Welcome to Christian Health Aid
NEW FOR 2021!
Immunizations are now shareable under Traditional Sharing or when part of a qualifying incident under Diamond Care or Emerald Care Sharing. We still encourage using your local health dept. as they are usually much cheaper there than at your doctor’s office.
75% of daily or monthly lump sum charges for behavioral treatment at residential treatment centers are now shareable on all memberships.
The list of shareable Durable Medical Equipment under Traditional Sharing has been expanded. See the guidelines for more details.
The Annual Member Responsibility (AMR) for members who are on both Medicare Part A and Part B has now been reduced to $500!
Members who are on Medicare are now considered eligible for an exception to the family guidelines. This means that if a member who is on Medicare wants to leave CHA while their non-Medicare spouse remains on CHA, this is acceptable.
For members who are pregnant and wish to change to Diamond or Emerald Care Sharing at the end of the year, their pregnancy will no longer be considered pre-existing for Diamond or Emerald Care. The applicable AMR or IMR under Diamond Care or Emerald Care will apply after the membership change.
Plastic surgery needed as the result of an accident while a member of CHA has previously been shareable for only two years following the date of the accident. The two-year limit has been removed.
A Health Care Sharing Ministry
For Members of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite
Each month, the members of Christian Health Aid (CHA) contribute toward the medical bills of other CHA members. CHA facilitates sharing of these medical bills by applying member guidelines to approve bills that are eligible for sharing. Those bills are paid with the funds of members who faithfully share. Members remain personally responsible for their bills. A member is not guaranteed that any bill submitted for sharing will receive any payment.
CHA is just one way of many that serves to bring God’s children together to share their blessings with each other by bearing one another’s burdens, that there might be equality among God’s children as taught and exemplified in the New Testament church.
Galatians 6:2 as its guiding principle: “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
Christian Health Aid (CHA) is a health care sharing ministry (HCSM) as outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and is registered as such with the Department of Health and Human Services. Members of CHA are eligible to obtain a
certificate of exemption from the individual shared responsibility payment under section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code.
Christian Health Aid is incorporated as a not for profit corporation in Kansas and is a wholly integrated auxiliary of, and is administered by, the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, Inc. The Church of God in Christ, Mennonite is a Kansas not for profit corporation that is recognized as tax exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, CHA is audited annually by an outside firm. Copies of the latest audit are available to the public upon request.