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The Affordable Care Act's Open Enrollment period has ended, but you may qualify for Special Enrollment if your family has a qualifying life event such as...

 # loss of job-based coverage          # release from incarceration          # a move to another state or country          # marriage, birth or adoption

South Dakotans can call or visit free in-person assisters (Navigators and Certified Application Counselors) to discuss their healthcare options and enroll in an insurance plan.  Click here to find local assistance.

Certified Marketplace Navigators
  • Conduct outreach and education year-round so that South Dakotans have the knowledge to make informed health care choices
  • Provide post-enrollment assistance for consumers who may not completely understand their new health insurance or the protections afforded them through the Affordable Care Act
  • Assist consumers who wish to apply for exemptions from the penalty for non-coverage, or file appeals related to Marketplace decisions

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Get Vaccinated for the Flu
Children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities are particularly vulnerable and at increased risk for influenza complications. Parents and caregivers should take steps to make sure everybody in the household is as protected as possible. Ensure children with special needs receive a flu vaccination annually. Vaccinations of other household members will provide additional protections, especially if a child with special health needs is unable to be vaccinated.

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South  Dakota Survey Results - Report by American Academy of Pediatrics Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health
                Thanks to the South Dakota families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) that completed the survey!

Conclusion:  Parents in South Dakota are encountering many access, coverage and payment issues, and expressed frustration with the lack of available assistance based on survey results. Many survey respondents were parents of CYSHCN, and several reported that they were unable to obtain recommended care due to issues coordinating care and unmanageable out-of-pocket expenses. There are opportunities to make meaningful improvements in the health care of maternal and child health populations in the state.

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Use this easy tool to get personalized health recommendations for yourself or a family member, learn when your child or teen should have well-child visits or immunizations, get helpful tips and resources about parenting, healthy living and keeping children safe, and much more.

Delta Dental Dakota Smiles Mobile Dental Program

The primary mission of the Dakota Smiles Mobile Dental Program is to treat children ages 0-21.  The Dakota Smiles program is designed to assist people who do not have access to care and who do not have a dental home (children who have not seen a dentist for two years or live more than 85 miles from a dentist). No child will be turned away for inability to pay for services.  The Dakota Smiles Mobile Dental Program includes two trucks that are fully equipped dental offices on wheels. Services provided include: diagnostic and preventive procedures, restorative procedures and tooth extractions.

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