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What is Knew Health?
What are the advantages of becoming a Knew Health Member?
Want to know more about our medical cost sharing partner, Sedera?
Sedera is one of the most successful and experienced medical cost sharing programs available. In partnering with Sedera, our members benefit from their 22 years of experience and we are able to offer individuals and families a non-faith based program that will negotiate bills on their behalf and share the financial burden of unexpected, costly medical events.
Sedera has processed over $28 million in medical bills to date and averages a 53% savings through bill negotiations. And the best part is that most members are saving between 30-70% on their monthly costs using this service versus equivalent health insurance premiums!
Is there a penalty for not having insurance?
There are some states in the US which have state-level mandates and associated tax penalties for not having qualified insurance coverage. Each Member will need to understand their state level requirements, any associated penalties, and make the decision that is best for their individual case.
How much does Knew Health cost?
Membership options start as low as $169 a month!
Visit our Savings Calculator to find the membership that works best for you!
How do I know how much I’ll pay?
Our online savings calculator can give an instant quote, it only takes 30 seconds!
How can I sign up?
What is an IUA?
Individuals will pay no more than 3 IUAs per year. Families will pay no more than 5 IUAs per year. If these limits are met, future medical Needs can be shared fully with the community without the member being responsible for the IUA.
What is a Need?
Medical cost sharing
What is health cost sharing?
So how does it work?
When members join, they will select their monthly contribution amount along with an Initial Unshareable Amount ($500, $1000, $1500, $2500, or $5000). Their monthly contribution goes towards the sharing community fund and an IUA is the amount that the member will be responsible for in the event of an unexpected illness or injury.
For example: Let’s say a member chooses the $500 Initial Unshareable Amount (IUA) and the monthly contribution associated with that IUA. Each month, this member shares their contribution, which goes towards our Community fund. Then, if this member has an accident and breaks their leg for example, and the estimated costs associated with this injury total $5,500, this is how the payment process would be broken down:
Step 1: As these costs were due to an unexpected injury, this member submits these costs to Sedera for sharing.
Step 2: The costs will first go through bill negotiation, reducing the total bill from $5,500 to $2,500 (we average over 53% reduction costs!).
Step 3: The member is then responsible to pay their chosen IUA ($500 in this example)
Step 4: The member receives a check for $2,000 from the Community fund to cover the remaining medical costs from this ‘Need’ (a medical expense is referred to as a medical need).
The medical Need is resolved with the member paying a total of $500 vs the original $5,500 estimated cost. Great, right?
Is the health cost sharing approach new?
Actually, no. Health cost sharing has a 22-year history, with over a million members sharing over a billion healthcare dollars. It’s been an effective, fair and humane way for people to feel secure about health care costs. The only catch is that only religious communities have used the medical cost-sharing approach until now, with religious rules and restrictions. And that doesn’t work for everyone. That’s why we created Knew Health.
Why is Health Cost Sharing a better option?
Do you like saving money? Well, that’s better. Knew Health keeps your monthly costs low. We safeguard you against unexpected medical bills, to keep these from causing you financial devastation. And better, you’re totally in charge of your health care – you’re the boss. And you have the freedom to choose your own health resources to stay healthy. And we help you save by giving discounts on supplements, labs, wellness resources, and more. Sounding better already, doesn’t it?
What expenses are covered or shared?
* Some limitations may apply, contact us with any questions.
What expenses are not covered or can’t be shared?
Is there any cap or maximum on sharing?
Can I see the fine print?
Sure! We are all about transparency. Click here to view Sedera’s guidelines (our Medical Cost Sharing partner), they will provide a more in depth view into the world of medical cost sharing.
Is alternative medicine shareable?
Are pre-existing conditions shareable?
* If you would like to discuss your personal pre-existing condition sharing options, please contact our Customer Service Team.
What about costs that occur abroad?
As long as the medical Need meets the Guidelines for sharing, these costs can be shared regardless of where they happen.
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