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OneShare Health

Headquartered in Texas, OneShare Health LLC has operated for about two years. In that time, the company shared nearly $142 million in medical expenses and donated 1.7 million dollars to charity. OneShare’s website also states that they paid 71% of sharing requests in 14 days; 91% percent were paid in 21 days, with about 1,200 requests recieved daily.

About OneShare Health

Like all healthcare sharing ministries, it is a registered nonprofit. OneShare also partners with multiple organizations to ensure that extra funds go to good causes. OneShare Health was founded on Anabaptist principles and has less strict membership requirements than some other Christian HealthShares. A hopeful member must agree to love God and neighbor above all other things and demonstrate this by caring for others as they would themselves. OneShare Health demands no other religious requirements. In fact, their website states that people must worship freely.

Members seem to love the prayer line. OneShare Health keeps a chaplain on staff and those in need of prayers can call in or submit a request online. The company also offers daily Bible study guides and devotionals. In addition to spiritual help, OneShare Health offers a mental health hotline for crisis help and counseling sessions. Other resources include a Concierge Service that may be very helpful for the member who is worried about navigating health care cost sharing.

The First Health provider network used by OneShare Health does not contract with some of the larger hospitals in some states. If you live in an area where there are big players on the local health insurance scene, it would be wise to search firsthealth.com to see what options you might have. As of March 2022, the First Health website states that they work with First Health, Cofinity, and First Choice of the Midwest. This could help add providers and facilities for members to go to in the future, but for now service might be limited.

Membership Requirements:
  • Agree with core biblical principles
  • Adhere to the principles in the “Statement of Belief”
  • Must be under 65 years of age
Key Considerations:
  • Your physical location may impact eligibility or availability of care
  • 90-day waiting period for most medical expenses
  • Lifetime max shareable amount: $1,000,000
  • Once lifetime sharing limit is met, membership is terminated
  • Memberships terminate when a member turns 65
  • Can visit out of network – but in-network participation means smaller costs
  • Members can smoke, but health issues related to smoking are not shareable
  • Up to 40% of membership costs may go towards administration, charitable causes, and general overhead
Pros:
  • Mental health resources
  • Members say that employees are attentive and kind
  • The First Health Network has providers in every state and Puerto Rico
  • Need sharing turnaround time:14–21 days
  • No required confirmation of adherence to the guidelines
  • Telemedicine (100% shared consult fee; available 24/7)
  • Many available discounts (for example: vision, dental, hearing, diabetic supplies)
  • Routine maintenance for chronic conditions (such as Diabetes or Hypertension) is eligible for sharing
  • Eligible preventive expenses are not subject to the ISA and are shared at 100% up to the $1,000 maximum per member per year
Cons:
  • Expensive
  • Not available in Pennsylvania, Washington, Maryland, and Vermont
  • Annual administration fee of $45
  • Hospice care is not eligible for sharing
  • 2-year waiting period for preexisting conditions
  • Max sharing limit for any cancer: $500,000
  • Must obtain pre-certification for most needs before submission
  • Maternity costs only eligible for sharing on Classic Crown or Complete
  • Conditions suffered as a result of military duty are not shareable
  • The most expensive plan appears to have similar benefits to traditional health insurance but may not be much cheaper
Ideal Candidates:
  • Have excellent health are and in a good position to help others
  • Are not expecting a pregnancy
  • Are not active members of the military
  • Would use the mental health resources provided
  • Appreciate the resources given for spiritual health
  • Live near plenty of providers contracted with the First Health network
  • Admire OneHealth Share’s charity work, accept their faith-based membership requirements, and want their healthcare costs to support worthy causes

 

Website onesharehealth.com
Religious Requirements Core Biblical Principles
Need Processing Time 30-45 days
Caps $1,000,000 lifetime (depends on plan)
Personal Responsibility Individual Sharing Amount (ISA) $5,000, $7,500, $10,000
Pre-existing Limitations 24 Month Wait period
Pre-existing exception(s) None
Wellness Visit Yes, after 90 days
Preventive Immunizations Yes, after 90 days
Screening for Mammogram Yes, after 90 days
Screening for Colonoscopy Not shareable
Mental Health Mental Health Chatbot from Clever Health
Provider Network First Health
Need Processing Method Provider Direct
Telemedicine Yes, Cost Shareable
Startup Fee 125.00
Renewal Fee 45.00
Prescriptions Elixir and Clever Health
Maternity Yes, Complete membership / Classic membership, Crown tier
Membership Size 68,000
Community Start Date 2019

Reviews

HealthSharing Reviews 134 reviews
3.2 / 5
Google 341 reviews
3.7 / 5
Yelp 4 reviews
1.5 / 5
Better Business Bureau 36 reviews
1.4 / 5
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Not available in: MA,MD,VT,PA,WA

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