Altrua HealthShare is delighted to announce that we are members of the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries. The Alliance engages a set of standards for all participating health shares and reviews the practices of health care sharing organizations. The Alliance holds all health care sharing partners to a rigorous set of practices. What this means for Altrua HealthShare Members and for those considering becoming part of the Altrua HealthShare Membership is that you can now have even greater confidence in your membership. The Alliance works to make sure that members of partner health care sharing ministries have continued control of their health care choices and helps standardize your rights as a health share member.

It’s important to note that not all health care sharing ministries are part of the Alliance, which means that members of those organizations that are not affiliated with the Alliance don’t have the same assurances and standard of practice that affiliated health shares within the Alliance have. For Altrua HealthShare to become part of the Alliance, we underwent a robust vetting process, which included a full review of our Membership Guidelines, our Statement of Standards, our process for sharing in medical needs, and other keystones of our mission. We are honored to have met the requirements needed to be included as part of the Alliance and are confident that it will help both current Members and future Members experience the best possible health sharing experience. 

There are currently 1.5 million Americans who are part of health care sharing ministries. It is vital that organizations that operate as health care sharing ministries be held to standards that serve their members with integrity and transparency. If you are a current Member of Altrua HealthShare, our inclusion in the Alliance is a further step in our commitment to making your experience the best it can be. And if you are part of a different health share or are considering a health share for your medical needs, be sure to determine if the health shares you are looking at are part of the Alliance. For more information on the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries, visit their website for more details on their work with health shares and how they are committed to keeping health sharing one of your trusted choices for your health care needs. 

Julie Lyles Carr is a best-selling author, podcaster, and entrepreneur living in Austin, Texas, with her husband Mike Carr. They have eight kids, two unfriendly cats, and an antique dachshund.