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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.

The IRS will be issuing details explaining how participation in health care sharing will exempt members from the penalty-tax. Since those details will not be needed until 2015 when members file their 2014 tax return, it may be a while before the information is released. The Alliance is working with the IRS to develop these procedures and will notify all of its members as soon as finalized.