If you’re an American Indian or an Alaska Native you may have new health coverage benefits and protections in the Marketplace.
Some benefits are available to members of federally recognized tribes or Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporation shareholders. Others are available to people of Indian descent or who are otherwise eligible for services from the Indian Health Service, a tribal program, or an urban Indian health program.
Members of federally recognized tribes and ANCSA shareholders can enroll in Marketplace coverage any time of year. There’s no limited enrollment period for these individuals, and they can change plans up to once a month.
Special Marketplace protections and benefits for American Indians and Alaska Natives
The Health Insurance Marketplace benefits American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) by providing opportunities for affordable health coverage. This coverage can be through a private health plan bought in the Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Members of a federally recognized tribe and ANCSA Corporation Shareholders
American Indians or Alaska Natives, and others eligible for services from the Indian Health Service, tribal program, or urban Indian health program
Indian Health Services and Marketplace insurance
If you enroll in a private health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace: