Healthy Families Program
This program is administered
by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB).
What About American Indian or Alaska Native Ancestry?
If the applicant or child applying for Healthy Families is of Native American Indian descent or Alaska Native, then you may not have to pay the premium payments and co-payments. To not have to pay for premiums and co-payments, submit one of the following papers as proof of ancestry:
- Copy of an American Indian or Alaska Native enrollment document from a federally recognized tribe; or
- A Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) from the Bureau of Indian Affairs; or
- A letter of Indian Heritage from a California Indian Health Service clinic.
What if I cannot locate my papers of American Indian or Alaska Native ancestry?
Persons who claim Native American Indian or Alaska Native ancestry have 2 months from the date of enrollment to provide acceptable proof. Families will not have to pay premiums for two months, but co-payments are required until the papers are received and approved.
After Healthy Families receives acceptable papers, you will not have to pay premiums and co-payments. Healthy Families will not refund co-payments paid during the months when we had no acceptable proof of your ancestry.