United Refuah HealthShare is the first and ONLY Jewish-based Health Care Sharing Organization. This is important because now Jewish Americans may join a Health Sharing organization without making representations which are contrary to their faith beliefs.
The founders of United Refuah designed it with the unique characteristics of the American Jewish population in mind. The goal was to be the best health care sharing organization for its members, which doesn’t necessarily mean the lowest monthly contribution. The founders have taken the best of other health care sharing organizations in order to provide the best value to our members. The best health care sharing organization does more than allow for low monthly share amounts: It brings like-minded members together to share their eligible medical expenses, and it provides the members with the tools necessary to maintain and improve their health, as well as navigate the medical provider systems, for cost effective and quality medical services. That’s what we do at United Refuah Health Share.
In addition to facilitating the sharing of medical expenses, United Refuah assists its members in keeping medical needs low by having them become healthy and stay healthy. We do this for all members, through the following methods:
- Health Assistance
1 – We are Health focused – Our members are best served when the eligible medical needs of our members are lower. We therefore exert significant effort to improve and maintain the health of our members. Each member participates in health coaching to discuss and set realistic goals. Through the proactive management of our members’ health, the membership becomes healthier, which drives down medical costs and saves everyone money.
2 – Access: Each member has 24 / 7 access to a doctor through a telehealth platform, which saves members’ time and money. Each time Telehealth is used, the average savings is $250, in addition to the time saved. United Refuah also includes access to Mental Health services. URHS offers 10 visits for mental health per year, subject to the preexisting condition limitations.
3 – Advice: We provide a medical concierge service for our members. Whether you are looking for a GI specialist, or need advice on where to get the lowest cost for an MRI, or when calling in for sharing of medical needs services, our Advice team will assist you with any and all those questions. Navigating the health care system, with nontransparent prices and confusing choices can be difficult; United Refuah provides advice to its members. Note: United Refuah has an open network. All members can see any Provider they choose.
Bottom Line Value: What is your health worth? Is the cheapest car the best car? In addition to facilitating the sharing of eligible medical expenses, United Refuah is also concerned with improving your health and keeping you healthy. Your health is the true value of a membership in United Refuah Health Share. When you are healthy, life is better (and less expensive).