Imagine a world where where Blue Cross / Blue Shield sent all its members get-well cards with personal notes to the recovering claimants, written by employees who each put a part of the claim in the envelopes. That’s what happens with the healthcare group we’re involved in. We were hit with two major medical expenses since September, and Micah’s checks are all in, Chris’ are coming in this month, and they each come with a personalized encouragement of some sort. We love it!
Samaritan Ministries is a cooperative group of people who pool their commitment to one another by sending medical reimbursement checks to cover medical expenses. The process is quite different than traditional insurance or government programs. The process makes a lot of sense, but one of the coolest things about the process are the handwritten notes of encouragement we receive from other members.
One of Micah’s checks came from a family with a 5-year-old son. The parents included this boy’s short get-well note written personally to Micah for healing to his finger. It came with $1 of the boy’s own money. Micah was so encouraged that he made a custom wooden sword (from the very swords he cut the day he cut his finger) and sent it to him. Isn’t that just great?
Standing on this side of $70,000 of medical bills, we can sincerely testify that God’s people came through. The system Samaritan has come up with is effective. Our claim is published, and the system lets its members know what their payments are and where they should go. We send our monthly check loyally (as we have since 2004 when we joined), even with a bit of enthusiasm knowing that the money is going to another brother or sister in Christ to help in his/her time of need. Multiply that by 18,000 members and you have quite an impressive group of people taking care of one another.
Are you interested? Samaritan is perfect for self-employed families, but also good for part-time workers or others with no insurance. Samaritan may be for you. There are restrictions (every healthcare solution has restrictions), but investigating this for your family may be up your alley. Visit Samaritan Ministries’ Website. They come with our strongest recommendation!
*Full disclosure: Samaritan members are automatically enrolled in an affiliate program, so if you become a member and list us as your referral, we receive a discount on our monthly payment. That disclosed, know that we do not endorse anything on this website without being fully sold on its value already.