Affordable Care Act National Tribal Day of Action – Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday, November 24th is the Affordable Care Act National Tribal Day of Action. All American Indians and Alaska Natives are encouraged to learn more about the options available under the Affordable Care Act on this day. Many tribes will be hosting outreach, education and enrollment events. To learn more about the options available go to www.healthcare.gov, visit a local I.H.S., tribal or urban Indian clinic, or go to localhelp.healthcare.gov.

Open Enrollment: November 15, 2014- February 15, 2015 

Individuals eligible for services from an Indian Health Care provider (I.H.S., tribal or urban Indian program) may enroll in health insurance through the Marketplace from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015. Enrolled members of federally recognized tribes, including shareholders of Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporations, are eligible for enrollment on a monthly basis and do not need to wait for the open enrollment period. To learn more about the options available go to www.healthcare.gov, visit a local I.H.S., tribal or urban Indian clinic, or go to localhelp.healthcare.gov.

Exemption Available for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Enrolled members of federally recognized tribes, including shareholders of ANCSA Corporations, and individuals eligible for services from an Indian Health Care provider are eligible to apply for an exemption from the individual shared responsibility payment for not having minimum essential coverage by March 31, 2014.  Individuals eligible for an exemption may claim the exemption through the tax filing process or may apply for an exemption through the paper application process. The application and instructions are available at heathcare.gov/exemptions.

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