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Health Care Continuation (COBRA): Arkansas

Health Care Continuation (COBRA) requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: E. B. Chiles IV, Cameron C. McCree and Amber Davis-Tanner, Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC


  • Arkansas law requires that employers provide employees, their spouses, and their dependents the option of continuing health care coverage under certain circumstances. See Arkansas Continuation Coverage.
  • There are certain circumstances under which the insured is not eligible for continued coverage. See Arkansas Continuation Coverage.
  • Continuation coverage lasts a limited amount of time. See Arkansas Continuation Coverage.
  • Arkansas group health policies must generally include conversion coverage. See Conversion.