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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace ends January 31, 2016. Some benefits are available to members of federally recognized Tribes, such as year round enrollment. However, this period is an opportune time for people of Indian descent or who are otherwise eligible for services from the Indian Health Service, tribal program or urban Indian health program to learn about their health insurance options at Healthcare.gov Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov

In an effort to promote Affordable Care Act education, outreach, and enrollment, the Indian Health Service has collaborated with the National Indian Health Outreach and Education (NIHOE) National Partners - the National Indian Health Board, the National Congress of American Indians, and the National Council of Urban Indian Health - to host national and urban Tribal Days of Action in certain cities and for specific populations across Indian Country. The Days of Actions are:

February 2016

  • February 18, 2016: Urban Indian Outreach and Enrollment Event, Rapid City, SD

January 2016

  • January 11th, 2016: Urban Indian Outreach and Enrollment Event, Anchorage, AK
  • January 20th, 2016: Urban Indian Outreach and Enrollment Event, Tulsa, OK
  • January 21st, 2016: Urban Indian Outreach and Enrollment Event, Oklahoma City, OK

December 2015

  • December 3rd, 2015: ACA National Tribal Day of Action
  • December 8th, 2015: Urban Indian Outreach and Enrollment Event, Phoenix, AZ
  • December 10th, 2015: Tribal LGBT Two Spirit Day of Action
  • December 14th, 2015; Urban Indian Outreach and Enrollment Event, Dallas, TX

November 2015

  • November 3rd, 2015: ACA National Tribal Day of Action
  • Week of November 16th, 2015: ACA Native American Week of Action
  • November 18th, 2015: AIAN Benefits Fair, ACA Enrollment, PIMC, Phoenix, AZ

IHS Areas, Area Indian Health Boards, Tribes, and national and regional organizations are encouraged to participate. Recently at a national Tribal health conference, HHS Secretary Burwell challenged every Tribe to host an enrollment event. This open enrollment period is a great time to get involved in this important effort! You can volunteer to host an enrollment event, set up an information table at a community gathering or simply talk with your family and friends about the importance of being covered. Share the CMS AI/AN ACA materials Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov with your community-you can download and print the materials, or order straight from the agency.

The National Indian Health Outreach and Education partners have released an enrollment toolkit Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov.