If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken the steps to learn more about how health-sharing can help you. Congrats! Health-sharing may still be one of the best-kept secrets in America and our mission is to spread it–particularly to the Jewish community.

So, you’ve been digging around our site. You may have received some of our emails or heard of us from a friend. You may have even developed a vague sense of what it is that we do. But health-sharing is complex, and we know that you have questions.

So, let’s start with the basics–what exactly is health-sharing 101?

Put simply, health-sharing allows members of a shared faith to provide the financial backing to care for each other, providing support for each member of the group while simultaneously cutting costs for all involved. Members make monthly contributions to their share-box, which are then distributed to a member who is in need of medical assistance. You can read more about the specifics here.

Why did we start United Refuah HealthShare?

Health- sharing is rapidly becoming a popular choice for those burdened with the high costs that traditional healthcare systems demand. Today, people around the world are jumping on the health-share bandwagon, recognizing the multiple benefits it has to offer. But while other faith-based organizations have been practicing health-sharing successfully for decades, the Jewish community had, up until now, remained in the dark.

We asked ourselves, why can’t we follow this model for our own community? Shouldn’t we all benefit from this kind of healthcare management? We want to offer you the chance to join a health-share designed specifically for our community, by our community.

What do we bring to the table that’s new?

At the end of the day, health-sharing isn’t just about cost control. It’s about family, health, and values. At our core, we’re a thriving community of like-minded people freely supporting one another. Our community is based on the moral and Torah principles that it is an inherent obligation to maintain our health and wellness and to promote the best life possible for ourselves and our families. To that end, we’ve managed to line up experts from a vast array of industries. Our legal department, healthcare specialists, and business management professionals work round-the-clock to ensure that members receive the best possible service. In fact, we are the first health-sharing organization to launch with integrated population healthcare management–not only giving our members the ability to share in one another’s healthcare expenses but also assisting them to maintain a higher level of personal health.

Throughout this blog, we hope to share relevant information, updates, and the latest in healthcare, as well as recipes, lifestyle tips and more. What would you like us to cover? We’re here for you, so let us know in the comments below!