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  • Health Care Sharing Ministries
    A health care sharing ministry is a biblically based method of meeting needs by a health care cost sharing arrangement among individuals of similar and sincerely held beliefs. Find out how it works… [read more]

The Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries was founded in 2007 by Samaritan Ministries International and Christian Care Medishare to provide advocacy for, and education about health care sharing ministries and their members. Health care sharing satisfies the Federal health care law’s (Affordable Care Act) requirement that individuals purchase insurance or pay a penalty-tax (see 26 United States Code Section 5000A, (d) (2) (B)). The Alliance is a tax exempt 501(c)(6) Christian advocacy ministry. The Alliance seeks to return health care to a private, patient-centered model.

Samaritan Ministries and Medi-Share (two member-ministries comprising the Alliance) have both received letters of certification as recognized health care sharing ministries by the Health & Human Services Department (via Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). The IRS is expected to release 2014 tax forms in the Fall that will include instructions for how participants in a health care sharing ministry may certify their exemption when they file their 2014 tax returns in 2015.