Anabaptist health shares are organizations in the U.S. that aim to facilitate the sharing of health care costs among Members who have shared religious or ethical beliefs.
The idea behind Anabaptist health sharing ministry programs can be traced back to at least a century ago when, during hard times, Amish and Mennonite communities would pool their money to lighten the burden of individuals’ debts. However, in the late 20th Century, health care sharing began to branch out to broader communities through larger ministries within the Christian community.
Not only do Anabaptist health sharing ministry Members lift each other up financially, but they also provide spiritual support through prayer. And, as non-profits, health sharing ministries also partake in charitable outreach into communities who need it most. To do so, they give percentages of Member contributions to partnered Christian charities thus fulfilling the law of Christ by bearing each other's burdens.
What is Anabaptist faith? Well, Anabaptist beliefs tie into the meaning of the name Anabaptist (“re-baptized,” or “baptized again”). They are Christians who believe that, instead of being baptized in infancy, Anabaptists should delay baptism until they confess their faith in Christ. Anabaptist faith and beliefs are nurtured best in community with other Christians; that integrity combined with true faith will pervade and affect all human relationships.
That’s why, using scriptural principles to connect people of similar faiths in a quality Health Care Sharing Ministry, the purpose behind the OneShare Anabaptist health share is to share the medical needs of our Member Community, provide a pleasant Membership experience, and to inspire healthier, joyful communities on the path of life.
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
ONESHARE HEALTH, LLC (ONESHARE) IS NOT AN INSURANCE COMPANY BUT A RELIGIOUS HEALTH CARE SHARING MINISTRY (HCSM) THAT FACILITATES THE SHARING OF MEDICAL EXPENSES AMONG MEMBERS. As with all HCSMs under 26 USC § 5000A(d)(2)(B)(ii), OneShare’s members are exempt from the ACA individual mandate. OneShare does not assume any legal risk or obligation for payment of member medical expenses. Neither OneShare nor its members guarantee or promise that medical bills will be paid or shared by the membership. Available nationwide, but please check www.onesharehealth.com/legal-notices for the most up to date state availability listing.
Enrollment in OneShare is not a contract for insurance. Participation in OneShare is voluntary. Enrollment as a OneShare member is voluntary, and the sharing of monetary contributions is voluntary. You are free to cancel your membership at any time. OneShare requests that a voluntary sharing contribution be made for each month you are enrolled, to facilitate the sharing of requests published on behalf of other members.