- August 26th, 2018, 12:36 am
Surprising move. Not a good experience for the employee. We evaluated Medi-Share as a potential option for our business at startup but discovered two show stoppers (in addition to the “not insurance” aspect) - 1) pre existing conditions appear to be a common escape valve for conditions such as cancer and 2) adding a wrap around short term or other ancillary medical policy creates significant administrative headaches for employees in terms of billing, provider networks, etc. In the end, we went to a United PPO plan. For what it’s worth, the cost differential was around $1200/month (Medi-Share $800, United Small Group PPO Gold, $2000, family coverage, full cost). Obviously the numbers will differ at enterprise scale but these figures are illustrative of the cost savings.