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 (penalty) for not having minimum essential coverage by March 31, 2014.  Individuals may apply for an exemption by completing a paper application or through the tax filing process using IRS Tax Form 8965.  You may access the paper application by clicking here or access the IRS Tax Form and Instructions by clicking here.

Insurance Marketplace Sponsorship Calculator for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Tribes interested in a premium sponsorship program can estimate the costs and benefits of buying insurance using the insurance marketplace sponsorship calculator. A user tutorial provides step-by-step instruction on how to use the calculator. Click here to go to to the marketplace sponsorship calculator.

 

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CMS Tribal Affairs is pleased to announce the release of two new fact sheets. The first fact sheet explains the Protections for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI ANs) in the Marketplace, Medicaid and CHIP. The second fact sheet describes …
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