Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance (T-SHIP)

What is Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance?

Tribes and Tribal health organizations now pay for health insurance for Alaska Native and American Indian people in Alaska who qualify. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) offers Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance in Alaska.

Will Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance cost me anything?

No. ANTHC pays the monthly insurance premium cost. Alaska Native and American Indian people also do not have to pay any co-payments or deductibles when seen or referred by Tribal health facilities.

Why should I have Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance?

Health insurance can help make more services available for you and all Alaska Native and American Indian people. Health insurance can also help you receive medical care when you are traveling away from Tribal health facilities.

How do I qualify?

You and your family can get Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance if the following are true:

  • Are a resident of the state of Alaska
  • Are eligible for services at a Tribal health clinic/facility
  • Are not covered by or eligible for Medicare Part A, Medicaid (Denali Care), Denali KidCare, TRICARE, CHAMPVA, or affordable health insurance through an employer
  • Estimate your current yearly income will be within the guidelines below:
Income Guidelines for TSHIP Eligibility
If your family has:
Your yearly income will be above:And below:
1 person$14,840$59,360
2 people$20,020$80,080
3 people$25,200$100,800
4 people$30,380$121,520
5 people$35,560$142,240
6 people$40,740$162,960
7 people$45,920$183,680

Does this affect my current Alaska Native health benefits?

No. You will always first and foremost be a beneficiary of Indian Health Service, Tribal hospitals, and health clinics throughout Alaska and the United States. Tribally-Sponsored health insurance is an added health care benefit. you should use the Tribal Health System to ensure that your health care needs are being met and that you are as healthy as possible.

For more information

(907) 729-7225