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Just for you: HealthiestYou™ demo on Feb. 10 (12pm CST and 5pm CST)

Looking for more information about HealthiestYou™?

Learn about the services available, watch a registration demo and get answers from a HealthiestYou™ representative by tuning in live on

Thursday, February 10 at 12pm CST and 5pm CST.

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Don’t miss out on the advantages of telemedicine

Telemedicine for CHM members has been a goal of CHM’s Provider Relations team, the mission of which is to assist CHM members in accessing quality care while saving on cost in the process. And now, telemedicine is here, with free services for CHM members using HealthiestYou™ by Teladoc.

 

 

Here are a few advantages of telemedicine:

Access. Telemedicine removes time and distance barriers to care. Wherever you are and whatever time it is, you can quickly “get in” to see the doctor.

Quality. Telemedicine cuts the risk of transmitting infections, improves patient engagement in their care, and enables remote monitoring. For example, one of my family members has an implanted cardiac monitor. The cardiologist can monitor and be alerted to dysrhythmias that might occur any time of day or night.

Cost. Around 30 percent of emergency department (ED) visits are non-urgent. Telemedicine cuts down ED visits by 20 percent, and results in 38 percent fewer hospital admissions and readmissions. The average telemedicine appointment costs around $50 (free for CHM members using HealthiestYou™), while the average ED visit is $922. Telemedicine can save big.

 

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Taxes as a CHM member: What you should and shouldn’t do

By Charity Beall, CHM Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Treasurer

When preparing your taxes, here are important details for CHM members to remember:

  • You don’t need to attach Form 8965 to your Federal Form 1040 because there’s no penalty for uninsured taxpayers or taxpayers who can claim CHM as a qualifying exemption.
  • Your monthly and Brother’s Keeper gift amounts aren’t tax deductible (except in Missouri*) because you receive the service of health cost sharing when a medical event occurs.
  • Prayer Page donations and extra giving are tax deductible. Donating members are mailed a tax statement in late January or early February.
  • These donations are credited to the year they’re received. Checks mailed in December but not arriving at CHM until January are credited to the new year.
  • Members participating in a group may receive Form 1095 from their employer per the law’s requirement. These forms can be filed away with your tax records; however, no action is needed.

 

*Missouri members will receive a letter from CHM regarding their monthly and Brother’s Keeper gift amounts.

dave tschantzWhy is CHM unique?

CHM was the nation’s first health cost sharing ministry. As the pioneers of this model and as its standard-bearer, our obligation is to continue setting the standard. CHM is guided by a set of 14 best-practice ministry standards. CHM Vice President and General Counsel, David Tschantz, explains CHMs best-practice ministry standard.

 

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Five things you should know about CHM and COVID-19

The Church is the hands and feet of Jesus. We're praying for you... We continue to serve you. CHM continues to share eligible medical bills... How to get COVID-19 updates

As a CHM member, you’re part of a body of believers who serve as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. Even when there’s no crisis at hand, every day we see members caring for each other. During extraordinary times, we've seen CHM members make extraordinary gestures of Christian love and goodwill. It’s our honor to glorify God by continued service to you, just as we have done for nearly 40 years.

…and we haven’t stopped since all of this began. We know that God has a plan and purpose for everything, but we also know that many of you are suffering physically and financially right now. Our hope is that CHM can be a beacon of hope for you in the midst of challenging times.

Please know that we’re still working diligently behind the scenes to serve you, even though some processes and procedures look a bit different. For example, some of our employees are working from home. Others are working in-office hours following strict health protocols that will keep our staff safe, so they can continue to share your medical bills and perform other essential ministry functions.

…and we can financially support any bills submitted for COVID-19—along with bills for other health conditions. The ministry employs strong financial principles, including operating within a debt-free mindset, analyzing and adjusting monthly costs to make sure medical bills are shared despite rising healthcare costs, and working with members and healthcare providers to secure the best prices for medical procedures. In addition, CHM's recent sharing time average takes 75-90 days once the ministry receives all necessary forms and itemized medical bills.

There are a number of ways:

  • Our coronavirus page contains the latest updates, including almost-daily “situation report” videos from CHM Medical Director Dr. Michael Jacobson.
  • Join our social media community @iheartchm for updates and encouragement.
  • Sign up for email updates about COVID-19 and other ministry news.

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