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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?

You and your family can get Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance if you:
 Are an Alaska resident
Are eligible for Indian Health Services;
Meet the income guidelines in the chart on the left;
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!


Who can I contact for more info or to see if I qualify?

  • Arctic Slope Native Association – Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital:
    Patient Benefits Coordinator:
    Brianne Bucatcat at 907-852-9354 or
  • Kenaitze Indian Tribe – Dena’ina Health Clinic:
    Family Health Resources:
    Annette Schultz at 907-335-7563 or
    Joanne Shepard at 907-335-7562 or
  • Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC):
    Patient Benefits Coordinator:
    Candice Arrington at 907-228-9375 or
  • Kodiak Area Native Association:
    Alternate Resource Specialist:
    Rosa Cruz at (907) 486-9861 or
  • Metlakatla Indian Community:
    Registration at 886-4741 EXT: 2010:
    John Fawcett at
    Sabrina Ridley at
  • Norton Sound Health Corporation:
    Patient Benefits Team Leader:
    Shelby Sinnok at 907-443-3323 or
  • Southcentral Foundation:
    Anchorage area, Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association, Chickaloon, Chitina, Chugachmiut, Copper River, Eastern Aleutian Tribes,
    Eklutna, Eyak CORDOVA, Knik, Mt. Sanford, Ninilchik, Saint George, Seldovia, Tyonek, Valdez
    Family Health Resources at (907) 729-7225 or
  • SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC):
    Outreach & Enrollment Manager:
    Andrea Thomas at 907-966-8883 or
  • Tanana Chiefs Conference:
    Alternate Health Resources Department:
    Rhonda Lohrke at (907) 451-6682, extension 3707 or Tina Taylor at extension 3023  or
  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium:
    (907) 729-7777 or (855) 882-6842 or email

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