A Provider's Point of View: Healthshare Patients Are Welcome!

Liberty HealthShare is not insurance and as a healthsharing ministry, our members have the freedom to care for their health in a special way and share medical expenses with their fellow members. At the core of our healthsharing community is our collective resources, called SharePower. Each month, our members voluntarily contribute a monthly share to help other members in need. Combined, the funds shared are powerful. In 2020 alone, more than $347 million in medical expenses were shared among members. Protecting our shared resources ensures that we are here for each other now and in the future. Here are a few ways to help you steward the resources of our community.

March 15th, 2021

Advantages of a Health-Conscious Community

Our ability to share one another's medical expenses is dependent on the overall health of our community. When you choose to partake in healthy lifestyle habits, you contribute to our healthsharing community and support your fellow members by protecting our SharePower. Everyone's actions impact the ministry and our collective resources and we commit to caring for our health responsibly, and this decision supports our core values of stewarding our resources. By properly caring for ourselves, we can better care for our lives, families, and our healthsharing community.

March 15th, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Meet Christine

For the month of February, we are excited to introduce you to our Intake Specialist and Trainer, Christine H. Christine joined the Liberty family over three years ago, and she enjoys “being able to help so many families across the United States learn who we are and what we do.” Like many of our staff, Christine is passionate about our community and finds joy in supporting our members throughout varying stages of their healthsharing journeys.

March 15th, 2021

HealthSharing: Protecting Our Community SharePower

Liberty HealthShare is not insurance and as a healthsharing ministry, our members have the freedom to care for their health in a special way and share medical expenses with their fellow members. At the core of our healthsharing community is our collective resources, called SharePower. Each month, our members voluntarily contribute a monthly share to help other members in need. Combined, the funds shared are powerful. In 2020 alone, more than $347 million in medical expenses were shared among members. Protecting our shared resources ensures that we are here for each other now and in the future. Here are a few ways to help you steward the resources of our community.

March 15th, 2021

Liberty HealthShare's Video Library

Understanding Liberty HealthShare’s unique processes is an important art of being a good healthsharing member. To help support our members in learning and receiving the most value from their membership, we have created helpful instructional videos. These videos will help you better navigate your healthsharing membership. They include the explanation of various Liberty HealthShare processes and tutorials for essential functions, such as using ShareBox or properly submitting medical expenses. You can find the videos below in your ShareBox:

March 15th, 2021

May You Know Christ Is Risen This Easter

The Easter story is one of hope and new life. It is a call to those who will listen and His invitation is for all. We are invited to come out of the bondage of our own self-focus and come into the glorious freedom of our Lord Jesus Christ. This Easter, may you know that Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

March 15th, 2021

Use This Helpful Resource to Communicate With Your Provider

Communicating with your providers is one of the best ways to ensure you have a smooth healthsharing experience. To help, we have created a tool for you to use to talk with your provider and explain your healthsharing program works and what it means to be a member of a sharing community.

February 16th, 2021

A Valentine's Message to Share With Others

All of us want to be loved. It is at the core of who we are as human beings. We crave knowing that someone loves us and cares enough about us to show it. For some, the month of February is a time to celebrate love. Jesus loves you! It is profound. It is true. It is for you.

February 12th, 2021

Before You Schedule a Surgery or Procedure

Has your provider told you that you need surgery? Here’s what you can do to help make sure your surgery process at Liberty HealthShare is seamless for you and your sharing community.

February 12th, 2021

Care For Your Health Every Month

It can be challenging to stick to a healthy diet in the cold month of February, so we put together these healthy diet tips to help keep you out of hibernation mode and on track towards your health goals.

February 12th, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Meet Rachel!

For the month of February, we are excited to introduce you to Rachel M., who has been a part of our Liberty family for over a year. We are so thankful to have her on staff. She said she appreciates “opportunities for growth and advancement” explaining that Liberty HealthShare is always finding new ways to help our members and their employees.

February 12th, 2021

Member Tip: Anne D.

Our members have the unique opportunity to support one another by sharing their personal experiences and advice on how to best use utilize their healthsharing membership and protect their shared collective resources. This month we are featuring Liberty HealthShare member, Anne D., who often helps other members by sharing useful member tips and information.

February 12th, 2021

Membership Resources for Expectant Parents

Adding a little one to your family can be a very exciting time, but trying to figure out how to best utilize your healthsharing membership can feel a bit overwhelming at times. We have created a useful Maternity Guide for expectant families and a Facebook group for expectant parents to join.

February 12th, 2021

Your Liberty HealthShare Member ID Card

Your Liberty HealthShare Membership ID card is a tool to identify you as an active member of a healthsharing community. Here's how you can use and access your Member ID Card for use within your healthsharing membership.

February 12th, 2021

2020 Tax Information for Healthcare Sharing Members

As a member of a healthcare sharing ministry, please keep the below information in mind when filing your taxes this year.

January 14th, 2021

2020 Year in Review: Liberty HealthShare

As we enter the New Year, we are reflecting on the improvements we made together in spite of the challenges we faced together.

January 14th, 2021

2021 Sharing Guidelines Changes

Every year we review and assess our Sharing Guidelines to ensure we are helping our community to conserve our shared resources and make necessary changes to meet the needs of our member community. This year, Liberty HealthShare has determined that the following guideline changes (please see our Sharing Guidelines for the full version) will help our members steward their health and enjoy the option of healthsharing.

January 14th, 2021

Employee Spotlight: Meet Danielle H.

Every month we share a story about one of the many great people that we have here at Liberty HealthShare. For the month of January, we are excited to introduce you to Danielle H., who has works in our Provider Relations Department as a Member Facilitator. She enjoys working with our members and finds it very rewarding to be able to listen to their stories and offer encouragement.

January 14th, 2021

Goal Setting Tips for the New Year

Like many others, you may be considering setting new goals for 2021. While new goals at the beginning of the year can motivate you, you can also easily lose momentum if the goals you set don’t continue to motivate you past February. Here are a few ideas for setting goals in the New Year.

January 14th, 2021

Navigating Medicare and Your Liberty HealthShare Membership

If you will soon meet or have already met the requirements for Medicare, it is important to know how Medicare enrollment works with your Liberty HealthShare membership. Here’s how healthsharing at Liberty HealthShare works for Medicare members.

January 14th, 2021

ShareBox Updates Coming Soon

ShareBox is your most valuable tool as a member and we are always looking for ways to improve the member experience. We will be making some improvements to ShareBox in the coming weeks and these updates will affect two areas within the Medical Expense tab in ShareBox.

January 14th, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A With Peter Pitts

Liberty HealthShare offered members access to a virtual webinar, “COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A,” with health expert and former FDA commissioner, Peter Pitts. Peter answered questions from our members regarding treatments, vaccine development and safety, distribution and more! Read his answers and watch the webinar replay here.

December 17th, 2020

Liberty HealthShare and Maternity

If you are expecting, we have efficient processes in place to help you smoothly transition throughout your pregnancy and post-pregnancy journey to provide the best care for you and your growing family. In this article, we offer answers to some of our frequently asked questions regarding maternity and how it relates to our current Sharing Guidelines at Liberty HealthShare.

December 17th, 2020

Sharebox Is Your Most Important Membership Tool

ShareBox is our members most important membership tool and where you will submit your eligible medical expenses and receive important information related to your Liberty membership and healthsharing community. Let's take a look inside ShareBox.

November 17th, 2020

Good Stewardship of Medical Costs Protects HealthSharing Members

Liberty HealthShare members agree to be good stewards of their health and medical expenses to help to reduce costs for our entire community.

July 15th, 2020

How to Improve Your Relationship With Your Doctor

The relationship you have with your doctor is one of the most important relationships you have and maintaining open communication is key to managing your health and addressing your health concerns.

June 18th, 2020

Pharmacy Coaching to Fit Your Health Needs

For Liberty members, having professional insight can be very helpful when you are working to be a responsible steward of your healthcare. These pharmacists are able to assist you in identifying more cost-effective options for your prescriptions to fit both your budget and health needs.

June 18th, 2020

Welcome to Liberty TeleHealth

Liberty TeleHealth is available now to all Liberty HealthShare members, regardless of program level, at no additional charge! Liberty TeleHealth gives you the ability to connect virtually with a doctor, schedule an appointment or message a doctor anytime, from anywhere.

June 18th, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Andrea M.

Meet Andrea, our Prenotification LPN, who takes calls from members and providers and performs clinical reviews.

February 8th, 2020

A God Who Does Not Change

The Hebrew writer reminds us that, “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday today and forever.” Who is this God that doesn’t change? What are some things we need to know about Him?

February 6th, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Alexis M.

This month we are spotlighting, Alexis, a Liberty HealthShare team member who is dedicated to helping our members save on healthcare costs.

January 8th, 2020

Look for Kindness

There are millions of acts of kindness that take place around the world every year, but we don’t often hear about them. Yet, these simple acts encourage us and remind us that sharing makes communities and our world a better place.

January 6th, 2020

Cherished Holiday Traditions and Stories

The staff here at Liberty HealthShare would like to share with you some of our cherished memories and traditions. We hope you enjoy!

December 16th, 2019

Improving Your Member Experience

The board of directors at Liberty HealthShare is excited to announce that Robert Kintigh has been hired as vice president of information technology.

December 15th, 2019

Liberty HealthShare Gives Back

It’s the season of giving, and Liberty HealthShare employees have been generously giving by partnering with local organizations and helping others!

December 13th, 2019

The Light of the World

It’s the season of giving, and Liberty HealthShare employees have been generously giving by partnering with local organizations and helping others!

December 12th, 2019

Diabetes: Types, Symptoms, Risks and Support

For diabetes awareness month, we’re taking a look at some of the symptoms, risks, support, and more for different types of diabetes.

November 14th, 2019

Be Present This Holiday Season

This year during the holidays, avoid getting carried away with your to-do list and make time to engage in meaningful activities with your loved ones. Make your presence a present!

November 13th, 2019

Diabetes-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

If you or your loved ones are affected by diabetes, we've compiled a list of yummy diabetic-friendly Thanksgiving recipes for you to try this holiday season!

November 11th, 2019

Visit Our New Website

We have a new website! Take a look at the new features that will help make the most of your healthsharing membership.

November 10th, 2019

Getting the Most from Your DPC

Direct primary care (DPC) partnerships can be a great alternative, especially for Liberty HealthShare members. Here's how to ensure your DPC membership fee will be shared by LHS members.

October 14th, 2019

Helpful Member Advice on Low-Cost Vaccinations

A member of the Liberty HealthShare community is taking control of her healthcare costs, and has made a great suggestion about obtaining free or low-cost vaccinations for you and your family.

October 13th, 2019

A Message from Our CEO

We continue to answer our members’ calls and share medical needs every day! With the help of new IT leadership and additional resources in that department, we have made great progress.

September 13th, 2019

New Prescription Pharmacy Program is a Game Changer

HealthShareRx, a revolutionary pharmacy program, is available to all Liberty HealthShare members at no extra cost. This program offers savings on the most used medications, acute illness medications for emergencies, maintenance medications for chronic health conditions, and over-the-counter medications for common ailments are all included.

September 12th, 2019

A Message from Our CEO: Liberty Healthshare Leads the Way in Medical Cost Transparency

The Healthcare Bluebook tool is at the forefront of a much-needed revolution in our approach to healthcare, but that’s not surprising. After all, “liberty” is just another word for freedom. Liberty is giving our members the freedom they deserve to choose the best medical care at the best price.

August 9th, 2019

Find Quality Health Providers Who Offer You Fair Pricing

Liberty members now have access to the [Healthcare Bluebook Mobile App](https://www.screencast.com/t/rHQFynZd6yW), a web tool that makes it possible for patients to search for, compare, and, ultimately, save on healthcare costs.

August 8th, 2019

Accessing Healthcare as a Self-Pay Patient

Liberty HealthShare members are considered “self-pay patients." This means that we function more like customers, shopping for the best value when accessing healthcare. Most of us have little to no prior experience with this. So where do we begin? It’s actually not as complicated as it seems.

July 14th, 2019

What Happens To My Bill?

You're a member who has successfully shared a bill! You worked closely with your doctor to evaluate the course of your care, you pre-notified Liberty HealthShare of the procedure, and your bill was submitted promptly through your ShareBox. Now what? Everything you've read says that it may take 30-45 days for your bill to be processed, but what does "processed" mean? We receive this question from members often, especially if the wait is taking longer than expected. Delays can be frustrating without further information, and it is our desire that members feel at ease throughout the course of their cost sharing by being as transparent as possible every step of the way.

August 6th, 2018

Rethinking Annual Wellness Visits

When we discuss preventative medicine and ways we can take responsibility for our health, annual wellness visits might come to mind as a means to accomplishing both. It seems to be part of the conventional wisdom most of us abide by, at least in theory. We may not make that visit every year, but we know we should. Or should we?

May 14th, 2018

Balance Bill? Here's How To Respond.

At some point in your membership with Liberty HealthShare, you might find yourself dealing with what is known as a balance bill. In short, balance billing is what happens when a bill has already been paid and the physician or provider attempts to get more money directly from their patient. It's important to note that balance bills represent only a fraction of the costs that are submitted to Liberty, however, we want to give you the information and steps you will need to properly respond if you find yourself in this situation.

October 6th, 2017

Providers Question Sharing And Member Stands Firm

From time to time, our members find themselves wearing the educator's hat when interacting with physicians and other staff at their providers' offices. Despite its long history, healthcare sharing is still a new concept to many, even those within the healthcare profession. Michigan member Yvonne M. enrolled with Liberty HealthShare along with her husband in late 2015. Last year, she and her husband found themselves facing outright antagonism about their Liberty membership not once but four separate times over the course of one medical incident.

September 28th, 2017

Member Impressed When Hospital Costs Reduced

Perhaps the most obvious characteristic of Christian healthcare sharing is right there in the name: we are a group of like-minded people sharing the costs of healthcare. What is less obvious on the surface, but no less important, is that our members often enjoy reduced costs simply by virtue of the fact that, in the eyes of the healthcare industry, we are self-pay patients, and with that status often comes a discount. Additionally, Liberty HealthShare partners with MedCost Solutions, a group that advocates on our members' behalf to negotiate and reduce the size of their bills, so our members' costs can be reduced even further, reflecting the actual price of care.

September 18th, 2017

What Does "Shopping For Healthcare" Mean?

If you have been a Liberty HealthShare member for any length of time, you know that we ask our members to be actively engaged with the cost of their care so that, as a community, we can wisely steward and preserve the financial resources we all share in times of unexpected and unaffordable medical need. Any time we interact with the healthcare industry as patients, from a yearly check-up to an unforeseen surgical intervention, we alone have the power to compare prices and choose how and where we will access healthcare.

August 3rd, 2017

Back-To-School Check-Ups & Vaccinations

The school year just ended, but we all know it won't be long before we're shopping back to school sales in anticipation of the start of the new year. You probably don't need to worry about those purchases just yet, but this is a good time to plan ahead for your child's back to school check-up and, if necessary, his or her vaccinations.

July 10th, 2017

Executive Director Dale Bellis' Member Update

The exponential increase we have seen in enrollments tells us we have clearly tapped into a nationwide hunger for healthcare freedom. With your continued engagement as cost-conscious consumers of healthcare, we hope to serve you and many others for years to come.

February 8th, 2017

When We Talk About Healthsharing

Throughout the course of your enrollment and membership in Liberty HealthShare, you have likely noticed that we use terminology that is specific to our organization and work. There are several reasons we choose to communicate in the way we do.

January 11th, 2017

SavNet For Liberty Members

Prescription Drug Program available in all 50 states Health Savings Discount Program not available in AK, UT, VT, WA. Managing prescriptions can be confusing and costly, and we know this is a concern for our members. In an effort to make the process more price-transparent and easy to understand, we are proud to welcome SavNet Health Savings program to the Liberty HealthShare family. SavNet will save members 15% to 50% off prescription medication, as well as offering discounted dental, chiropractic and alternative medicine, vision, and hearing services.

August 26th, 2016

How To Decrease Your Medical Costs

Viewpoints from a Naturopathic Physician by Kendra Pearsall, N.M.D. People tell us their number one reason for joining Liberty HealthShare is the cost savings. Members report they are saving thousands over previous years' total healthcare expenses. Cost savings is one of the many reasons I LOVE being a member, and for that reason and more, I tell everyone I know about this wonderful program. I asked Liberty HealthShare's Executive Director, Dale Bellis, how Liberty is able to keep membership fees low.

May 4th, 2016

Liberty HealthShare and Mobile Membership

Most people dream of retirement. They envision that once the kids are grown, they can sit back and take things a little bit easier. For many, that may be the dream, but for others, the empty-nest years mean a new adventure. This past April, one such couple, Liberty HealthShare members Jerry and Sheila Wise, embarked on their new journey to become work-campers.

October 6th, 2015

After All, It's Your Money!

The mindset every member should have Becoming a Liberty HealthShare member is a liberating step. You’ve abandoned bureaucratic models of paying for healthcare and embraced freedom. Your status as a self-pay patient sharing medical expenses with others of like mind allows you to access the best medical care available at the lowest cost possible. In addition, you have engaged the most powerful consumer weapon in healthcare: the self-pay patient! You have the twin advantage of a vast community sharing your costs while you watch over your own expenses as an individual patient. After all, it’s your money! And who better to watch over your money than you! This paradigm shift, once embraced, changes everything, keeping costs low and your healthcare options intact!

June 13th, 2015

How To Discuss Liberty HealthShare With Your Doctor

Presenting your Liberty HealthShare card to your doctor or hospital. One of the best things about being a member of Liberty HealthShare is that you can visit any doctor and any hospital you choose! With Liberty HealthShare, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor! Our call center often gets questions from new and potential members about how to discuss Liberty HealthShare when seeing the doctor. We're here to help you through that process.

March 4th, 2015

Self-Pay Patient Tests Liberty HealthShare

For thirteen years, former South Carolina police officer Barbara Pulicicchio had been paying out-of-pocket for her healthcare costs. As a self-pay patient with some medical issues, she was finding it difficult to manage the cost of her care. One day Barbara began reading a book entitled The Self-Pay Patient by Sean Parnell and began learning about the cost-sharing concept. This idea intrigued her, so she began searching the internet for offering medical cost sharing.

March 4th, 2015

You're In Charge With Liberty HealthShare

Executive Director Dale Bellis discusses the freedom Liberty HealthShare members enjoy as self-pay patients. Members are free to control their own healthcare, make decisions about their own futures, and regain control they haven't previously had.

January 14th, 2015

Review Of The Self Pay-Patient, By Sean Parnell

While members of Liberty HealthShare may not see themselves as self-pay patients, in the legal realm of medical payments, that is exactly how they are considered. Sean Parnell, author of the blog TheSelfPayPatient.com and the book The Self-Pay Patient: Affordable Healthcare Choices in the Age of Obamacare, lays out a field guide to the many options available to people who have decided to take the self-pay route.

July 16th, 2014

Doctor, Impressed With Liberty, Joins!

In the fight for healthcare freedom, Dr. Elaina George takes a stand. Dr. Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist, a solo practitioner in private practice, and a small business owner, so she understands the struggles associated with our changing healthcare system.

May 6th, 2014