Vacationing as a Health Share Member

March 24, 2023

If you are a health share member and you’re planning a trip, you might have some questions about how your health share will work if you need it while on vacation. No one wants to think about getting sick or injured on vacation. But, it’s reasonable to be prepared in case someone you’re traveling with […]

Health Shares and Maternity: Costs and Limits

March 10, 2023

Health shares are an attractive option for larger families looking for a quality, affordable healthcare option. But does that affordability extend to maternity sharing? Well, the answer to that depends on the details of your membership, but there are some common characteristics many health shares’ maternity guidelines have in common that are important to know. […]

What Not to Expect From Your Health Share in 2023

February 24, 2023

Many health shares have adopted new features that extend their utility beyond sharing major medical expenses. But there are still some features you should not expect from your health share; some of these features are not included in your membership because they would stretch health sharing communities’ resources too thin, and some are not included […]

What to Expect From Your Health Share in 2023

February 14, 2023

Members already know health shares are great for handling medical expenses for major medical incidents, but there are other features you should expect from your health share. Some of these features, like telemedicine and preventive screening, are provided by most health shares as part of your membership. To get the most out of your health […]

Can a Health Share Really Be Accredited?

February 1, 2023

While shopping around for a health share, you may have seen some different seals, awards, or accreditation on different company websites. For example, you may have seen one or more of these on the bottom of a health share’s website: But what do these stamps mean? Should you only look at health shares that have […]

Do Health Shares Still Use Provider Networks?

January 17, 2023

Everyone has heard of provider networks, and while they’re less common for health shares than traditional health insurance, they’re still a factor you need to consider. A provider network is made up of doctors and other health care providers with a contract to provide medical care to its members, often at a discount.  Many health […]

Why Is it Important to Read the Membership Guidelines?

January 10, 2023

Every health share provides its members with guidelines that provide information about their organization and details about sharing. These guidelines include principles of membership members must attest to, information on what is shareable, and how long you may need to wait before needs related to pre-membership conditions may be eligible for sharing. You need to […]

3 Ways Your Health Share May Help with Prescription Costs

December 16, 2022

 One of those routine healthcare expenses that we’d all like help with is prescription costs—particularly if you have medications you take every day. Unfortunately, if you are shopping for a health share, you probably found that few companies are willing to pay for your meds.  Since health shares are really meant for big expenses, they […]

Is Joining a Health Share Too Risky?

December 15, 2022

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Membership. No matter how frustrated you are with the health insurance industry, making the leap to a health share isn’t easy. In fact, shopping for one can be pretty overwhelming. That’s probably how you ended up here.   Between researching different companies and trying to find the best program […]

Finding the Best Health Share in 2023

December 12, 2022

When comparing health share companies, it is easy to get  discouraged by the amount of information that is out there. Each one claims to be the best, and the structure and the pricing is often similar enough that it’s hard to know where to get the best bang for your buck.  Since reviewing health shares […]