Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Public School Employee Health Insurance Contribution Rates Update for Calendar Year 2022

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Fiscal & Administrative Services
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A.C.A ยง 6-17-1117
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Superintendents; General Business Managers

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Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-1117 (a) states:

“(1) Beginning on January 1, 2014, a school district shall pay the health insurance contribution rate of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per month for each eligible employee electing to participate in the public school employees’ health insurance program.

(2) The minimum contribution rate under subdivision (a)(1) of this section shall increase annually by the same percentage that the legislature increases the per-student foundation funding amount under § 6-20-2305.”

Based on the percentage that the legislature increased the per-student foundation funding amount for fiscal year 2021-2022 (pursuant to Act 614 of 2021), the minimum contribution rate beginning January 1, 2022 will be $168.52 per month. This includes the contribution rate increase of 2.336848% required by Ark. Code Ann. § 6-17-1117(a). 

If you have questions, contact Anita Sacrey at 501-682-4484 or


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