Tagged: Sharing Guidelines
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Employee Spotlight: Meet Veronica
Every day, our Liberty HealthShare team works together to serve our members. This month, we are featuring Veronica, who serves in our Quality Control department. She enjoys serving our members and she serves her home community through ministry. Read more about Veronica on our blog.
Liberty Select FAQ
Liberty HealthShare is launching a new sharing program, Liberty Select. This new program offers lower monthly share amounts, along with a higher annual unshared amount (AUA) for each sharing level within the new program. We answered your questions about Liberty's new program in this FAQ.
CPT & Diagnosis Codes and Your Liberty HealthShare Membership
As empowered, educated healthcare consumers, our members often ask questions to better understand how our healthsharing process works and what it means to be a good healthsharing member. In this post we answer why we require diagnosis codes with expense submission.
What You Need to Know About Pre-existing Conditions and Your Healthsharing Membership
If you or one of your family members has a pre-existing condition, it is important to understand what this means as a Liberty HealthShare member and how it effects your shareable medical expenses.
Fantastic Month for Liberty HealthShare and Exciting News Coming Your Way in August
At its heart, Liberty HealthShare is about its members — a community of people who come together to care for one another. We never want to lose sight of the fact that you and your families are the heart and soul of this organization.
Learn About Liberty's Pre-Notification Process
We rely on our members to understand and live out the healthcare sharing mentality throughout your interactions with healthcare professionals and providers. We hope to give you the tools you need to make this possible. Liberty’s pre-notification process is one such tool.
Understanding Renewal Fees
We often receive questions from our members about the purpose of annual renewal fees. Without understanding the context of this yearly addition, many members contact us feeling confused and frustrated by the extra dollars added to their monthly share amount. There is no need for alarm, and we hope to equip members with the info they need to be savvy consumers both within the Liberty community and the greater context of medical health.
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?
Advance Care Planning
End-of-life planning isn't a topic most people want to discuss. Even when we approach the time at which those conversations make sense, at least some of our loved ones are likely to find the subject depressing or premature. But death is a natural part of this life, and as many of us know from personal experience, the whole experience can be much less traumatic when expectations and wishes have been made known ahead of time. There's no time like the present to begin planning and discussing this subject with your family and friends. In fact, Monday, April 16th offers the perfect opportunity, as it is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), an initiative of The Conversation Project.
Year In Review From Our Executive Director
The growth we saw throughout 2017 confirms that Liberty HealthShare continues to attract record numbers of households to our ministry. As we look ahead to what promises to be an equally exciting 2018, we want to take a few minutes to reflect on and give thanks for everything God has done this past year.
Go On Offense Against Winter Illness
Depending on where you live, the weather may be showing little signs that spring isn't too far off. That's a hopeful signal, especially for those living in the areas that have been hardest hit by severe winter storms. Unfortunately, no matter what the weather does, we're still in the middle of what's commonly known as "flu season."
Membership With Dependents
Liberty HealthShare memberships take all shapes and sizes. Some members are enrolled as a single, some as a couple, and some as family units. What constitutes these various types of enrollments is fairly easy to understand, however, it gets a little more complicated with dependent children, especially as they approach legal adulthood.
Medicare And Liberty Membership
If you meet or will soon meet the requirements for Medicare, you might be curious as to how Medicare enrollment will impact your membership with Liberty HealthShare. Since Liberty HealthShare is not insurance, you might wonder how, or even if, we share medical costs with members who are also enrolled in Medicare.
How Do We Define Pre-Existing Conditions?
In the Health & Wellness Department, we are asked, “What is considered a pre-existing condition?” several times a day by both members and providers. The review and management of pre-existing conditions make up a large part of our work, so one of my goals is ensuring that our members have a good understanding of how we address these particular circumstances.
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.
Lowering Costs Through Pre-Notification
If you are a Liberty HealthShare member, you know we are not an insurance company. We are unique in many ways, most of all because we are driven by a member focus rather than a desire to please shareholders and collect profits. We facilitate the sharing of medical costs among the people who participate in this voluntary community, but the funds come from our members, not corporate coffers. For this reason, we often remind our members to do everything they can to reduce the often outrageous costs associated with healthcare. There are a variety of ways in which we encourage this stewardship mindset. One of them is through our pre-notification process.
Questions New Members Are Asking
Every year during open enrollment, Liberty HealthShare experiences even greater and faster growth than normal. Although we are not bound by this enrollment season, many Americans choose to join us at that time. This year was no exception to the rule, so we know a good number of you are new or relatively new members. If you are just joining us, no doubt you have some questions about the way membership works, how sharing is accomplished, and other concepts related to Liberty HealthShare.
Confused About Pre-Existing Conditions?
At Liberty HealthShare, we frequently hear members as well as health care professionals referring to Liberty as insurance. It is important for our members to remember that Liberty is a cost-sharing ministry, not an insurance company. Because we are a healthcare sharing ministry, we are free from insurance! We are free to choose our physician, choose our hospital, and choose our pharmacy. We are in charge of our own healthcare. As members of Liberty HealthShare, we must take the role of stewards who strive to minimize cost for all of our members. One of the ways in which we accomplish this is through our handling of pre-existing conditions.