Published On: Tue, Jan 7th, 2014

Things to know about the Affordable Care Act

From Tribal Supplemental Health Insurance Program and Cherokee Indian Hospital Contract Health Services

  • If you are over 65 years old and/or disabled and covered by Medicare, you will not be subject to penalties if you do not enroll in a federal insurance plan.
  • If you are an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, you will not be subject to penalties if you do not enroll in a federal insurance plan.

–          But, if you would like to enroll in an insurance plan and need assistance there is a certified navigator at the Legal Aid office of NC (586-8931) to help walk you through the process.

–          Appointments can be arranged to meet locally here in Cherokee.

  • If you are not an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, but are eligible for services through the Cherokee Health System and

–          if you want insurance, you will need to start the enrollment process and be finished by March.

–          If would like more information about your requirements, contact Angie Bradley 497-9163 ext 6248.

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