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

Since health shares are more for large medical expenses, they do not focus on smaller, routine costs, like prescriptions. However, you should expect your health share to help make your medication costs more manageable. Here are three ways a health share will help you pay for prescriptions. 1. Medical need sharing  You may receive direct […]

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 can be overwhelming. Between researching different companies and trying to find the best program for your needs, it’s hard not to wonder if joining a health share is worth […]

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 health share 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.  We thought it […]

Direct Primary Care vs. Health Sharing

November 3, 2022

Is One Better Than the Other? If you are looking for a better solution to deal with your medical bills, you’ve probably heard of health sharing and direct primary care memberships. So how do you know which option is best for you? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of both […]

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3 Reasons Why Health Shares Are So Popular

October 18, 2022

According to the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries, there are health share members in all 50 states, and nationwide about 900,000 people are enrolled in one of the AHCSM companies. But that number only represents 7 out of roughly 100 companies! That means that easily over one million people are enrolled in some kind of […]

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Coshare, Copay, and Member Responsibility: A Health Share Vocabulary Lesson

October 4, 2022

Although health sharing is not the same as health insurance, sometimes its structure looks very similar. Today, we thought it would be a good idea to review some of the most common, insurance-like terms used by health sharing ministries. Knowing this vocabulary will make it easier to interpret medical cost sharing membership plans when you […]

Do Startups Offer Health Insurance?

September 23, 2022

The United States is the country with the most startups in the world, so many of our readers probably work for one, or know someone who does. Startups can be exciting—a brand-new business with new ideas and ways of doing things offers a lot of opportunity for employees to make a mark on the company […]

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Health Share Plans: What You Need To Know

September 14, 2022

With medical costs constantly ballooning and showing no signs of slowing down, more and more people are looking for alternative ways to get healthcare. Health sharing programs (also known as “medical cost sharing,” “healthcare ministries”, and “sharing ministries”, among other terms), have become more popular over the years. In 2022, health share ministries have a […]

How Much Do Healthshare Memberships Cost?

September 8, 2022

This question is one of the most frequent information requests we get from site messages. It’s also incredibly difficult to answer, since there’s so much variety! Today, we’ll explain a bit about what to expect from healthshare pricing. Factors that determine pricing Most health shares use flat-rate pricing, meaning that potential members can see what […]