Learn More About
- The Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries
…was formed to serve the common interests of faith-based ministries which facilitate the sharing of health care needs (financial, emotional, and spiritual) by individuals and families… [read more]
- 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]
- Find info on your state
As we track the health care related news in each state, find out what may
affect you… [click here]
- Joining a health care sharing ministry
Did you know that you can apply to join a health care sharing ministry any time of the year? [learn 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.