Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance Program
What is Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance?
Tribes and Tribal health organizations may now pay for health insurance for Alaska Native and American Indian people who qualify. The Alaska Tribal Health System is offering Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance in Alaska on a limited trial basis. This sponsorship is a collaboration of 10 tribes and Tribal organizations whose Board of Directors have committed funding for the project.
Will Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance cost me anything?
No. ANTHC pays the insurance premium cost. Alaska Native and American Indian people also do not have to pay any co-payments or deductibles when they are seen or referred by Tribal health facilities.
Why should I consider Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance?
Health insurance can help you get medical care when you are traveling or away from Tribal health facilities. Health insurance can also help make more services available for you and all Alaska Native and American Indian people. The program also offers free tax filing and enrollment assistance.
How do I qualify?
Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance staff will screen you and your family to see if you qualify, if you:
- Are you an Alaska resident
- Are eligible for Indian Health Services;
- Are not covered by or eligible for Medicare Part A, Medicaid, Denali KidCare, TRICARE, CHAMPVA, or affordable health insurance through an employer.
Does this affect my current Alaska Native health benefits?
No. You still get all services at Indian Health Service and Tribal hospitals and health clinics throughout Alaska and the United States. We want you to keep using your hospitals and health clinics wherever and whenever possible!