LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Insurance Department has issued a 60-day moratorium against the cancellation or non-renewal of insurance policies for non-payment of premium for Arkansans diagnosed/tested positive for COVID-19.
This was part of a bulletin the Department issued this morning located here: https://insurance.arkansas.gov/uploads/resource/documents/6-2020.pdf.
The 60-day moratorium language starts on page two.
This is similar to moratoriums we have issued for victims of last year’s floods and severe weather.
It is not a waiver against paying premiums, it is an extension/grace period that consumers must request from their insurers.
The Department is asking that you consider mentioning this during your COVID-19 coverage today, perhaps something as minimal as a fullscreen graphic.
Thank you for all you are doing to inform Arkansans.