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CHM: A Health Insurance Alternative For Open Enrollment

FaithFi: Faith & Finance | Nov 14, 2023


Show Notes

CHM: A Health Insurance Alternative For Open Enrollment With Lauren Gajdek

Choosing a health insurance plan is probably right up there with paying taxes as an unwelcome annual task. Wouldn’t it be great if you never had to do it again? Lauren Gajdek is with us to tell you how today.

Lauren Gajdek, Vice President of Communications and Media at Christian Healthcare Ministries, an underwriter of this program.

Discussion on Health Cost Sharing:
Lauren Gajdek explains that Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM) is an option that allows enrollment anytime during the year, offering a biblical approach to health care with financial support from Christians nationwide.

CHM provides a no-waiting-period membership with no need for pre-authorization from healthcare providers, though some limitations exist for pre-existing conditions.

How Health Cost Sharing Works:
Gajdek clarifies that CHM is not an insurance company but an alternative. Members control their medical bills, receive discounts, and CHM issues checks to members for paying their healthcare providers.

Comparison with Traditional Health Insurance:
Analysis of various gold insurance plans shows CHM's monthly costs are about 50% less for individuals and 25% less for families, with even more significant savings annually.

CHM members have the freedom to choose their healthcare providers as long as the treatment aligns with CHM guidelines.

Further Information and Biblical Foundation:

CHM's foundation is based on the biblical verse Galatians 6:2, focusing on carrying each other's burdens as a form of fulfilling Christ's law.

Learn more at CHMinistries.org.

On today’s program, Rob also answers listener questions:

  • I am above 59 and a half, and my wife and I are considering using an investor to manage our IRAs and 401(k)s, possibly converting them into an annuity. Is this a wise decision?
  • At 55 and recently employed full-time with a 401k option, should I invest all in a Roth for the remainder of my working years rather than a tax-deferred account?
  • I have concerns about my bank due to their recent actions and low interest on savings. Should I move my money and look for other credit card options with better rewards?


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