OneShare Health Maintains Health Care Compliance Standards Through Tenured Former Insurance Regulators Like Combs
IRVING, Texas, April 6, 2020 - Recently, OneShare Health, a Christian-based Health Care Sharing Ministry (HCSM) based in Irving, Texas, welcomed former insurance regulator Buddy Combs to their growing team. Serving eight years at the Oklahoma Insurance Department and, ultimately, as First Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Staff, Combs’s background in health insurance, and the oversight thereof, is extensive.
Today, Combs maintains the role of Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for OneShare Health, and is responsible for overseeing the operations of the company’s compliance, contracting, and legal teams. This includes handling member complaints that come through departments of insurance, the Better Business Bureau©, and Attorney General offices, as well as the review of all legal matters within the organization. Once a leadership member at the Oklahoma Insurance Department, Combs also has extensive experience in the drafting and development of legislation related to healthcare and health insurance issues.
“I think my combination of regulatory, legislative affairs and legal experience is unique,” said Combs. “I am able to view issues through both a regulatory and legal lens to understand not only what the right legal requirements are but also what insurance regulators across the country will think, how they approach issues, and how their staff functions.”
Regarding his time at OneShare Health so far, Combs said he is most impressed by the “incredible sense of camaraderie among the staff.” He stated that it was the company’s faith- and people based culture that ultimately led to his joining the OneShare Health team.
“He always pushes me to ensure we do everything in an upright manner that fulfills our calling as a ministry and protects our members,” said Combs.
About OneShare Health: OneShare Health is an ACA-exempt, non-profit, Christian Health Care Sharing Ministry (HCSM) based in Irving, Texas, that facilitates the sharing of medical expenses among individuals and families who are united by a set of shared religious beliefs. Healthcare sharing ministries are not traditional health insurance and do not accept risk or make guarantees regarding payment of bills submitted by members.
"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."
John 15:12 (ESV)