In today’s world, finding an affordable and comprehensive healthcare solution can be challenging. However, for members of Zion HealthShare, it’s more than just a health-sharing membership—it’s a community of compassionate people dedicated to giving back and making a difference in the lives of others. In this blog post, we will explore how the Additional Giving Fund enables our members to extend their support beyond regular monthly contributions and provide assistance to those facing extraordinary medical needs that would regularly be ineligible for sharing.
The Power of Community
As a member of the Zion HealthShare community, you belong to a group of like-minded individuals who believe in the mission of medical cost sharing. Your monthly contributions create a generous pool of funds that allows for the sharing of medical expenses among members. However, sometimes certain medical events may not qualify for sharing under the Member Guidelines. This is where the Additional Giving Fund comes into play, offering a lifeline for critical situations that fall outside the scope of regular sharing.
Understanding the Additional Giving Fund
The Additional Giving Fund is designed to assist members with medical expenses that are not typically eligible for sharing. It is funded by the generous contributions of Zion HealthShare community members who go above and beyond their required monthly contributions. These funds are separate from administrative fees and are solely dedicated to helping fellow members in need.
Donating to the Additional Giving Fund
Regardless of membership status, anyone can contribute to the Additional Giving Fund. Donations to the Additional Giving Fund are tax deductible, as Zion HealthShare is a non-profit organization. Individuals and organizations are eligible to make donations to the Additional Giving Fund.
Secure Handling of Funds
Zion HealthShare takes the utmost care in ensuring that Additional Giving Fund is managed with transparency and integrity. Approximately 90% of monthly member contributions go directly to eligible medical expenses outlined in the Member Guidelines. However, any voluntary contributions to the Additional Giving Fund are entirely reserved for assisting members with medical expenses that are not typically eligible for sharing. No administrative fees are deducted from the Additional Giving Fund, guaranteeing that every donated penny directly benefits those who need it most.
Eligibility for the Additional Giving Fund
The decision-making process regarding the disbursement of funds is overseen by the Additional Giving Committee, which carefully considers factors such as the severity of the medical need and the member’s length of membership. As long as you are a member in good standing and have been a member for six continuous months, you can apply for assistance through the Additional Giving Fund.
Applying for Assistance through the Additional Giving Fund
If you face a medical expense not considered shareable under the Member Guidelines, you can apply for assistance through the Additional Giving Fund. Before applying, it is essential to review the Member Guidelines to verify the eligibility of your request. If you are unsure if you could qualify for the Additional Giving Fund, the dedicated Member Care team is available to assist you throughout the process. Once you have confirmed that the medical need falls within the scope of the Additional Giving Fund, you can easily submit a sharing request online. The Additional Giving Committee will review your application promptly and inform you of the Additional Giving Fund determination.
Zion HealthShare fosters a sense of community by enabling members to support one another through the Additional Giving Fund. This fund empowers individuals to extend their assistance beyond regular monthly contributions and provide a helping hand to those facing exceptional medical circumstances. By working together, Zion HealthShare members create a network of care, compassion, and generosity that genuinely makes a difference in the lives of others. Donate today and experience the profound impact of the Additional Giving Fund at Zion HealthShare.