Tribal Consultation

UPCOMING TRIBAL CONSULTATION MEETING

Thursday, October 10, 2019 – 1:00 PM- 5:00PM

Covered California Headquarters, 1601 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815

For more information, contact Kelly Bradfield, Tribal Liaison, at (916) 228-8832 or Kelly.Bradfield@covered.ca.gov


Tribal Consultation- Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 – 1:00 PM- 4:00PM

Covered California Headquarters, 1601 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815


Tribal Consultation- October 18th, 2017- 1:00PM-5:00PM

Covered California Headquarters, 1601 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815


Tribal Advisory Workgroup Meeting – Monday, May 1, 2017 – 9:00 AM- 11:00AM

Covered California Headquarters, 1601 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815


Tribal Consultation- August 24, 2016 – 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Topics will include: CalHEERS Member Level Benefits, Executive Update, Section 1332 Waiver, Tribal Sponsorship.


Section 1332 Waiver Tribal Consultation Webinar- August 8, 2016

As part of the Section 1332 public notice and comment process, states with one or more Federally-recognized tribes within its borders must conduct a separate process for meaningful consultation with tribes.

SB10 Health care coverage: immigration status was signed by the Governor on June 10, 2016. SB 10 requires that Covered California apply for a Section 1332 Innovation Waiver in order to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase a plan through Covered California. This webinar provided an overview and discussion of the Section 1332 Innovation Waiver.


Tribal Consultation – Thursday, July 17, 2014 – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Topics will include: Qualified Health Plans and Tribal/Urban Indian Healthcare Providers, American Indian / Alaska Native Verification Processes, American Indian / Alaska Native Enrollment Data, and Tribal Sponsorship.


Tribal Advisory Group Meeting - Thursday, June 5, 2014 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Covered California Headquarters, 1601 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815


Webinar, Wednesday, April 16, 2014  

Understanding the Provisions and Protections for American Indians and Alaskan Natives under the Affordable Care Act


Tribal Advisory Group Meeting - Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Among the topics that will be discussed are the Tribal Community Mobilization Program, enrollment system update, update on Indian verification process, Tribe dropdown menu, and enrollment updates. Additionally, a new workgroup chairperson will be elected.

The meeting was held at Covered California, 560 J Street, Suite 290


Tribal Consultation - Thursday, November 7, 2013


September 18, 2013 Tribal Advisory Workgroup Webinar

Among the topics that will be discussed are the Tribal Community Mobilization Program, Qualified Health Plans and Tribal/Urban Indian Healthcare Providers, Covered California website and materials, and Indian outreach and education. The meeting will be held at Covered California, 560 J Street, Suite 290 in the Yosemite and Lassen conference rooms from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. You may also attend via webinar.


March 7, 2013 Tribal Advisory Workgroup Webinar

This will be the first Tribal Consultation meeting of 2013. We will be covering the following program areas as it pertains to California’s Indian Tribes: outreach and education, eligibility and enrollment, and plan management.

Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


November 29, 2012 Tribal Advisory Workgroup Webinar


October 15, 2012 Tribal Advisory Workgroup Webinar


Tribal Advisory Workgroup


July 6, 2012: Meeting with Indian Tribes


Benefits for American Indians and Alaskan Natives

The Affordable Care Act provides affordable health care for all Americans, including American Indians and Alaska Natives who are members of federally recognized Tribes.  California’s Health Benefit Exchange (Covered California) is working in conjunction with Tribal leaders and health experts across the state to ensure American Indians and Alaska Natives are successfully enrolled into Covered California plans.
As described below, the Affordable Care Act provides unique benefits to American Indians and Alaska Natives who are members of federally recognized Tribes who enroll in a Covered California plan.

No health care expenses, depending on income
Federally recognized American Indians and Alaska Natives who earn less than 300% of the federal poverty level (approximately $70,650 in 20114) for a family of four will not have to pay certain out-of-pocket medical costs, such as copays and deductibles, if they purchase a Covered California plan.

No cost sharing for covered services provided by an Indian health provider or clinic, regardless of income.
There are no copays or deductibles for any covered services received directly through the federal Indian Health Service, Tribes, Tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations.

Ability to buy insurance anytime
American Indians and Alaska Natives can buy or change health insurance plans once a month through Covered California and are not subject to open enrollment periods.

Exemption from the shared responsibility payment
Any member of a federally recognized tribe OR American Indian or Alaska Native who is eligible for services through an Indian Health Services provider is eligible from an exemption from the shared responsibility payment.  Click here for exemption information.

To find out if you qualify for these benefits, and for more information on Covered California, call (888) 975-1142.

For more information, please visit:
Outreach & Education Resources
Indian Health Services – Affordable Care Act Information
Centers for Medicare/Medicaid – Information for Special Populations
California Rural Indian Health Board – Covered California and the Affordable Care Act
California Consortium for Urban Indian Health