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December 2016
The National Indian Health Board Tribal Healthcare Reform Newsletter provides a brief overview on the activities of the NIHB for outreach and education in Indian healthcare reform. 

Your tribal healthcare reform resource. Go to http://www.nihb.org/tribalhealthreform/ for more information.

Second Month of the Fourth Open Enrollment Period! 
Indian Country! If you currently have coverage through the Healthcare Marketplace, it is critical that you take the time to review and understand your current health care coverages and what it means for the coming year.
 
The Open Enrollment period for the 2017 calendar year on the Healthcare Marketplace starts next Tuesday, the 1st of November and continues until January 31st 2017. Members of a Federally Recognized Tribe and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Shareholders can enroll in Marketplace coverage any time of the year. For American Indians and Alaska Natives who sign up through the Marketplace, there is no limited enrollment period and AI/ANs are able to change plans as often as once a month. However, we still strongly encourage individuals to consider the open enrollment period as the ideal time for evaluating current coverage, comparing the health coverage options available, and making adjustments as needed.
 
Additionally, note December 15th, 2016 as an important date in the open enrollment timeline. If you are making changes to your current coverage, switching plans, or enrolling in coverage you must make these changes before December 15th to have them become effective by January 1ST!

December 15th IS THE Date! 


Additionally, note December 15th, 2016 as an important date in the open enrollment timeline. If you are making changes to your current coverage, switching plans, or enrolling in coverage you must make these changes before December 15th to have them become effective by January 1ST!

IMPORTANT Open Enrollment Deadlines
Important Dates on the Marketplace:
  • November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment starts - first day you can enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017.
  • December 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2017.
  • January 1, 2017: 2017 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
  • January 31, 2017: Last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans monthly.
For more information, visit: www.Healthcare.gov

NIHB wants YOUR Stories!
NIHB wants to highlight your successes across the nation
NIHB is collecting success stories! If you have any success stories from individuals that have enrolled in the Marketplace, or best practices,let us know! We want to highlight some of these stories on our webpage and show off your hard work. 
Please e-mail them to Francys Crevier at FCrevier@nihb.org or share your stories on our facebook page  here
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Chawin 'win' Reilly at wreilly@nihb.org.
 
Sincerely,
 

Chawin 'win' Reilly
National Indian Health Board