The holiday season is all about family and giving. Spending time with loved ones, showering your friends and family with gifts, and even dedicating some of your free time to help those who are less fortunate, all contribute to the true spirit of the season. Sharing fellowship with others tops things off beautifully.

Because of the pandemic and economic fallout, it could be tough to be as generous as you usually might be this year. This, combined with the lack of ability to connect with others due to continued social distancing mandates, could put a damper on your normally festive mood.

But there are a number of things you can do right now that can help put the twinkle back in the brightness of the holiday season. Becoming a member of a Christian health sharing ministry is one of them.

Enjoy Savings That Can Be Put Toward Gift-Giving

Americans have plenty on their plate when it comes to paying bills. Aside from mortgage or rent payments, health insurance ranks right up there as one of the more expensive bills that need to be paid.

Right now, the average cost for ACA health insurance premiums nationwide is $456 per month for individuals and $1,152 for households. That’s a hefty bill to cover every month.

Those numbers don’t include the deductible that needs to be paid before a health insurance policy kicks in. In 2020, the average deductible for individual coverage is $4,364 per year and $8,439 for household coverage.

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Health sharing ministries offer the chance to be a part of a group of other Christians—a wonderful gift this Christmas.

Considering the sky-high cost of health insurance and the current situation that many American households find themselves in financially, it would be incredibly helpful to pay much less for health care without sacrificing quality. Health sharing programs provide a viable option.

In fact, members of health sharing programs can save 50 percent or more in medical expenses while still enjoying the quality of care they have come to expect from their healthcare providers. Imagine all the extra you will have to share this Christmas with what you could save by switching to a health sharing program!

Be Part of a Group That Shares the Christian Faith and Supports Each Other

Christian health sharing ministries also offer members the opportunity to be a part of a community with those of similar faith. This can be especially meaningful as we approach the holiday season.

Members of health sharing programs make monthly contributions that are administered by the health share ministry to share eligible medical expenses of members. As it is written in the Scriptures, “Give, and it will be given to you.” (Luke 6:38) What better time to give than at Christmas!

To find out if a health sharing ministry is right for you and your family, get in touch with UHSM today. Click here to see how much you can save with a health share program.

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