With the growing number of members rating their health share experiences on our site, we decided it was time to create a “top 10 best health shares” post. Users have rated their health share with a simple 1-5 star rating system.
Take a look at the list below!
4.9 stars | Great pricing
Zion HealthShare is the most praised health share, which is why it’s on the top of this list – and rightfully so!
Zion’s website is amazing; the design is one of the best and it provides a quite pleasant experience.
Despite the similarities to other health shares—the monthly share you’re responsible for paying out of pocket before medical bills can be shared—it stands out for three things: Direct Primary Care memberships, unlimited sharing, and how affordable it is!
Zion HealthShare still shows some flaws, such as the lack of a member portal, however, Zion’s team has informed us that they are working on one.
Another plus of Zion is the different types of memberships. Zion HealthShare has a plan for you as an individual with or without family and a plan for worksites. Moreover, there’s a membership plan that includes Direct Primary Care, which is a Zion HealthShare exclusive, as mentioned above.
Signing up to Zion HealthShare is also pretty easy – when you sign up online, you actually sign up. There’s no need to wait for someone to reach out because everyone is accepted. A digital ID card is sent to you by email, as well as a welcome letter.
The feedback is very impressive: most members are extremely satisfied with Zion HealthShare and highly recommend it to others!
3.9 stars | Expensive pricing
OneShare Health is a faith-based medical cost-sharing program. This health share is a ministry for people with similar core beliefs. OneShare’s members agree to a statement of beliefs based on Biblical scriptures.
OneShare offers several different plans in a variety of price ranges while allowing its members to choose their contribution and coverage types. They have plans merely for emergencies, plans for more frequent medical needs, and plans for the whole family.
This healthsharing program tends to be expensive: ISA tiers are $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000 per year.
You can sign up at any time through social media, phone, or e-mail.
A few people have complained about getting incorrect information from the health share.
3.9 stars | Moderate pricing
With Samaritan Ministries, membership types are broken down into four different categories: one person, two-person family, three or more-person family, widowed or divorced with children.
From a member’s perspective, the initial unshared amount of $300 is a plus because it’s a low price and there’s the freedom to see any doctor without the concerns you’d have with insurance. Moreover, Samaritan Ministries is a quite transparent health share and members get to participate by voting.
Some downsides are the cost of routine visits that cannot be shared and several restrictions on pre-existing conditions. Samaritan also requires you to attend a Christian church regularly and even have your church leader sign off on it every year, which may be inconvenient at times.
Most complaints we’ve seen on our site regard the lack of information at the beginning about what procedures are shared and not.
3.1 stars | Moderate pricing
Altrua’s website is pleasant, and they provide you with a chart that explains in detail every step within Altrua’s health share. However, social media engagement is very weak.
Altrua has three membership types; Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Altrua works with a Member Responsibility Amount (MRA), which is the amount to be paid out of pocket. There are two MRAs to pay: the first is the amount to pay before the membership shares in eligible needs and the second is the percentage the members are responsible for after the first MRA and while the membership shares in eligible needs.
Signing up with Altrua is quite simple and can be done online.
Some users have mentioned coverage issues, delayed reimbursements, and difficulty in contacting the staff.
2.8 stars | Moderate pricing
Christian Healthcare Ministries is the nation’s first and longest-serving Christian health care sharing ministry. It is simply Christian members working together to take control of healthcare costs.
As a member, you will send pre-set monthly financial gifts to the ministry, and those gifts are used to share eligible medical bills sent in by yourself or fellow members.
CHM comes with three benefits: first, the program costs don’t change based on your health history; second, you have the chance to negotiate the cost of your treatment; and third, you do not need treatment approvals before receiving medical care.
CHM provides you with three programs: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. There is an additional program for extraordinarily high expenses–the Brother’s Keeper. The payments are monthly and can be drafted from your account and sent to CHM rather than individual members.
Signing up for Christian Healthcare Ministries is a fairly simple process done via their website.
The worst complaints refer to prolonged delays in reimbursements.
2.7 stars | Affordable pricing
Solidarity HealthShare is a health share for Catholics. It offers three plans: Solidarity First, Solidarity Extend, and Solidarity Whole. Additionally, there’s the Annual Unshared Amount (AUA), which is the amount that you as a member must pay before Solidarity’s sharing kicks in.
The issues reported by people who enrolled seem to be the difficulty in contacting the staff and serious delays in reimbursements.
1.7 stars | Moderate pricing
Liberty HealthShare offers three membership plans: Liberty Share, Liberty Plus, and Liberty Complete. While the pricing is considered moderate, the truth is that Liberty’s plans are cheaper than most health shares’ plans out there.
Submitting medical bills is super easy and varied at Liberty HealthShare. Enrolling is also extremely simple: there’s an enrollment form you can fill out. If you have any questions regarding the health share, the sales staff is very helpful!
5 stars | Expensive pricing
Sedera’s website is pragmatic but has some outdated information.
Sedera is much like the other health shares: there’s an Initial Unshared Amount to which is added monthly fees according to age and number of family members. Sedera tends to be expensive, however, it isn’t the most expensive health share plan out there. And, similar to Zion HealthShare, there are membership plans for individuals and worksites.
Signing up with Sedera is fairly easy since you can just do it on their website. In case you have any doubts, there are many ways to get in touch with someone from Sedera’s team.
5 stars | Moderate pricing
United Refuah HealthShare is a top-rated health share company that offers affordable sharing for your healthcare needs. Enrolling with United Refuah is a breeze—simply fill out their application online.
In a nutshell, exploring different health share companies is a smart move to find the perfect fit for your healthcare needs. Whether you’re all about Christian values like Christian Healthcare Ministries, prefer pocket-friendly options like Solidarity, or seeking comprehensive coverage with Sedera, there’s a health share company to suit your needs and budget. It’s your healthcare, your way!