No. Medi-Share is not insurance. Medi-Share is a healthcare sharing program where Christians share their financial resources to pay each other’s medical expenses. Medi-Share isn’t insurance. Resources are shared directly between members. There is no pooling of funds as practiced by insurance groups. Christian Care Ministry and the Medi-Share program are not registered or licensed by any insurance entity, nor are we required to be. We do not collect premiums, make promise of payment, or guarantee that your medical bills will be paid. Sharing medical bills is completely voluntary.
Taking care of each other was a way of life for Christians in the days of the early Church. The book of Acts is a great picture of the fellowship of believers as well as mutual care.
All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Acts 2:44-45
Christians view Medi-Share as a way to reclaim their biblical mandate to care and provide for their brothers and sisters in Christ.
The Members make the rules! All Members have the opportunity to vote on how they wish to care for one another. The Board of Directors and Medi-Share Steering Committee members review suggestions from Medi-Share Members and recommend changes to the Guidelines. Voting is used to help create, amend and change the program Guidelines; voting is not used for determining whether specific individual bills should be approved for sharing.
Members have chosen Medi-Share for many reasons:
They must enroll by completing the application to Add-on Family Members located in your Member Center under the Resources tab within the Forms page.
The AHP is the dollar amount a Household must pay toward their Eligible Medical Bills during a 12-month period before their needs will be approved for sharing. The AHP 12-month period begins with the Effective Date. For a short video on what is an AHP, click here.
You can switch program AHP levels online. All household members on Medi-Share Complete must switch together to the new AHP. Certain limitations apply please review Medi-share Complete Guidelines Section IV B for additional information.
When you turn 65 years old and have Medicare parts A & B, you are able to transition to the Medi-Share 65+ program. The requirements to complete the process are simple:
Once a child reaches 18, they may apply for an individual program or remain on the family’s program until they reach age 23.
If the child remains, they must complete Testimony & Commitment form within 60 days of the 18th birthday or bills will not be eligible for sharing and will be withdrawn. An email will be sent prior their 18th birthday with instructions to complete Testimony and Commitment form.
Your child must apply for their own program prior to their 23rd birthday by completing the Application to Leave Family for Individual Program found in your Member Center under the Resources tab, then select Forms. Review Medi-share Complete Guideline Section II for additional details.
Your child must apply for their own program prior to the wedding date by completing the Application to Leave Family for Individual Program found in your Member Center under the Resources tab, then select Forms. Review Medi-share Complete Guideline Section II K for additional details.
You can access a digital copy of your member cards by logging into your Member Center at member.medishare.com and click on View ID Card. You can also access your ID card on Medi-Share mobile app and select Cards. To request a new hard copy of your card(s), please call Member Services at (800) 264-2562.
For a short video tutorial on where to find your Medi-Share Complete ID card, click here.
Your green Medi-Share Complete card is for medical needs such as office visits with your primary care physician or a hospital visit. You should also present this card at your pharmacy when fulfilling prescriptions as the information your pharmacist will need is on the front of the card. Your orange Select Savings card is for discounts as a cash customer the day of service for vision, dental, and hearing needs through Careington providers.
You will have access to MDLive, our contracted telehealth provider, at no cost. MDLive gives you 24/7 access to a board-certified physician who can help you determine if further care or testing is recommended before exposing yourself and/or others to the virus. If you have not yet registered or set up your account for MDLive, please visit MyChristianCare.org/mdlive and register now before you need care. If you are already set up with an account on MDLive, simply login to schedule your virtual call. For a short video tutorial on MDLive, click here.
You may qualify for a discount on your Monthly Share amount with the health incentive. All adult Members must meet certain health criteria. To qualify, you must verify your blood pressure, BMI, and weight/waist measurement within 30 days of each other. For more information, click here. For a short video tutorial on the Health Incentive Discount, click here.
Yes, members who refer others to Medi-Share using your unique referral link can earn $100 for every friend who joins as a result of your referral. Log into your Member Center, click on the Resources tab, and select Refer a Friend.
Log into your Member Center at member.medishare.com. Select ‘Forgot Your Password’ or ‘Forgot Your Username’ and you will be able to retrieve or reset it.
Please call (800) 264-2562 Extension 7075 and we can process your withdrawal request.