As you know by now, Zion Health has reimagined what medical cost sharing can be. At one time, around 100 years ago, a HealthShare looked more like a neighborhood or congregation that would pool donated funds to help members with health concerns.
Later, as more formal HealthShare organizations were formed, they started to show that the general concept of medical cost sharing could be an effective alternative to traditional healthcare strategies. Unfortunately, these budding HealthShares were often exclusive—completely unavailable to many people.
Building Zion Health
Zion Health came on the scene in 2019. Our founder had experience working with other HealthShare organizations and realized that there were many areas where he thought they could do better. One of these areas was inclusivity.
By redefining what a HealthShare could offer to its members, he created a HealthShare community built around a shared set of personal standards, healthy living, inclusivity, and personal responsibility.
The Zion Health story is one of community, a community designed to help members enjoy the freedom, flexibility, and stability of community medical cost sharing while keeping more money in their own pockets. In our Member Guidelines, we share our goal to be the preferred HealthShare—a community that our members love being a part of and that makes it easy to get the best care.
It is no surprise that Zion Health has since become the fastest-growing, top-rated HealthShare in the nation.
Zion Health learned a lot from the organizations that came before it. We learned what works well, and what gaps needed to be filled. Here are just a few reasons why Zion Health has done so well and continues to make members happy.
- Zion Health accepts everyone. Members are not declined for their background or religious beliefs. What binds our community together is our like-minded approach to managing medical costs.
- Zion Health boasts a quick turnaround time for needs. Usually, needs are processed in 5 days—a record in the HealthShare community. Whenever possible, we even like to pre-pay for services or pay at the time of service.
- Zion Health empowers members to work with any provider without penalty for going “out-of-network.” We even take this one step further by sharing medical costs incurred outside the United States.
- Zion Health gives members the freedom to pay their monthly contribution in a number of ways, including directly to Zion Health or through an employer.
- Zion Health offers unlimited sharing. That’s right, there are no annual or lifetime limits on shareable expenses.
Above all, we are highly rated because we focus on caring for our members when they need us most.
Continuing Our Mission
As you can see, we have set the bar pretty high. So, how do we measure up to our own standards?
At the heart of the Zion Health mission statement is a promise to “continually reimagine the HealthShare experience as a member-focused community,” and to foster a community that our members, our employees, and medical professionals alike are happy to be a part of. We rise to this challenge every day by offering superior service to our members, adapting to the rapidly changing environment of American healthcare, and working hard to grow and strengthen our like-minded community.
From the beginning, we wanted to set the standard for medical cost sharing, and that’s exactly what we will continue to do.