From the Members

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Posted by admin | Posted in Member Letters | Posted on 05-12-2017

“In our health care system it is almost impossible to get the care you need using insurance. If I didn’t have Samaritan I would still be waiting on referrals and probably would get claims denied. I’m so blessed with Samaritan to be able to see the doctors I need in a timely manner.” – Donna in Calfornia

“I was nervous to call medical offices asking about discounts, but it was so easy! All of them were helpful, as was Healthcare Bluebook for finding good prices ahead of time. God bless you all in your work for the Lord and His sheep.” – John and Melody in Texas

“Obamacare destroyed my health insurance. An $11,000 deductible was added to this $11,000 annual premiums. This is not insurance. Praise God fo Samaritan Ministries that has met our needs. If I had stayed with insurance I’d be paying bills off for years. I will always be grateful for how God has blessed my family through Samaritan Ministries.” – Lisa in Pennsylvania

“We are so thankful to know that we can get the medical treatment we need without the fear of being out a network approved by an insurance carrier. As a result of knowing that other believers are sharing our bills, we also feel a responsibility to them not to have unnecessary tests and procedures. This has made us more aware of how we approach medical care, saving us both money and unnecessary discomfort.” – Donna in South Carolina

5% Share Reduction for December

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Posted by admin | Posted in Samaritan Perks | Posted on 02-12-2017

The December sharing amounts have been sent and members received a 5% reduction in what they send for the month of December. This happens whenever the needs are lower than the amount of money available. When less is needed members get a reduction and get to keep the difference, or they can choose to send it on for special prayer needs, or go out to dinner, basically whatever they want! 🙂

I love that Samaritan does this, it’s the only ministry to have such a policy. And we all know insurance doesn’t reduce our monthly premiums! Samaritan has had share reductions several times over the past couple of years.

Also, don’t forget that online sharing has been made available using paypal.me through our Samaritan dashboard. The more members who signup to accept online payments the more this feature will be available to those who want to send their shares online.

Online Sharing Now Available

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Posted by admin | Posted in Samaritan Perks | Posted on 17-11-2017

Samaritan recently rolled out a new option for members to send their shares online through Paypal. This is a feature many have asked for so I’m glad to see it becoming available. There are some details to know as part of this new offering:

FOR RECEIVING

  • Members must create a paypal.me link which must be entered into their Samaritan dashboard settings so that sharing will work
  • Members must go into their Samaritan dashboard and update their settings to be able to accept shares through Paypal. You can do this now through dash.samaritanministries.org

FOR SENDING

  • To avoid unnecessary fees when using PayPal.Me, Samaritan recommends
    • Using a “Personal” PayPal.Me account, not “business”
    • Sending money to “Friends and “Family”, not for “goods and services”
    • Connecting your bank account to your PayPal account, not a debit or credit card
  • Members would log into their Samaritan dashboard (online account) and see if Paypal sending is an option for that need. If the recipient isn’t set up for online sharing yet then you would still send a check in the mail. Over time more and more members will choose the online option and I expect it to become quite popular, however, members are not required to receive shares electronically if they are not comfortable doing so.
  • Members can send an electronic note along with their share, or still send a card in the mail.

Thank you to Samaritan for continuing to advance the ministry and make things easy for the members.