CHS guide for beneficiaries 2014

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Under the Affordable Care Act every American must demonstrate health care coverage in the coming year. This means if you do not already have coverage (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, Denali KidCare, VA Healthcare or private insurance) you will be required to purchase health insurance or face a penalty when filing your taxes. !

! Emiley Sue Faris" Patient Outreach Coordinator


Alaska Native and American Indian people are exempt from the requirement to purchase insurance if they can show evidence of being enrolled in a federally recognized tribe. We recommend that you contact your village Tribe to determine how you can enroll. !

Even with this exemption, Alaska Native and American Indian people may choose to purchase insurance. Alaskans will have a new option of purchasing health insurance through the federal marketplace. That’s where Emiley Sue Faris and Monica Anderson come in. Emiley and Monica are the Outreach Coordinators at SVT Health & Wellness in Homer.

- Our Patients’ Responsibilities -! • Arrive on time for appointments.! • Keep all scheduled appointments or call at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule or cancel appointments. Call 226-2228 to make any appointment changes.! • Provide accurate and complete information regarding your health status.! • Share in health care decision-making and participate in the development of a mutually agreed upon treatment plan with your health care provider.! • Maintain as healthy a lifestyle as possible and follow through with a treatment plan you agree with.! • Treat other patients and staff with respect and courtesy.! • Ask questions about anything you do not understand.! • Let us know how we’re doing by filling out a patient satisfaction survey.! • Provide up-to-date contact information including the best way to reach you



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