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CMS Division of Tribal Affairs 

Important Information for our Tribal partners 

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NEW Resource: Information and Tips for Assisters: Working with American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN)

We posted a new resource to our Technical Assistance Resources pageInformation and Tips for Assisters: Working with American Indians/Alaska Natives provides background information about existing and new options for AI/ANs related to affordable health coverage. The Marketplace provides certain protections specifically for AI/ANs. The tip sheet highlights these protections, how assisters can help AI/ANs submit their documentation to support Marketplace applications, and other resources.   

Healthcare.gov/tribal

A new question and answer (Q&A) regarding the Special Enrollment Period for American Indian and Alaska Native families has been posted on healthcare.gov/tribal

The Q&A explains that for those families that apply through the Federal-facilitated Marketplace, if one family member on the application is eligible for the Special Enrollment Period (SEP), all family members who apply on the same Marketplace application would be eligible for the SEP if otherwise eligible to enroll in a QHP.  The Q&A explains that for those who enroll in a state based marketplace, you will need to contact your state regarding whether this policy applies. 

To read the Q&A, please visit healthcare.gov/tribal or

https://www.healthcare.gov/if-im-an-american-indian-or-alaska-native-what-do-i-need-to-know-about-the-marketplace/#question=tribal-member-mixed-family