Member Letter Time!

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Posted by admin | Posted in Member Letters, Samaritan Newsletters | Posted on 28-01-2015

Its time again to share more member letters, these are some of my favorite posts to do. These have all come direct from Samaritan in our member newsletter each month, and I’m sharing them with you!

 

letter“We can’t say enough about having a friend share Samaritan Ministries with us. We were coming to a point in our lives of being unable to afford any kind of health care. We are so, so thankful! We love being able to share with others. Not only have our needs been met, but we now have enough money to help others. Plus, we’re able to share God and life experiences along the way. May God continue blessing this program and all of the members.” Robert in Illinois

 

“God is so good! Not only did He heal me and meet our financial need completely, but He encouraged us so much by having others praying and sharing with us financially. The notes of encouragement reaffirmed in us that we are a part of the universal Body oF Christ. Thanks so much for orchestrating it!” Martha in Ohio

 

“To God be the glory. It was so comforting to know so many people have been praying for my recovery. Thank you so much for the encouraging words and cards. It is great to know so many Christians care. Thank you in Christian Love.” Rich in Indiana

 

“I would like to thank everyone who sent cards, encouraging words, finances, and especially the prayers of God’s people. It is so good to belong to Samaritan Ministries because without them, I would have never “met” so many new people who shared the love of the Lord in so many ways. I love the Scripture that says God will supply all of our needs according to His riches in Glory in Christ Jesus. That’s what He has done for me through the obedience of God’s people. Thank you all and God bless.” Donna in Illinois

 

“Having prayed for and sent to others in Samaritan, we were so blessed to receive, including the personalized, caring notes. Sharing about Samaritan is a wonderful way to introduce friends and associates to the Bible and God’s ways of handling health issues and traumatic life situations. In a time of chaos in health care, it is refreshing to do it God’s way and then relate that to fearful friends and glorify God in the process.” Robert in Wyoming

 

 

Happy New Year with a 4th Share Reduction

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Posted by admin | Posted in Samaritan Newsletters, Samaritan Perks | Posted on 02-01-2015

Happy 2015 everyone!

Samaritan surprised us with another share reduction, the 4th in a row. This month’s is even bigger than the previous 3, with a 17% reduction being given. Previous months were 10%, 5%, 8% and now 17%. I don’t know how long they can keep this up, but we sure do like it! 🙂 And we NEVER got that with our insurance plan.

There was another large influx of members into Samaritan during the last couple of months, pushing membership to over 40,800 households now. When our family joined in Nov 2013 I think there were around 22,000 households, so we’ve nearly doubled in the last year. That is a LOT of growth and I’m very pleased with how Samaritan’s staff and board are handling it all. People are discovering they simply cannot afford ACA insurance premiums and don’t like the high deductibles they have to accept. Fortunately Samaritan (and other HCSMs) are available to provide an alternative which is even better than insurance! I am so grateful we found Samaritan and took that leap of faith to get out of the mainstream insurance industry.

You can join a health care sharing ministry at any time during the year, but you may not be able to quit your insurance plan outside of the open enrollment period (depending on your plan type), so now is a great time to research health care sharing ministries.  Open enrollment for ACA plans (including changes/cancellations for some plans/new signups) ends on Feb 15, so I expect there will be a continuation of big signups at Samaritan through that period. New members can join throughout the year and there will be many, but the largest influx is during this time period.