Webinar Presented by
January 20, 2016   1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Presenters: Doneg McDonough, Laura Bird, Cindy Ferguson

This Webinar Covered:

On Wednesday, January 20th from 1-2:30 pm EST, the TSGAC hosted a Webinar to review findings from an analysis of Employer Options under the Affordable Care Act for a mid-sized, Self-governance Tribe (case study #8).  Issues addressed included:

  • What are the “pay” or “play” options;
  • What options are not practical for many Tribes;
  • How does the Federal Employer Health Benefits (FEHB) program option fit in; and,
  • What is the net cost to a Tribe from the employer mandate?

The presentation incorporated an analysis of Sponsorship options for the Tribe. This analysis is one in a series of analyses being conducted with a select number of Tribes to assist in determining preferred options for meeting the ACA’s employer requirements, as well as consider whether Sponsorship of Tribal members through a Health Insurance Marketplace is beneficial for the Tribe.  These analyses are being shared to help inform the decision-making process of other Tribes.



Supporting Documents


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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)