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Healthcare & Insurance Tribal Employers

Welcome Tribal Employers, Tribes, Urban Indian Organizations, and Tribal Grant Schools

Welcome to the Tribal Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program website. This site provides details on the FEHB Program, eligibility, enrollment, plan information, premium rates, and more.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, incorporated and enacted S. 1790, the Indian Health Care Improvement Reauthorization and Extension Act of 2009, resulting in the addition of section 409 to the IHCIA (codified at 25 U.S.C. 1647b). Under IHCIA section 409, an Indian tribe or tribal organization carrying out programs under the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), or an urban Indian organization carrying out programs under title V of IHCIA, is entitled to purchase coverage, rights, and benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program for their employees.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, Public Law 116-260, amended section 409 of the IHCIA (25 U.S.C. 1647b). Under 25 U.S.C. 1647b, an Indian tribe or tribal organization carrying out programs under the Tribally Controlled Schools Act (TCSA (25 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.) is entitled to purchase coverage, rights, and benefits under the FEHB Program for their employees.

Contact us at 202-606-2530 or email us at tribalprograms@opm.gov for assistance with your questions on Tribal employer FEHB eligibility.

* Note: The term tribal employers is used to designate tribes, tribal employers, urban Indian organizations and tribal grant schools.

Where to go for more Information

Visit our website at www.opm.gov/tribalprograms to learn more about the FEHB Program.

If you are not already receiving the TRIBALPROGRAMS Listserv, please subscribe by sending an email to tribalprograms@opm.gov. In the body of the email, please indicate that you would like to be added to the listserv and include your first and last name.

If you have specific questions, please contact your Tribal Benefits Officer. If you are a Tribal Benefits Officer and have questions, please contact the Tribal Desk at tribalprograms@opm.gov or 202-606-2530.

Helpful Resources for FEHB Open Season for Tribal Employees

What do I need to do? What resources are available to me? Where can I find these resources?
Get general information about Open Season and health insurance Open Season and FEHB Tribal FastFacts www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/fastfacts/fehb-tribal-employees.pdf
Compare health plans FEHB Plan Comparison Tool www.opm.gov/FEHBcompare
Find my premiums FEHB Premiums www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/tribal-employers/benefits-premiums
Health plan brochures (premiums on the back page) www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/indian-tribes/plan-information
Determine how my health plan changes for the upcoming benefit year 2022 Health plan brochure: Section 2 "Changes for 2022" www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/indian-tribes/plan-information
Find out what different types of plans are available to me Review Types of Plans www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/indian-tribes/plan-information/plan-types
Talk to a plan representative Plan phone numbers are listed on each FEHB Plan's website www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/tribal-employers/plan-information/plans/
Enroll in a plan or change enrollment Complete the Standard Form (SF) 2809 and submit the form to your Tribal employer www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf2809.pdf
Where to find additional information Tribal Programs Website www.opm.gov/tribalprograms
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