Our Membership Levels

Membership descriptions

Freedom to join anytime

New members are always welcome at Samaritan Ministries. There is no open enrollment period, so you can become a Samaritan Ministries member today!

Freedom to choose the doctor you want

With no network restrictions, you have the freedom to choose the health care provider that works for you. Whether the doctor you want is next door or across town, the choice is yours.

Freedom from ACA requirements

Members of health care sharing ministries like Samaritan Ministries are not required to have health insurance. Members acknowledge that they are Samaritan members on their annual tax filing.

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:12

Samaritan Classic

Our flagship membership level, Samaritan Classic, is the perfect option for new and growing families. It offers robust maternity sharing and a 0% co-share for all eligible needs.

Samaritan Classic

  • Sharing Percentage
    100%

    The amount shareable once past the initial unshareable.

  • Initial Unshareable Amount
    $300

    Sharing starts once a need exceeds this threshold.

  • Samaritan members share for medical needs that begin after membership, are symptom-related, and greater than $300 (Classic) or $1500 (Basic). For more about what kinds of needs are shared, see section VIII of our Guidelines.

  • Medical conditions that exist prior to membership are generally not shareable. However, if a member’s pre-existing condition appears cured and 12 months have passed since the last treatment (including medication) and symptoms, the condition is no longer considered pre-existing and new medical bills may be shared.

    For some pre-existing conditions (genetic defects, hereditary diseases, cancer, heart conditions), the treatment/symptom-free period is five years. For more about pre-existing needs, see section VII of our Guidelines.

  • Routine care (dental, vision, yearly wellness checks, colonoscopies, etc.) are generally not shared by Samaritan members. However, members have access to a collection of resources to help keep these out-of-pocket expenses low. If a shareable condition is discovered because of a routine visit, those related medical expenses can be shared. See section VIII of the Guidelines for more information.

  • Prescriptions for shareable medical needs can be shared for up to a 120 day supply. Prescriptions for chronic, ongoing conditions are not shareable past this limit, but members have access to a discount prescription card to help keep out-of-pocket costs low. See VIII.B.28 for details.

Samaritan Basic

Samaritan Basic is a low cost option that’s designed for those who want a reduced monthly share amount. Basic offers many of the same great features as Classic, but has more restrictions on amounts shareable and maternity needs.

Samaritan Basic

  • Sharing Percentage
    90%

    The amount shareable once past the initial unshareable.

  • Initial Unshareable Amount
    $1500

    Sharing starts once a need exceeds this threshold.

  • Samaritan members share for medical needs that begin after membership, are symptom-related, and greater than $300 (Classic) or $1500 (Basic). For more about what kinds of needs are shared, see section VIII of our Guidelines.

  • Medical conditions that exist prior to membership are generally not shareable. However, if a member’s pre-existing condition appears cured and 12 months have passed since the last treatment (including medication) and symptoms, the condition is no longer considered pre-existing and new medical bills may be shared.

    For some pre-existing conditions (genetic defects, hereditary diseases, cancer, heart conditions), the treatment/symptom-free period is five years. For more about pre-existing needs, see section VII of our Guidelines.

  • Routine care (dental, vision, yearly wellness checks, colonoscopies, etc.) are generally not shared by Samaritan members. However, members have access to a collection of resources to help keep these out-of-pocket expenses low. If a shareable condition is discovered because of a routine visit, those related medical expenses can be shared. See section VIII of the Guidelines for more information.

  • Prescriptions for shareable medical needs can be shared for up to a 120 day supply. Prescriptions for chronic, ongoing conditions are not shareable past this limit, but members have access to a discount prescription card to help keep out-of-pocket costs low. See VIII.B.28 for details.

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Catastrophic needs

Samaritan Classic has a $250,000 limit per medical need and Samaritan Basic offers a limit of $236,500. Yet when you need more, the Samaritan community is there for you.

Save to Share™

Save to Share™ is an optional program designed to help members with qualified needs that exceed $250,000. Participating members save a designated amount each year for Save to Share™. Members who choose to participate often include a portion of their savings with their monthly share amount that is sent to a member in need.

Depending on membership size, families set aside either $133, $266, or $399 annually. Signing up for Save to Share™ also requires a $15 administrative fee.

Cost calculator

Find the membership level that’s right for you . . .

The amount you send directly to other members each month is based on membership level, age, & household.

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*There is an initial non-refundable startup fee of $200

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Contact us

Our Membership Development team is waiting to talk to you about how God is changing health care through authentic Biblical community:

1(877)764-2426
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Samaritan Ministries
PO BOX 3618
Peoria, IL 61612