Open enrollment was only 6 weeks this year, from Nov 1-Dec 15, 2017. That’s half the time allotted in previous years. If you still need “coverage” and aren’t sure what to do, never fear! You can join Samaritan anytime, there is no enrollment date restriction to join a health sharing ministry.
For so many the costs associated with the insurance plan options for 2018 were just too high. Premiums, deductibles and out of pocket network costs had bloomed out of control in many parts of the country. If cost wasn’t a factor, then restricted networks and frustrating processes probably were. For many people this year it was time to say, “enough is enough.” There’s only so much we can bear on our own.
Enter Samaritan Ministries.
As a member of Samaritan you are asked to bear very small expenses on your own, and have your brothers and sisters come along side to help share the burden of bigger costs. It’s a weight off your shoulders to know you aren’t restricted by a network, you have member support when you need it, and there isn’t an insurance board of directors making decisions about your health care and whether the decisions made by you and your doctor are acceptable to them. Samaritan removes all that stress.
I am still amazed at how we have so blindly accepted the all the struggles that insurance policies bring to our lives as “normal.” It shouldn’t be normal to owe tens of thousands of dollars even after insurance has paid. It shouldn’t be normal to have a life saving or improving procedure denied by executives. It shouldn’t be normal to be buried in paperwork and long phone calls hoping to get some measure of relief from all the bureaucratic red tape.
Fortunately none of that is part of Samaritan’s normal.
If you long for something better, less stressful, less expensive, and Christ centered then please give Samaritan a look. This blog has tons of information and resources for you, plus you can get a free online information packet from Samaritan themselves by clicking here. It may just be the thing that makes your 2018 year the best and brightest ever!
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!