizens of Arkansas while adhering to guidelines to prohibit the spread of disease or seeking assistance from the state to obtain benefits or services related to health, education, employment, or any service rendered by the State in response to or to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The identified statutes below are suspended until the COVID-19 emergency subsides.

     

    Ark. Code Ann. § 27-14-1015 and Act 465 of 1967, § 17 – Proof of Property Tax Assessment and Payment of Tax for Motor Vehicle Registration

    • Ark. Code Ann. § 27-14-1015 and Act 465 of 1967, § 17 require that for DFA to register a motor vehicle or to renew a motor vehicle registration, a person must present proof of an assessment from the county assessor where the property will be located and proof that personal property taxes have been paid. Under EO 20-06 and EO 20-16, DFA has suspended until the COVID-19 emergency subsides the requirement under Ark. Code Ann. § 27-14-1015 and Act 465 of 1967, § 17 that a person provide proof of property tax assessment and payment of tax due for purposes of motor vehicle registration and renewal of registration.
    • This notice does not suspend any statute, rule, or law requiring a person to assess their personal property or pay any property tax due. This notice also does not suspend any statute, rule, or law requiring payment of sales or use tax (including accrued penalties and interest on tax owed) on a vehicle purchase or payment of any registration fee or other fee.
    • New motor vehicle registrations and renewals of registrations may be completed online at https://mydmv.arkansas.gov/. Renewal of registration is also available by phone by contacting DFA at 1-800-941-2580.

Emergency Rule Changes Regarding ABC Permits

  • Posted Date: 04/03/2020
  • Office: Alcoholic Beverage Control, All DFA
  • News:

    EMERGENCY RULE CHANGES REGARDING CLOSED BUSINESSES WITH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL PERMITS

    Pursuant to the Governor’s March 17th Proclamation the Alcoholic Beverage Control has set forth the following Rule Amendments effective immediately and to continue for the next thirty days.

    TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF CLOSED PERIOD FROM 30 DAYS TO 60 DAYS BEFORE BEING PLACED ON INACTIVE STATUS

    In the event a permittee does not conduct business under any permit issued for a period of sixty (60) days, the permit shall be surrendered to the Director and shall be placed on inactive status.  In active status shall commence at the end of sixty (60) days after close of business, regardless of whether the permit is surrendered to the Director.  In any event, for purposes of this Regulation, a business that has been closed for a period of sixty (60) days shall be deemed to be on inactive status.

    TEMPORARILY NEW PERMIT HOLDERS DO NOT HAVE TO OPEN BEFORE PLACING THEIR PERMITS ON INACTIVE STATUS

    Requests for inactive status may be completed by a permit holder after the permit has been issued without the need of opening for one eight (8) hour day.

     

    EMERGENCY RULE CHANGES REGARDING 2020 RENEWAL OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL PERMITS – WAIVER OF LATE FEES

    Pursuant to the Governor’s March 17th Proclamation the Alcoholic Beverage Control has set forth the following Rule Amendments effective immediately and to continue for the next thirty days.

    ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PERMITS MAY BE RENEWED UNTIL OCTOBER 28, 2020 WITHOUT INCURRING A LATE FEE

    All permits issued by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division are renewable on or before June 30th of each calendar year for the fiscal year beginning July 1ST.   There will be no assessment of a late fee for those permits renewed after July 1st, 2020.  No permit shall be renewed by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division for the current fiscal year after October 28th

     

    EMERGENCY RULE CHANGES REGARDING WHOLESALE DELIVERY INVOICE SIGNATURES

    Pursuant to the Governor’s March 17th Proclamation the Alcoholic Beverage Control has set forth the following Rule Amendments effective immediately and to continue for the next thirty days.

    TEMPORARY WAIVER OF INVOICE SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS

    Each delivery of controlled beverages by a wholesaler shall be accompanied by an invoice of sale bearing the name of the retailer together with a full description of the controlled beverages delivered, the price and terms of sale and the place and date of actual delivery.  One (1) copy of such invoice shall contain the legibly printed first and last name of the individual receiving the delivery. Another copy shall be retained by the retailer.  The wholesaler and retailer shall maintain a file of such copies for a period of three (3) years following the date of delivery. 

     

March 2020 General Revenue Report posted

Emergency Rule Changes Regarding ABC Application Process

  • Posted Date: 04/01/2020
  • Office: Alcoholic Beverage Control, All DFA
  • News:

        

    EMERGENCY RULE CHANGES REGARDING APPLICATIONS FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PERMITS

    Pursuant to the Governor’s March 17th Proclamation the Alcoholic Beverage Control has set forth the following Rule Amendments effective immediately and to continue for the next thirty days.

    EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR REQUIREMENTS:

    The live educational seminar has been suspended due to COVID19.  Any person who is applying for a retail alcoholic beverage license or private club license must attend an educational seminar offered by Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.  Action on an application may be taken during the period of time in which the live educational seminar has been suspended due to COVID19; however, attendance at the seminar by the applicant for any application granted during this time period must be completed within six months of re-initiation of the live educational seminar.  


    BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:
    Any person applying for an ABC permit, other than as excepted within in our rules, shall prove that they have not been found guilty of or pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to any felony in the State of Arkansas or any similar offense by a court in another state or of any similar offense by a military or federal court.  In order to prove this qualification, there shall be attached to the application at the time it is tendered to the agency, an in-state criminal background check through the Arkansas State Police. Processing of Arkansas State Police background checks may be performed ONLY through their online services at this time. Instructions and access to this process can be found at:

    1.    https://asp.arkansas.gov
    2.    Scroll down to “Online Services”, Click on the middle tab “Licensing” and then click on “Criminal Background Check” 
    3.    Then click on “Subscribe Online”

    Arkansas State Police and many local law enforcement agencies are no longer conducting fingerprint services; therefore, the applicant shall furnish fingerprints for electronic submission to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations through an approved Arkansas State Police fingerprint harvester.  Those Arkansas State Police approved harvesters are as follows:

    Arkansas Live Scan 
    Catherine Doyle – Fingerprint Tech – 
    Office phone:  (501) 246-3780
    3901 McCain Park Drive, Suite 110, North Little Rock, AR  72116

    Arkansas Live Scan 
    Bart Simpson – Fingerprint Tech   

    Arkansas Live Scan 
    Melody Harshbarger- Fingerprint Tech  
    Email: melody@arkansaslivescan.com
    Office phone: 1- (888) 292-4211
    3811 Rogers Avenue, Suite B, Fort Smith, AR  72903

    Arkansas Live Scan 
    Email Todd Armstrong: prints@arkansaslivescan.com
    Office phone: 1 (888) 292-4211
    1402 Arapaho, Springdale, AR  72764 

    To Schedule Appointments visit - www.ArkansasLiveScan.com or call 501-246-3780.

DFA Suspends Penalty for Late Motor Vehicle Registration

Filing date to pay individual income taxes extended to July 15

OCSE Lobbies Temporarily Closed to the Public

COVID-19: DFA Frequently Asked Questions

  • Posted Date: 04/09/2020
  • Office: All DFA
  • News:

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

     

    I am receiving a stimulus rebate check from the United States Treasury. Will my stimulus rebate check be subject to Arkansas Individual Income Tax?

    No. The COVID-19 novel coronavirus recovery rebate check is not subject to Arkansas Individual Income Tax. Under Section 2201 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the United States Congress has authorized 2020 Recovery Rebates for Individuals. These payments, in the maximum amount of $1,200 per qualifying adult ($2,400 for joint filers) and $500 per qualifying child, are not considered taxable income for the purposes of Arkansas Individual Income Tax. The Internal Revenue Service has provided further information regarding the payment of the 2020 Recovery Rebates at the following website: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know.

    Are Revenue Offices open for business?

    Yes, Revenue Offices remain open with limited exceptions. Revenue Offices located within county facilities that have been closed must also close as a result. The list of locations closed to county closures include: Rogers, Gravette, Hamburg, McGehee, Decatur, Corning, Piggott, Mountainburg, Charleston, Walnut Ridge, Cave City, Ash Flat, Benton, Horseshoe Bend, Wynne, Mammoth Spring and Dover. DFA will provide statewide notification if there are any additional changes.

    DFA is continuing to receive instruction and guidance from the Governor’s Office, the Arkansas Department of Health, as well as the federal government for purposes of maintaining appropriate safeguards for citizens and employees while continuing to provide service to citizens. The majority of Revenue Office-related services are offered online at https://mydmv.arkansas.gov/. Available online services include registering a vehicle, ordering a replacement driver’s license, and ordering a personalized license plate along with many additional services.


    Will DFA extend the April 15 filing deadline or extend the time period in which taxes are paid?

    Yes. Governor Hutchinson announced the extension, via executive order, of the 2019 individual income tax filing date and individual income tax payment date from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. This extension includes 2019 returns of Subchapter S Corporations, fiduciaries and estates, partnerships and composite returns. Arkansas did not extend the 2020 estimated tax payments. The Internal Revenue Service has released guidance athttps://www.irs.gov/coronavirus. Governor Hutchinson’s order may be found at https://governor.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/executiveOrders/200325_EO_20-09.pdf

     

    Will DFA extend filing or payment deadlines for other types of taxes?

    All taxes must still be reported and paid according to the existing Arkansas law. DFA’s regular business operations also include the ability for individuals and businesses to file and pay their taxes including sales and use, special excise, and more through the Arkansas Taxpayer Access Point (ATAP) at https://atap.arkansas.gov.

     

    Is my state tax refund still being processed?

    DFA continues to process refunds. No delays are anticipated. You can check the status of your refund at https://atap.arkansas.gov.
     

    I plan on filing my 2019 Arkansas Individual Income Tax return on July 15, but I am unsure how to calculate and submit my quarterly estimated tax payment that is due on April 15th. What guidance can DFA provide?

    Below are alternatives for determining estimated tax payments that do not rely on first calculating 2019 taxes. Please note that a taxpayer can also choose to calculate 2019 taxes without filing his or her return until the July 15, 2020 deadline. The two alternatives are below:

      -  Elect to make one’s first 2020 quarterly estimate (due on April 15) to be the same amount as the 2019 estimate, then adjust the last three quarterly estimates based on income changes. If the taxpayer’s January-March 2020 income is up or down substantially compared with 2019, then adjust the first estimated payment accordingly.

      For taxpayers that also have W-2 income, the taxpayer can adjust his or her withholding amounts during the year as another tool to pay their taxes.

    Also, DFA’s Form AR1000ES - Estimated Tax Declaration Vouchers and Instructions for Tax Year 2020 - is available at the following link:

    https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/incomeTaxOffice/AR1000ES_IndividualEstimatedTaxVouchers_2020.pdf

    If you are subject to a penalty for underpayment of estimated tax when your 2020 Arkansas Individual Income Tax Return is filed in 2021, you can submit a request for a waiver of the penalty to DFA using the form available at the following link:

    https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/incomeTaxOffice/IITPenaltyWaiverRequest_RE.pdf


    Are DFA’s meetings and public hearings still taking place?

    Please check the status with the specific DFA Division hosting the meeting.


    Are Child Support Offices open for business?

    The Office of Child Support Enforcement lobbies are temporarily closed to the public. Staff will continue to be available during regular business hours by phone and by email. For local office contact information go to www.childsupport.arkansas.gov and click on Contact Child Support. During this time, child support payments received will be processed as quickly as possible and sent to the recipient. .


    Before I make the trip to DFA or a Revenue Office, I’d like to see a full list of services offered online.

    Excise Tax Administration
    • File any state tax return
    • Business tax registration for all tax types
    • Look-up tools for local tax rates
    • All statistical information is available
    • List of all Tax rules is available
    • Legal opinions available
    • Administrative hearing decisions are available
    • Make online payments using ATAP

    Motor Vehicle and Driver Services Administration
    • Pre-register a new vehicle
    • Renew a vehicle registration
    • Transfer vehicle ownership
    • Order a personalized license plate
    • Estimate sales tax due
    • Register and pay sales tax
    • Pay outstanding balances
    • Duplicate vehicle registration
    • Check title status
    • International Registration Plan (IRP) – Online Registration
    • CDL – Medical Certification
    • Change address notification
    • Request Driving Record
    • Order a duplicate Driver’s License
    • Update Renewal Notice Preference – Email or Text
    • Request Driver’s License Clearance Letter
    • Pay Reinstatement Fees

    Income Tax Administration
    • File any state tax return
    • Make Online payments using ATAP
    • Look up and print 1099-G’s
    • Look up Income Tax return and refund status
    • All tax return forms are available
    • Free E-file of your individual income tax is available

    Child Support Enforcement
    • Check the status of your child support case
    • Make child support payments
    • Communicate with OCSE Staff
    • 67% of payments are received and disbursed electronically and can be managed remotely


    I have an administrative hearing before DFA, but I am avoiding in-person contact – What do I do?

    DFA has a commitment to flexible services. If you have a scheduled tax protest hearing in DFA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, you may request that the Hearing Officer conduct the protest by telephone, on written documents, or delay the hearing until a later date by contacting the Office of Hearings and Appeals at (501) 682-7003. Please note that a business closure hearing cannot be delayed until a later date, but instead can be conducted by telephone.


    If you have a scheduled Driver Control hearing, you may request that the Hearing Officer conduct the hearing by telephone or delay the hearing until a later date by contacting the Little Rock Office of Driver Control at (501) 682-1631. A listing of local Driver Control Offices is available at https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/office-locations/driver-control-offices. Please note that if you request a delay in your hearing, the suspension of your driving privileges will not be delayed.

    You may also reach the Department by phone or email with additional questions.  The DFA website at http://dfa.arkansas.gov will allow you to identify the Office or Division and their direct contact information.

Emergency Rule Changes Regarding The Sale of Alcoholic Beverages

  • Posted Date: 03/19/2020
  • Office: Alcoholic Beverage Control, All DFA
  • News:

    Pursuant to the Governor’s March 17th Proclamation the Alcoholic Beverage Control has set forth the following Rule Amendments effective immediately and to continue for the next thirty days:

    Restaurant and Microbrewery Restaurant Permittees (hereafter referred to as “restaurants”) licensed to sell beer and wine under any permit, issued by the Alcoholic Beverage Control may sell corked or sealed bottles of wine with the purchase of food, consistent with their existing ability to allow a patron to take home an unfinished bottle of wine purchased with food.  Many restaurants already have the capability to sell beer for on-premises consumption and beer to go pursuant to a retail beer permit or microbrewery restaurant permit.  In order to establish parity among all restaurants during this emergency, any restaurant licensed to sell beer under any permit, may sell sealed cans and bottles of beer to patrons with purchase of food.   Restaurants may also include beer and wine with delivery of food items.  Restaurants shall not sell any spirituous liquor to go or for delivery.  Restaurants may sell mixers and set-ups. 

    Retail liquor stores with drive thru windows are encouraged to use those exclusively.  Retail liquor stores may offer curbside services and delivery to their patrons.

    Grocery stores and convenience stores may offer curbside services and delivery to their patrons. 

    Distilleries, Small Breweries and Small Farm Wineries, consistent with their existing licenses, may sell their own products for off premises consumption and offer delivery of their products to patrons.

    Delivery of alcoholic beverages shall be by an employee of the licensed restaurant, microbrewery restaurant, distillery, small brewery, small farm winery, or liquor store.  Alcohol shall not be delivered by a third-party delivery service.

    All restaurants and retailers are reminded to continue to ensure they do not sell alcoholic beverages to anyone under the age of 21.

    There is to be no off-premise sales or deliveries within a dry county or area. There shall be no deliveries made into a dry county or area. Private club permit holders may not sell to go or deliver any alcoholic beverages.

EBD Expanded Benefits for COVID-19

Majority of Revenue Office Services Available Online

  • Posted Date: 03/16/2020
  • Office: All DFA
  • News:

    ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF
    FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    March 16, 2020

     

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    Scott Hardin, Communications Director

    501-682-5339, scott.hardin@dfa.arkansas.gov

     

    Majority of Revenue Office Services May Be Completed Online

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (March 16, 2020) – As Arkansans consider Revenue Office-related business, the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) offers the majority of Revenue Office-related services online at mydmv.arkansas.gov. From registering a vehicle to ordering a replacement driver’s license, there are numerous tasks that may be completed from home.

    “A key priority at DFA over the last few years has been making as many of our services as possible available online,” said DFA Secretary Larry Walther. “I encourage Arkansans to explore these online resources as many of the trips being made to the Revenue Office may not be required.”

    The online Revenue Office-related services include:

    • Pre-registering a new vehicle
    • Renewing a vehicle registration
    • Transferring vehicle ownership
    • Ordering a personalized license plate
    • Ordering a duplicate/replacement driver’s license
    • Estimating vehicle sales tax due
    • Registering and paying sales tax
    • Paying outstanding balances
    • Duplicating vehicle registration
    • Checking title status
    • International Registration Plan – Online Registration
    • CDL – Submitting Medical Certification
    • Changing notification address
    • Requesting driver records
    • Updating renewal notice preference – Email or Text
    • Ordering a Driver’s License clearance letter
    • Paying reinstatement fees
     

    Additional DFA services that are available online include filing a tax return, checking the status of a refund, making child support payments , registering and paying business taxes via the Arkansas Taxpayer Access Point (ATAP).

    DFA’s website may be found at www.dfa.arkansas.gov.

     

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Updated Professional Consultant Services & Technical and General Services Contract Deadlines

February 2020 General Revenue Report posted

Public Notice: Proposed ABC Rules

NOTICE OF RULE MAKING

Updated Procurement Laws and Rules collection

January 2020 General Revenue Report posted

Arkansas Real ID DL/ID Offices

  • Posted Date: 01/31/2020
  • Office: All DFA, Driver Services
  • News:

    Effective February 1, 2020 All 134 State Revenue Offices will have the ability to issue a Real ID.

Arkansas Racing Commission Meeting Friday, January 10, 2020 at 12:30 P.M

  • Posted Date: 01/09/2020
  • Office: All DFA, Racing Commission
  • News:

December 2019 General Revenue Report posted

Public Notice: Proposed ABC Rules

November 2019 General Revenue Report posted

EBD Alert - Life Insurance Open Enrollment Underway

  • Posted Date: 12/04/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    EBD Alert – December 3, 2019
    Life Insurance Open Enrollment Underway
    The special open enrollment period for life insurance through Colonial Life begins today, December 3 and runs through Friday, December 13.

    Coverages in effect with Securian Financial will automatically port over to Colonial Life. Employees who do not want to make any changes to their current life insurance coverage do not have to re-enroll during this enrollment period. 

    ***PSE ONLY*** Employees who declined life insurance coverage through Securian, who wish to decline coverage through Colonial Life, must elect to decline again during this enrollment period.

    Employees have the ability to enroll and designate beneficiaries with ease via an online enrollment portal with Colonial Life. Employees can access the online enrollment portal using the following instructions:

    •  Enrollment Site URL: Harmony.benselect.com/SoA

    •  Log In: MEMBER ID (the employee’s ARBenefits member ID number)

    •  Personal Identification Number: The last 4 of employee’s SSN and the last 2 of their birth year (6 digits)

    Plan brochures and forms are available in the Forms and Publications section at www.ARBenefits.org. Employees submitting a paper form can check the “Other” box and write “Open Enrollment” at the bottom of the first page cover sheet.

    State Employee Forms & Publications: https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/employee-benefits-division/arbenefits/state-forms-and-publications/arkansas-state1 

    Public School Employee Forms & Publications: https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/employee-benefits-division/arbenefits/state-forms-and-publications/public-school1 

    Exclusively during this enrollment period, active employees have the opportunity to elect the following coverages on a guaranteed issue basis (without health questions) with AD&D insurance: Expanded Basic Group Term Life (up to $40,000), Supplemental Group Term Life (up to $100,000) and eligible spouse and dependent Supplemental Life (up to $10,000).
     

Updated Cooperative Procurement Management: Substantial Compliance Checklist

EBD Alert - Life Insurance Open Enrollment Announced

  • Posted Date: 11/21/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    EBD Alert – November 21, 2019
    Life Insurance Open Enrollment Announced

    Health Insurance Representatives (HIR): ARBenefits and the State of Arkansas are proud to partner with Colonial Life to offer Group Term Life with Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance to Arkansas State and Public School Employees effective January 1, 2020. 

    We are pleased to announce a special open enrollment for Group Term Life with AD&D insurance starting Tuesday, December 3, 2019 and continuing through Friday, December 13, 2019. Active employees will be able to enroll or make changes to the following:

    • Basic Life with AD&D insurance;
    • Enhanced Basic Life with AD&D insurance; and
    • Supplemental Life with AD&D insurance with spouse and dependent child options.

    Employees will have the ability to enroll and designate beneficiaries with ease via an online portal with Colonial Life. Further details including the link to the online portal, rates, and a paper enrollment form are coming and will be available prior to the start of the enrollment period.

    Exclusively during this 2019 special enrollment, active employees will have the opportunity to elect Supplemental Life with AD&D insurance on a guaranteed issue basis (without health questions) up to $100,000. Eligible spouse and dependent child Supplemental Life with AD&D coverage will be offered without health questions up to $10,000.

    Securian Financial is still the State’s life insurance provider through 12/31/19. However, please do not submit any open enrollment changes using Securian forms.
     

DFA announces Charlie Collins as Commissioner of Revenue

  • Posted Date: 11/15/2019
  • Office: All DFA, Director’s Office
  • News:

    ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF
    FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    November 15, 2019

     

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    Scott Hardin

    Spokesperson/Communications Director

    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration

    501-682-5339 (Office)

    501-352-9351 (Cell)

    Scott.hardin@dfa.arkansas.gov

     

     

    DFA announces Charlie Collins as Commissioner of Revenue

     

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (November 15, 2019) – Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Secretary Larry Walther today announced Charlie Collins will join DFA as Commissioner of Revenue.

    Collins joins DFA from the Department of Transformation and Shared Services, where he served as Chief Innovative Officer and Legislative Liaison.  A former State Representative for District 84, Collins previously served as DFA Budget and Policy Manager. 

    “Charlie brings a thorough understanding of DFA from a legislative perspective along with knowledge of the day-to-day operations,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “As he leads DFA’s Revenue Division, his positive leadership style will be a great fit for this vital part of Arkansas’ operation. I applaud Secretary Walther’s decision to add Charlie to the DFA leadership team.”

    Prior to his work in state government, Collins worked for several Fortune 500 companies. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy  and an M.A. in Quantitative Economics from George Washington University. He is married to Leeann Collins, and they have two sons and two daughters.

    “From responsibility for every state tax dollar collected to overseeing 134 Revenue Offices across the state, Commissioner of Revenue is a position that requires a unique skill set and leadership qualities,” said Secretary Walther. “Following careful consideration, I am confident we have someone who meets and exceeds those requirements. I’m proud to welcome Charlie to DFA.”

    Collins’ first day with DFA will be Tuesday, November 19.  

    Additional information on DFA may be found at www.dfa.arkansas.gov.

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October 2019 General Revenue Report posted

EBD Alert - Open Enrollment Deadline

  • Posted Date: 10/31/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    Open enrollment ends this Thursday, October 31, 2019. Open enrollment changes, including any supporting documentation, must be submitted no later than 10/31/19.

    Employees who do not submit any health insurance changes will keep their current health insurance coverage for 2020.

    (ASE Employees): State employees who wish to contribute to an FSA for 2020 must submit an FSA enrollment form online through their ARBenefits account or submit the paper election form to their agency HR department.

    Employees who only want access to funds left over in their Medical or Limited FSA at the end of the year, up to $500, must submit an enrollment form with a $0 contribution amount. 

    The enrollment guides available at the links below include health plan information, how to enroll and links to forms.

    ASE Open Enrollment Guide: https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/arBenefits/ASE_OpenEnrollmentGuide2020.pdf

    PSE Open Enrollment Guide: https://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/arBenefits/PSE_OpenEnrollmentGuide2020.pdf 
     

Request For Review and Comments:  Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) FY2019 State Application

Batesville Revenue Office closed due to flooding

  • Posted Date: 10/30/2019
  • Office: All DFA
  • News:

    ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF
    FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    October 30, 2019

     

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    Scott Hardin

    Spokesperson/Communications Director

    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration

    501-682-5339 (Office)

    501-352-9351 (Cell)

    Scott.hardin@dfa.arkansas.gov

     

    Batesville Revenue Office closed due to flooding

    Cave City Office to remain open to serve those in the area

     

    BATESVILLE, Arkansas (October 30, 2019) – Due to flooding over the weekend, DFA’s Batesville Revenue Office will remain closed this week as the cleanup continues. DFA will provide the office’s date for reopening as soon as it is confirmed. Due to the Batesville Office closing, the Cave City Revenue Office will remain open through Friday. The Cave City Office is normally open one day a week (Thursday).

     

    Those in the Batesville area may also conduct Revenue Office-related business at the following offices:

     

    Newport Revenue Office

    112 Main Street

    Newport, Arkansas

     

    Melbourne Revenue Office

    649 East Main Street, Suite A

    Melbourne, Arkansas

     

    Mountain View Revenue Office

    205 West Jefferson

    Mountain View, Arkansas

     

    In order to obtain a REAL ID, customers may visit the Searcy or Jonesboro Offices.

     

    Searcy Revenue Office

    402 West Vine Street

    Searcy, Arkansas

     

    Jonesboro Revenue Office

    206 Southwest Drive, Suite B

    Jonesboro, Arkansas

     

    Additionally, more than 20 Revenue Office services are available online at mydmv.arkansas.gov

Temporary location of Maumelle Revenue Office

  • Posted Date: 10/22/2019
  • Office: All DFA
  • News:

    Maumelle Revenue Office moving to temporary location due to renovations Temporary office to open Wednesday, October 30

    MAUMELLE, Arkansas (October 22, 2019) - The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration’s (DFA) Maumelle Revenue Office is moving to a temporary location at 90 Lake Pointe Drive in Maumelle while renovations take place at the current location (Maumelle City Hall). Friday, October 25 will be the last day open for the Maumelle City Hall location. In order to transfer and set up equipment, the new, temporary office at 90 Lake Pointe Drive will not open until Wednesday, October 30. 

    Due to this, there will be a two day period (Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29) in which Maumelle area residents with Revenue Office-related business may visit nearby offices, including those listed below. Additionally, there are more than 20 Revenue Office services that may be completed online any time at www.mydmv.arkansas.gov.

    •    1900 West 7th Street (Little Rock)

    •    #3 State Police Plaza Drive, Suite 300 (Little Rock)

    •    9108 North Rodney Parham Road, Suite 107 (Little Rock)

    •    2655A Pike Avenue, Pike Plaza Shopping Center (North Little Rock)

    As renovations near completion, the date for the office’s transfer back to Maumelle City Hall will be announced. DFA anticipates the renovations will be complete by Spring 2020.

Real ID Requirement

  • Posted Date: 10/15/2019
  • Office: All DFA
  • News:

    ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF
    FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    October 15, 2019

     

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    Scott Hardin, Communications Director

    Arkansas Dept. of Finance and Administration

    501-682-5339, scott.hardin@dfa.arkansas.gov

     

     

    One year countdown to REAL ID requirement begins

    Arkansans may visit www.ar.gov/REALID to learn more

     

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (October 15, 2019) – Arkansans now have less than one year until a REAL ID will be required to board a flight or enter a federal facility. Across the United States, the requirement begins October 1, 2020 as a result of the REAL ID Act. Passed by Congress in 2005, it requires every state to issue this REAL ID-compliant license or ID. More than 227,600 Arkansans have obtained a REAL ID, which is approximately ten percent of active licenses and IDs in the state.

    In order to obtain a REAL ID, the federal government requires Arkansans confirm proof of residency, legal presence and identity and Social Security number through the following documentation:

    Passport or birth certificate

    Two proof of address documents such utility bills or bank statements

    Social Security card.

    Name change linking documents, example: Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Court order

    The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) recently launched a website, www.ar.gov/REALID, allowing Arkansans to list the documentation that will be presented at the Revenue Office to obtain a REAL ID. The website confirms the documents meet all requirements or specifies which document is missing.

     

    “Arkansas began issuing the REAL ID in October 2016, well in advance of the deadline issued by Congress,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “While the ID has been available for years, we want to be certain Arkansans are aware it will be required to board a plane or enter a federal facility beginning October 1, 2020. Prior to making the trip to the Revenue Office, I encourage Arkansans to visit www.ar.gov/REALID to learn about the requirements to obtain the ID.”

     

    The cost to obtain a REAL ID does not differ from the cost to obtain or renew a license or ID. The REAL ID may be obtained any time as a replacement license or ID.

     

    “With every service we provide, our goal at DFA is to simplify and streamline it in order to save Arkansans valuable time and effort,” said DFA Secretary Larry Walther. “Although the federal government does require that we review a variety of documents in order to issue a REAL ID, we’ve eliminated any guesswork regarding these documents by offering www.ar.gov/REALID. Utilizing this website allows Arkansans to confidently make the trip to the Revenue Office to obtain the REAL ID, eliminating any need for a follow up visit due to missing documents.”

     

    The following Revenue Offices issue the REAL ID: Arkadelphia, Batesville, Bentonville, Conway, El Dorado, Fayetteville, Forrest City, Fort Smith (6515 Phoenix Avenue), Greenwood, Harrison, Hot Springs (200 Woodbine), Jonesboro, Little Rock (Three State Police Plaza Drive), Little Rock (1900 W. 7th St.), Little Rock (9108 North Rodney Parham), Monticello, Mountain Home, Paragould, Russellville, Searcy, Sherwood, Springdale, Texarkana, West Memphis and White Hall.

     

    "Most people have non-refundable tickets and other expensive elements to their trips,” said Sari Koshetz, a spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). “Do not be the person who doesn't make it onto the plane because you didn't have the proper ID and be sure your Real ID-compliant ID does not expire before your return trip as well.”

     

    Additional information on the REAL ID Act of 2005 may be found at www.dhs.gov/real-id.

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Notice of Rule Making and Public Hearing

September 2019 General Revenue Report posted

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Availability of Funds: Request For Applications

EBD Alert - Open Enrollment Underway

Public Review and Comments: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) FY2019 Statewide Strategic Plan 2020-2025

EBD Call Center Closed Thursday Afternoon

  • Posted Date: 09/11/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits, Employee Benefits Division
  • News:

    The Employee Benefits Division (EBD) call center will close at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 12 as EBD staff will be attending a department wide meeting. The call center will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday morning. 

    Members who need assistance with health plan coverages and benefits can contact Health Advantage at 1-800-482-8416.

ASE Voluntary Product Open Enrollment

  • Posted Date: 09/06/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    Open enrollment is underway for voluntary products offered through Arkansas State Employees Benefit Advisors (ARSEBA). The open enrollment period for voluntary products administered by ARSEBA runs September 1st through October 31st, 2019.

    Notes for 2020:
    • No rate increase for dental or vision coverages for 2020. Dental and vision benefits remain the same for next year. 

    • Long-term disability coverage with Unum will be guaranteed issue during open enrollment. This means a medical questionnaire is not required to get a policy. This must be requested each year, and there are no assurances guaranteed issue will be available for future years.

    • New short-term disability policies offered to state employees will be available through Manhattan Life instead of Aflac. Employees with existing Aflac policies will be able to keep them in place through payroll deduction without change. 
    ARSEBA enrollers will be visiting state agencies throughout the enrollment period. All employees are encouraged to attend an enrollment session to make sure they are aware of all available benefits. Many products have guaranteed issue levels available only during the open enrollment period.

    More information regarding ARSEBA products can be found at www.arseba.com. Employees may also contact ARSEBA at 1-888-224-5233.

Online Group Tobacco Cessation Through New Directions

  • Posted Date: 09/06/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    The October 31, 2019 deadline for employees to complete the wellness program requirements for the 2020 discount is just two months away.

    New Directions Behavioral Health now offers online group tobacco cessation counseling, in addition to one-on-one coaching over the phone. Online group counseling with New Directions consists of one 60 minute session. Completing the session satisfies the tobacco cessation requirement and gives the member access to prescribed nicotine replacement therapies paid for by the Plan. Members interested in completing tobacco cessation with New Directions can call 1-877-300-9103 to enroll.

    Reminder: Whether through Health Advantage or New Directions, employees and covered spouses who test positive for nicotine must complete the tobacco cessation requirement by October 31, 2019.

    A guide to accessing the tobacco cessation programs is available in the Health Enhancements section at www.ARBenefits.org. 
     

August 2019 General Revenue Report posted

Updated Procurement Laws and Rules

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program: Notice of Availability of Funds/Request For Proposals (RFP)

July 2019 General Revenue Report posted

News Release - Child Support Awareness 2019

Competitive Bid Tabulation Form Updated

  • Posted Date: 07/08/2019
  • Office: Procurement
  • News:

    The Competitive Bid Tabulation form has been updated.  Please discard any old copies that you might have and start using the updated form immediately.

    This form can be located on the OSP website.  Select Procurement Forms and Reporting, the form is located under General section.

Certain Time Transactions and EASE Portal will be Locked on June 30, 2019

  • Posted Date: 06/26/2019
  • Office: AASIS
  • News:

    The following AASIS Transaction Codes and EASE Portal will be locked on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – midnight while the Leave Liability processes are completed:

    • CAT2
    • CATS_APPR_LITE
    • CATA
    • ZALTCAT2
    • ZLEAVE_APPR_LITE
    • PT60
    • EASE Portal

Legislative Contract Review Update

  • Posted Date: 06/24/2019
  • Office: Procurement
  • News:

    Legislative Contract Review Update

    Please note the following tentative schedule for contract review by the Legislature:

    July 2019 -

                Subcommittee                                     July 18th, 11:00 A.M.

                Arkansas Legislative Council             No Meeting

    Note: Deadline for contract submission is June 25th by close of business.

    Please review the updated contract deadline schedule for additional information.

     

EBD Alert - PSE Rates for 2020

  • Posted Date: 06/20/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    EBD Alert – June 18, 2019 
    PSE Rates for 2020 

    Health Insurance Representatives (HIR): The Arkansas State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board met this afternoon and established rates for the 2020 plan year. 

    The Board elected to not impose a rate increase for public school employee and retiree plans.

    Full rate sheets and plan documents for the 2020 plan year will be available later this summer. 

    Thank you, 
    EBD Communications

EBD Alert - ASE Rates for 2020

  • Posted Date: 06/20/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    EBD Alert – June 18, 2019 
    ASE Rates for 2020
    The Arkansas State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board met this afternoon and established rates for the 2020 plan year.

    The Board approved a 5% increase to state employee and retiree premiums for 2020.

    Attached to this alert is a document that shows how plan premiums are affected by the 5% increase for both active employees and retirees. 

    Full rate sheets and plan documents for 2020 will be available later this summer. 

    Thank you, 
    EBD Communications
     

    EBD Alert - ASE Rates for 2020

EBD Alert - EBD Retiree Benefits Fair

  • Posted Date: 05/31/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits, Employee Benefits Division
  • News:

    EBD Alert - May 31, 2019

    EBD Retiree Benefits Fair

    The Employee Benefits Division is hosting a Retiree Benefits Fair Wednesday, June 12, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the central office of the Arkansas Department of Transportation in Little Rock.

    Representatives from EBD, APERS, ATRS, ARTA and more will be on hand to answer questions and share information. The benefits fair is open to current retirees as well as those who would like more information regarding retiree benefits.

    Registration is not required to attend.

    EBD Retiree Benefits Fair
    Wednesday, June 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Arkansas Department of Transportation
    10324 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72209
    Auditorium

     

     

Helena-West Helena OCSE – Temporary Office Closure

MAY 2019 GENERAL REVENUE AND ECONOMIC FORECAST POSTED

Announcing the Web Posting to the May 9th Procurement Forum

Documents from the Procurement Forum

Sevier County establishes successful substance abuse program for inmates

Naturally Slim Program Returns

  • Posted Date: 04/18/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    Naturally Slim Program Returns

    *** Naturally Slim enrollment opens Monday, April 22. Eligible members can apply at www.naturallyslim.com/ARBenefits ***

    ARBenefits is once again offering members the chance to participate -- at no cost -- in the Naturally Slim program!

    Naturally Slim is an online program that teaches participants how to eat the foods they love and still lose weight. Studies show weight loss reduces the chance of developing serious conditions, like diabetes and heart disease.

    During the March 26, 2019 meeting, the State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board approved making the Naturally Slim program a standard benefit available to covered employees, spouses, dependents (18+) and non-Medicare retirees. Medicare Primary retirees are currently not eligible to participate.

    The next Naturally Slim class is scheduled to begin Monday, May 20, 2019. Enrollment for the program will be open April 22 – May 3. Eligible members can go to www.naturallyslim.com/ARBenefits to apply. Space is limited and, members will need their ARBenefits information when they apply.
     

    Naturally Slim Program Returns

    Thank You, 
    EBD Communications

Updated Vendor Maintenance with W-9 Forms

Applications for Casino Gaming Licenses

EBD Alert - Bariatric Program Enrollment Suspended

  • Posted Date: 03/26/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    EBD Alert – March 25, 2019
    Bariatric Program Enrollment Suspended 

    Due to the overwhelming response and high volume of applications received for the 2019 Bariatric Surgery Pilot Program, enrollment for the program is closed.

    Employees who have already submitted an enrollment form for the program will still have their enrollment processed.

    The Bariatric Surgery Pilot Program is a program we are pleased to offer employees; and the program will be assessed over the course of the year to see when the application process may reopen.
     

Legislative Contract Review Update

EBD Alert - Bariatric Surgery Pilot Program Open

  • Posted Date: 03/01/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    EBD Alert - Bariatric Surgery Pilot Program Open

    Enrollment for the Bariatric Surgery Pilot Program is now open. Eligible employees have two ways to enroll in the program.

    Employees who would like to enroll online can do so by logging in to their ARBenefits Member Portal account at www.ARBenefits.org. After logging in to their account, employees can click the “Forms” tab to complete the online enrollment form. 

    If an employee would like to complete the enrollment process over the phone, they can contact EBD Member Services at 1-877-815-1017 x1, or call Health Advantage at 1-800-482-8416.

    There is no cap on the number of enrollment slots available for the program. More information regarding the ARBenefits Bariatric Surgery Pilot Program can be accessed at the links below. 

    Bariatric Program Requirements
    Bariatric Program FAQ
     

Notice of Rule Making and Public Hearing

Updated State of Arkansas Procurement Manual

EBD Alert - HSA Transfer Update

  • Posted Date: 01/30/2019
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    HSA Transfer Update 

    While it does not affect all employees, there has been a delay with Datapath regarding the transfer of Health Savings Account (HSA) balances being moved to ConnectYourCare.

    We appreciate your patience. Datapath will finish sending transfer information to ConnectYourCare by February 1, and ConnectYourCare will have funds loaded to employee HSA accounts by February 8.

    Thank you,
    EBD Communications
     

Legislative Contract Review Update

New Policy: Small Procurements – Practicable Competition – Split-Purchasing

EBD Alert - Getting 2019 Off to a Healthy Start

MMC Meeting rescheduled from December 19 to January 9

  • Posted Date: 12/18/2018
  • Office: Alcoholic Beverage Control, All DFA
  • News:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    December 18, 2018
     
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    Scott Hardin, Communications Director
    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration
    501-682-5339, scott.hardin@dfa.arkansas.gov

    December 19 Medical Marijuana Commission meeting rescheduled for January 9  
     
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (December 18, 2018) – The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission (MMC) today announced the Wednesday, December 19 meeting at which dispensary scores were to be announced has been rescheduled for January 9. This will provide newly appointed Commissioners adequate time to receive briefings on all matters related to the MMC. Additionally, Public Consulting Group’s medical director was unable to attend tomorrow’s meeting but confirmed his attendance on January 9.

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT GRANT (LLEEG)

News Release - El Dorado Closing December 3 -7

EBD Alert - Wellness Program Extension

  • Posted Date: 11/01/2018
  • Office: ARBenefits
  • News:

    EBD Alert – November 1, 2018 
    Extension for Submission of Wellness Requirements

    Health Insurance Representatives (HIR): Open enrollment is our busiest time of year.  We apologize for some of the access issues members experienced while trying to submit information.  

    Because we value each member, we are going to allow more time to meet the requirements necessary to receive the wellness discount.  

    EBD has authorized the following:
    1. PCP forms will be accepted until midnight November 15, 2018, so long as the tests were performed on or before October 31, 2018. 

    PCP Forms can be submitted to the fax number on the form, uploaded to the member’s ARBenefits account or e-mailed to AskEBD@dfa.arkansas.gov; 

    2. The online health risk assessment (HRA) will be available until midnight November 15, 2018;

    3. The online tobacco cessation program will be available until midnight November 15, 2018.

     

     

News Release - DFA Warns Arkansans of Facebook scam

October 2018 E-Newsletter

Arkansas grants IRP/IFTA waiver to vehicles engaged in disaster recovery

Arkansas grants waiver to commercial vehicles engaged in disaster relief efforts