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Municipal Health Benefit Fund

The League's Municipal Health Benefit Fund provides medical, dental and vision benefits to employees and officials. The advantage of being a part of the large group has enabled cities over the years to maintain a relatively stable cost for this important fringe benefit for municipal officials and employees in an era of soaring medical costs. Premium reports are processed by the League staff.

Other programs such as the Municipal Officials AD&D Plan and life insurance and AD&D plans for both officials and employees are available through the League at group rates.

Phone Numbers

  • 501-978-6137 MHBF Direct Line
  • 978-6137, Option 6. MHBF Customer Service Line
  • 888-295-3591 Pre-Certification Line 

Electronic Claims Filing Number (EDI)

  • 81883

  Member Services

RxResults is the pharmacy risk management vendor for the Municipal Health Benefit Fund (MHBF) and is a partner with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/EBRx.  RxResults assists MHBF with its pharmacy benefit design using evidence-based research and drug reviews. 
RxResults Member Services are available to MHBF Plan Participants by calling toll free 844-853-9400 (501-687-9531 locally) 7a.m. to 7p.m. Central Time. 

RxResults Member Services staff are able to:

  • Answer questions about the MHBF evidence-based prescription plan design
  • Access a team of pharmacists and physicians who are able to speak with your physician about appropriate drug therapies
  • Assist in transferring plan participants to the MHBF-selected pharmacy benefits manager, Restat/Catamaran, when calls are for information or assistance not related to the evidence-based prescription plan design (e.g., participant eligibility, changes in preferred drug statuses that are not part of evidence-based prescription plan design, ‘refill too soon’ errors, etc.).

 Link to the League's #AMLMoves Wellness Program Video

MHBF Information Center

MHBF Wellness Center

ACA Tax Reporting Requirements for Municipal Entities

Below are links to the forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1095-C as well as instructions for those files from the irs.gov site:

ACA Assistance from AML Partnership with American Fidelity Assurance and Five Points ICT

IRS Announces Procedure for 2015 Employer Mandate Penalty Assessment/Appeal

The IRS recently updated their website Q&As to provide more detailed guidance regarding the 2015 employer mandate penalty assessment and appeal process. (These updated Q&As #55-58 are available here) While the update provides employers with a detailed overview of the assessment and appeals process, below are a few considerations that employers should be mindful of now, before any penalty notices are mailed:

  • Timing of Penalty Notice – The IRS clarified that its plan is to issue 2015 employer mandate penalty letters (Letter 226J, a form copy of which is available for download below) to employers in late 2017.
  • Timeframe to Contest Penalty – The updated Q&As further indicate that an employer may contest a penalty notice by providing a response letter (Form 14764) to the IRS within 30 days of the date of the penalty notice.

Based on these updates, we understand that the IRS plans to issue the 2015 employer mandate penalty notices at some point during the next 7 weeks, and employers in receipt of those notices will have a fairly brief timeframe to provide response letters to the IRS contesting the notices. With that in mind, it is important that an employers are able to quickly identify any receipt of a Letter 226J, and have the necessary resources and tools to quickly and adequately prepare a response to the IRS contesting any erroneous penalties identified therein. 

With that in mind, please plan to join us for a review of the employer mandate assessment and appeals process at our next monthly webinar series installment on November 29th. For those who have not already done so, you may sign up for our monthly consulting webinar series by registering at the following site: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7367844288465915905

If you have any questions or comments, please email us atsupport@mybenefitschannel.com. We hope to "see" you all there!

Open Enrollment/ACA Reporting Requirements

2018 Information



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The Arkansas Municipal League was founded in 1934 and exists for a threefold purpose:

  • to act as the official representative of Arkansas cities and towns before the state and federal governments;
  • to provide a clearinghouse for information and answers; and,
  • to offer a forum for discussion and sharing of mutual concerns.