As an American Indian or Alaska Native, am I required to have health care insurance?


No, members of federally recognized tribes, other American Indians and Alaska Natives, and other people (like the spouse or child of an eligible Indian) who are eligible for or get services through an Indian Health Service, or tribal or urban Indian health programs will be exempt from (don’t have to pay) the shared responsibility payment. So, you do not have to apply for health insurance, but you must apply for this exemption.