Tribal Self-Governance Advisory
Committee ACA/IHCIA Webinar
September 22, 2021
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (ET)

Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage for Tribal Citizens and Other Indian Health Service (IHS)-Eligible Individuals:
Tribal Sponsorship, American Rescue Plan Act, and New Employer Option

Doneg McDonough, Health System Analytics, Consultant, Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee
Facilitator: Cyndi Ferguson, SENSE Incorporated.

Support Documents:

-PowerPoint for this Webinar: Click Here

-Tribal Sponsorship Toolkit – Click Here

-For background on a Tribal clinic billing as an FQHC, see the TSGAC issue brief “CMS Restrictions on Billing Medicaid for Services Outside Four Walls” at: Click Here

-For background on payment protections for IHCPs, see the TSGAC issue brief “Requirements for Payment and Other Protections to Indian Health Care Providers under Marketplace Health Plans” at: Click Here

-TSGAC issue brief “Tribal Employers under the ACA’s Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Rules:  ALE Member Pay-or-Play Guide” (September 30, 2016) for a discussion on options for different ALE members – Click Here

Webinar Video:


Thursday, August 4

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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)