Health Sharing Ministry
As a response to the Affordable Care Act, we have joined forces with Medi-Share, a Health Sharing Ministry, to offer people an alternative to the high costs and poor coverage that is available through the marketplace. Sharing ministries are a community of like-minded individuals who join together to one another’s healthcare burdens. Health Sharing Minitries do not pay for preventive care but they will pay for healthcare burdens such as the birth of a child, cancer treatment, hospitalizations, etc. You can also rest easy knowing that other’s are praying for you during a trying time.
Medi-Share was established in 1993 and currently has over 300,000 members nationwide.
How Does Health Sharing Ministry Work?
Each month you will pay a “monthly share” amount based on the oldest member of your household and the number of people in your family. Through a secure online portal, Medi-Share publishes the medical bills eligible for sharing and coordinates the direct sharing of medical costs between members. You will know each month whose bills your share is helping pay. When you have eligible bills and your annual household portion (AHP) have been met, your fellow believers will be sharing those bills and praying for you as well.
Am I Eligible?
In order to be eligible for Health Sharing Ministry and Medi-Share, candidates must agree to live by ethical and moral principles, believe in a power greater than themselves and be non-smokers. New members to Medi-Share with pre-existing conditions might be subject to a five year waiting period before becoming eligible for cost-sharing benefits.