Health Insurance Alternative Expands to Colorado Springs, Bringing 100+ Jobs
Medi-Share, National Healthcare-Sharing Org, Meets Uptick in Healthcare Needs
Medi-Share, one of the nation's largest healthcare-sharing programs, is expanding its footprint with an office in Colorado Springs. The Florida-based organization, which has more than 10,000 members in Colorado, hopes to fill more than 100 jobs within the first year of its opening.
"We've seen strong growth in our membership during the past few years, and we are thrilled to add a location in Colorado Springs," said Michael Gardner, director of communications for Christian Care Ministry, which operates the Medi-Share program. "Our new office will enable us to better serve our members in the western region of the U.S., while continuing our mission to provide excellent, quality service."
Medi-Share's expansion comes during a period of strong growth since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in September 2013. It has seen a membership increase of more than 250 percent, adding more than 145,000 members during that time. In Colorado alone, Medi-Share has 10,817 members, an increase of 190 percent.
"Christian Care Ministry offers a creative solution to address today's challenging health care environment. Medi-Share is a popular program and is rapidly growing for a good reason," said Dirk Draper, president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. "We welcome Christian Care Ministry's expansion to Colorado Springs."
Medi-Share is a member-based program in which Christians voluntarily and directly share financial resources to pay one another's medical expenses. A special provision in the Affordable Care Act allows members of healthcare-sharing organizations to comply with the mandate, exempting them from purchasing insurance or paying a penalty. Since 2010, Medi-Share has grown from approximately 35,000 members to more than 200,000 members. Currently, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Texas have the most Medi-Share members.
For more information about Medi-Share employment opportunities in Colorado Springs, visit MediShareJobs.com.
Christian Care Ministry has provided biblical healthcare solutions since 1993. More than just healthcare, it is a community of people who share their lives, faith, talents and resources, and pray for and encourage one another. It is a team of professionals who promote and support living a healthy, biblical lifestyle through Medi-Share and PrayerStream. For more information about Medi-Share, visit MyChristianCare.org.