March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Given the fact that the disease is growing in prevalence, this month provides an opportunity to share information and raise awareness. In the US, colon cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer among both men and women combined.
The goal of Colon Cancer Awareness Month is to educate Americans about colon cancer and what can be done to treat it using advanced treatments. To honor the awareness campaign, UHSM is proud to highlight S.M.A.R.T. Care, a program designed specifically to help health share program members with the medical costs associated with critical illnesses such as cancer.
Health Sharing Ministries, Critical Illness and UHSM S.M.A.R.T. Care
As health insurance premiums skyrocket and benefits shrink, many American families are feeling the financial squeeze. Health sharing ministries have been growing in popularity among Americans who seek options other than traditional health insurance plans to manage the costs of medical care.
However, most health sharing ministries do not offer programs that count expenses for critical illnesses as eligible for medical sharing. While members of these programs can save between 30% to 40% compared to conventional health insurance plans, they may not be able to avail themselves of sharing opportunities when it comes to any expenses related to critical illnesses.
That’s where UHSM stands out from other programs. With our S.M.A.R.T. Care Program, medical costs associated with a critical illness may be eligible for medical sharing. This is a game-changer for families with one or more members facing critical health issues.
Some of the more common critical illnesses suffered by Americans are covered under this program, including stroke, heart attack, aggressive cancer, renal failure, organ transplants, and unexpected accidents. Members of UHSM’s S.M.A.R.T. Care program can benefit from incremental sharing to handle medical expenses as well as extra expenses such as mortgage payments, rent, paycheck protection, and even childcare.
A program like this can give members the peace of mind knowing that in the event that a critical illness diagnosis is made that would make earning a paycheck difficult, they will have another way to manage the costs associated with their illness.
Health Sharing Ministries: Saving Members Money and Offering More Flexibility
Making the switch to a health sharing ministry from a traditional health insurance plan can help members save money. Plus, it can also afford members with more flexibility when it comes to choosing their healthcare practitioner. But the exact health care sharing ministry that is chosen also matters.
At UHSM, we’re proud to be the stand-out in the health care sharing realm that offers a program to address critical illness costs. Our S.M.A.R.T. Care program is something you simply won’t find with any other health sharing program.
To find out which one of our plans suits you best, get in touch with a representative from UHSM today or click here to see how much you can save with a health share plan.