Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here.

What is ACA?  ACA is an insurance reform which was passed into law on March 23, 2010.  Changes have already begun being implemented in various areas expanding our access to healthcare.  What does this mean to you as a Native American/Alaskan  Native?  There are special rules that will only apply to the Native American/Alaskan Natives.  These rules are:

+  You will not be required to purchase medical insurance

+  There is no deadline to enroll in a healthcare plan.

+  You may purchase insurance any month of the year.

+  There will be no penalties for not enrolling or purchasing  insurance.

+  We encourage you to take advantage of the benefits that the ACA has to offer with several healthcare plans and price options specific to your income and

household. This will not only be positive for you, but also for your Tribal community.

+  There is no deadline to enroll in a plan and no tax penalty for non-enrollment

+   Open enrollment is monthly so you can enroll and cancel a plan monthly

+   The NHBP Health Team is here to assist with your questions.

The NHBP health team is actively working on a strategy for enrollment and enrollment options.  At this time you are not required to do anything.  We see this as a very valuable law that can provide increased access to healthcare and service for our tribal members.  Please feel free to learn more about your healthcare enrollment options by contacting the Affordable Health Card Act Hotline at 269.704.8410 or email

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