Do you have health insurance?
Tuba City Regional Health Care wants you to know about this great new opportunity for uninsured adults and families in Tuba City. It’s called the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Here’s how we can help...
- Compare and shop for health plans you can trust.
- Get premium discounts that make coverage affordable.
- Sign up for a health plan that meets your needs.
Enroll on your own or get help at Tuba City Regional Health Care...
- Go on-line to healthcare.gov and follow the easy instructions.
- Call the toll-free helpline at 1-800-318-2596 anytime
- Do a search for “Find Local Help” at healthcare.gov
- Ask the helpline about enrollment helpers in your community.
- Many public libraries offer computer access, as well as paper applications.
Get ready to enroll...
Before you start the enrollment process, gather the basic information you’ll need for every member of your household who needs coverage:
- Social Security numbers
- Employer and income information (pay stubs or tax returns)
- Current health policy numbers
And review basic insurance terms like:
co-pay – the amount an insured person pays for each doctor visit, procedure or prescription.
deductible – the total amount an insured person has to pay in one year before the insurance stars paying.
premium – the amount you pay each month for health insurance coverage.
Who may be eligible for AHCCCS/KIDSCARE or the Marketplace?
If you are uninsured or buy your own coverage, you can enroll from October 1 to March 31, 2014. Coverage will not begin before January 1, 2014. If your income is in the A or B area, you may be eligible for AHCCCS (Medicaid). If you fall in the C area you may eligible for Insurance Marketplace and financial assistance to help pay your premiums. The D area represents households that may be eligible for the Marketplace but their income may be too high to receive financial assistance. AHCCCS does not have an open enrollment; you can sign up any time. Expanded AHCCCS coverage begins on January 1, 2014 and enrollment begins October 1, 2013.
If your income exceeds the KidsCare guideline you are eligible for the Marketplace Health Insurance.
Exceptions to the Health Care Policy Requirement
These people may not be required to obtain health care under the Affordable Care Act:
- Native Americans
- Religious objectors
- People who are in jail or prison
- Illegal immigrants
- People who are uninsured for less than 3 months of the year
- People/families who don’t earn enough to file a tax return
- People enrolled in Medicare
- People who get their health insurance through work
Tribal Exemption applications available for Native Americans who wish to opt out of Health Coverage (See PBC) or available online, prefill, print, sign, attach copy of CIB and mail to address indicated on application.
Application for Exemption for American Indians and Alaska Natives:
In general, employees who are offered insurance through work are not eligible for coverage through the marketplace exchange, as long as their insurance meets specified requirements.
Do it yourself–go to...
- 1-855-HEAplus (1-855-432-1587)
- DES Offices
- Paper Applications
KidsCare will start on July 26, 2017 and we are taking applications for eligible children.
- 800-318-2596 or TTY: 855-889-4325
- Paper Applications