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.
In 2020, for a family of:Income is above this amountAnd below this amount
1 person$15,600 a year$62,400 a year
2 people$21,130 a year$84,520 a year
3 people$26,660 a year$106,640 a year
4 people$32,190 a year$128,760 a year
5 people$37,720 a year$150,880 a year
6 people$43,250 a year$173,000 a year
7 people$48,780 a year$195,120 a year
8 people$54,310 a year$217,240 a year

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
907-852-9354
brianne.bucatcat@arcticslope.org

Kenaitze Indian Tribe – Dena’ina Health Clinic

Family Health Resources:
Joanne Shepard
907-335-7562
jshepard@kenaitze.org

Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC)

Patient Benefits Coordinator:
Theo Benson
907-228-9375
tbenson@kictribe.org

Kodiak Area Native Association

Alternate Resource Specialist:
KANA Main Clinic – Alternate Resource Specialist
Paula Matchian
907-486-9861
Paula.Matchian@kodiakhealthcare.org


Mill Bay Health Center – Alternate Resource Specialist
Rosa Cruz
(907) 486-7303
rosa.cruz@kodiakhealthcare.org

Metlakatla Indian Community

Registration at 886-4741 EXT: 2010
John Fawcett
jgfawcett@aisu.org

Sabrina Ridley
sridley@aisu.org

Norton Sound Health Corporation

Patient Benefits Supervisor
Darla Jemewouk
907-890-2001
djemewouk@nshcorp.org

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
(907) 729-7225
TSHIP@Southcentralfoundation.com

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC)

907-966-8883
907-966-8662
907-364-4589
Toll free at 1-855-966-8684

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Alternate Health Resources Department:
Rhonda Lohrke
(907) 451-6682, extension 3707

Tina Taylor
(907) 451-6682,extension 3023

Iris Molnar
(907) 451-6682,extension 3546

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

(907) 729-5696
anthctship@anthc.org