Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance Program for Native Alaskan Peoples

Charles Clement brings more than two decades of executive management experience to his position as president and CEO of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). In addition to his role with SEARHC, Charles Clement supports the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), which administers the Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance Program to provide health insurance for qualified Alaskan Native and American Indian citizens.

The Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance Program enables tribes and tribal health organizations to offer health insurance costs for qualifying individuals on a limited trial basis. A collaboration between 10 tribes and tribal organizations who provide funding, the program expands availability to health services and covers co-payments and deductibles at no additional cost to individuals or families. Services also include free enrollment assistance and tax filing. Furthermore, the program does not affect any Alaska Native health benefits in possession prior to enrollment.

To qualify for the program, applicants must show proof of Alaskan residency, pass eligibility requirements for Indian Health Services, and meet a series of income guidelines based on the number of persons in the household. Applicants must not already possess health insurance through their employer or coverage under Medicaid, Denali KidCare, Medicare Part A, CHAMPVA, or TRICARE.

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