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Is Health Sharing a Good Idea? Exploring the Benefits and Considerations

By OneShare Health on 2:20 PM on July 13, 2023

Health sharing originated in Amish and Mennonite communities which would pool their money to lighten the burden of individuals’ debts. Over time this practice evolved into more formal arrangements we now know as health care sharing ministries.

In the early 1980’s, health sharing emerged as an alternative to traditional health insurance, captivating the attention of individuals seeking more affordable and flexible healthcare options and growing in popularity since. The industry has since grown to sharing approximately $3 billion in medical expenses each year. But still some who are unfamiliar with the idea have questions. So, is health sharing truly a good idea? Let’s explore the benefits and considerations associated with healthcare sharing programs. By understanding its key features, limitations, and potential advantages, you can make an informed decision regarding your healthcare needs.

Topics: Healthcare Sharing & FAQ
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Health Care Sharing Ministries Myth Vs. Fact

By OneShare Health on 5:39 PM on December 6, 2022

Although Health Care Sharing Ministries are becoming more popular, it's still a new concept to many. We want to debunk some of the myths about HCSMs and show you why this affordable alternative to traditional health insurance may be right for you!

Topics: Healthcare Sharing & FAQ
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What is Balance Billing? How OneShare Advocates to Lower Your Bills

By OneShare Health on 12:00 AM on May 15, 2022

As a OneShare Health Member, you deserve the freedom to choose a healthcare Provider; to go to any hospital or Facility you choose! But, to bring you this no-restriction freedom of choice, we use what we call our "Fair and Reasonable Sharing method."

In most cases, your Provider accepts our Fair and Reasonable Amount as payment in full. But what happens if you later receive a balance bill for those services? Let's break it down.  

Topics: Healthcare Sharing & FAQ
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See Whichever Care Provider You’d Like. We’ll Take Care of the Rest.

By OneShare Health on 12:00 AM on May 15, 2022

How to Stretch Your Healthcare Dollar with OneShare's Freedom of Choice 

Traditionally, consumers are in the habit of seeking medical services through a defined Provider Network – if a doctor or hospital isn't on the list, benefits are reduced. That's not the case with the new OneShare Health Programs. So go where you'd like, your Program Features will not be affected. 

As a OneShare Health Member, we are giving you the freedom to choose a healthcare Provider; to go to any hospital or Facility of your choosing. Why? To lower Out-of-Pocket expenses for your care and stretch your healthcare dollars.

Topics: Healthcare Sharing & FAQ
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FAQ: Is OneShare Health a Non-Profit Organization?

By OneShare Health on 11:00 AM on May 3, 2022

Yes! OneShare Health LLC is a Christian non profit organization and it shares the Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status of its parent, OneShare International (d/b/a Anabaptist HealthShare).For readers who aren’t familiar, a non-profit organization (NPO), also known as a “nonbusiness entity” or “not-for-profit organization,” is one that is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view. Rather than distributing income to the organization's shareholders, leaders, or members, a non-profit will use its surplus of revenue to further achieve its ultimate objective, which is typically humanitarian in nature.

Non-profits are tax-exempt, or charitable, meaning they do not pay income tax on the money that they receive for their organization.

Topics: Healthcare Sharing & FAQ
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FAQ: Are Health Care Sharing Ministries Christian health insurance?

By OneShare Health on 11:00 AM on April 25, 2022


No, Christian health insurance does not exist.

Let’s face it: navigating the health care industry can be a headache for some, but that’s why we’re here!

In this article, we’d like to address a common misconception about health insurance (remember, OneShare Health is not health insurance, but a Health Care Sharing Ministry that facilitates the sharing of Eligible medical expenses for and through our Members!). Keep reading to find out what really has people scratching their heads these days.

Topics: Healthcare Sharing & FAQ
6 min read

FAQ: How Can You Be Exempt from the Affordable Care Act?

By OneShare Health on 11:00 AM on March 17, 2022

Navigating the health care maze can be confusing. We all need medical care from time to time. In today’s fast-paced world, you need to make sure you and your family are able to get the care you need, but what are all your options? And are any of them even affordable?

Topics: Healthcare Sharing & FAQ
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FAQ: How Is OneShare Health Different From Health Insurance?

By OneShare Health on 11:00 AM on March 16, 2022

Let's learn about the difference between Christian health insurance and a Christian health insurance alternative: an HCSM.

How is OneShare Health different from traditional and Christian health insurance?

Medical sharing programs—also known as “health care sharing” and “health sharing programs”—are offered by Health Care Sharing Ministries like OneShare Health. Thanks to their flexibility, affordability and ACA-exempt status, these Programs are becoming increasingly popular for people who are looking for alternative health care options.

Since Christian health care sharing is an alternative to traditional and Christian health insurance, its policies, rules, and methods are very different, too.

Topics: Healthcare Sharing & FAQ
7 min read

FAQ: What Does ACA-Exempt Mean?

By OneShare Health on 11:00 AM on February 23, 2022

Is OneShare Health exempt from Obamacare? Yes! Read on for OneShare Health tax information.

You may know all about the Affordable Care Act, but does it apply to OneShare Health? As a Health Care Sharing Ministry (HCSM), OneShare Health’s ACA religious exemption is one of our most attractive features.

If you're a current Member looking for OneShare Health tax information so you can file your taxes, click here or read on below.

Topics: Healthcare Sharing & FAQ
6 min read

FAQ: What is Telemedicine?

By OneShare Health on 11:00 AM on February 3, 2022

Smart Virtual Care (Telemedicine) services allow OneShare Health Members to consult a physician 24/7, for a Consult Fee that's 100% Shared.

Access to Smart Virtual Care (Telemedicine) is a key part of every Membership Program of OneShare's Health Care Sharing Ministry. 

Topics: Healthcare Sharing & FAQ