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Given
Given Classic/Basic

Classic/Basic
Given Classic/Basic

Membership Options

There are three sharing levels to choose from:

Given™ 10 - $1,000 Annual Unshareable Amount (AUA);10% co-share; $2,500 max co-share
Given™ 15 - $2,000 Annual Unshareable Amount (AUA); 15% co-share; $3,750 max co-share
Given™ 20 - $5,000 Annual Unshareable Amount (AUA); 20% co-share; $5,000 max co-share

You and your household will have an AUA of $1K, $2K, or $5K before any of your medical bills are shareable. The AUA begins on your Samaritan Given start date and resets annually. After meeting the AUA, bills are shareable at the member's selected sharing percentage (90%, 85%, or 80%), with a maximum cumulative co-share ($2,500, $3,750, or $5,000) per year.

Membership Options

There are two sharing programs to choose from:

Samaritan™ Classic - $400 Initial Unshareable Amount (IUA); no co-share
Samaritan™ Basic - $1,500 Initial Unshareable Amount (IUA); 10% co-share; $13,500 max co-share

In Samaritan Classic, the initial $400 per medical condition is unshareable. The remaining charges are eligible for sharing.

In Samaritan Basic, the initial $1,500 per medical condition is unshareable, but can be offset by documented discounts you receive on your bills. The remaining charges are shareable at 90% with a maximum cumulative co-share of $13,500.

Prescriptions

The initial $20 of each prescription is unshareable. 60% of the remaining amount is shareable. Prescriptions are not subject to nor applied toward the AUA, co-share, and maximum co-share (unless when presented as inpatient charges). Note: The shareable amount of prescription medication is reimbursed to you by paper check in the postal mail.

Prescriptions

A 120-day supply of prescription medication is eligible for sharing per Need (must be purchased within the 120-day period).

Pre-Existing Conditions

If you switch to Samaritan Given from Samaritan Classic/Basic, the pre-existing status of any medical condition will persist, i.e. a condition deemed to be pre-existing in Classic/Basic will remain pre-existing in Given. However, if 24 consecutive months of membership have passed (including your participation in Classic/Basic) without receiving treatment for a pre-existing condition, the condition is no longer considered pre-existing.

Pre-Existing Conditions

Needs that result from a condition that existed prior to membership (known or producing observable symptoms) are only eligible for sharing if the condition appears to be cured, and 12 months have passed without any symptoms (whether or not benign), treatment, or medication (even if the cause of the symptoms is unknown or misdiagnosed). For certain conditions, the period of time is extended to five years.

Catastrophic Needs

Samaritan Given has no dollar limit to the amount of eligible medical bills that can be shared. There is no separate program required for sharing catastrophic needs. We work with third-party services to secure fair and reasonable charges.

Catastrophic Needs

The maximum shareable amount per eligible medical need is $250,000 in Classic and $236,500 in Basic. An optional program called Save to Share™ is available, where members add an additional amount to their monthly Share to help one another with needs over the maximum sharing limits. We work with third-party services to secure fair and reasonable charges.

Sending your monthly portion

Sharing is a two-step process. First, you fund your sharing wallet each month automatically on a date you select (10th, 15th, 20th, or 25th). Second, you minister directly to other members by sending a portion of your sharing wallet balance to them the following month using either the Samaritan Given mobile app or web app.

Sending your monthly portion

You are assigned an amount to send to another member once a month, which you send either by check or through the Dashboard via PayPal.

Submitting a bill

Present your membership card to your medical provider and your bills will be processed by Samaritan Ministries automatically. (You may manually submit bills if your provider does not bill electronically.)

Submitting a bill

Once you receive an itemized bill from your provider in the mail, submit it to Samaritan Ministries either online through the Dashboard or by postal mail.

Paying your provider

Once you receive the funds from other members, the payment is sent electronically to your provider.

Paying your provider

Once you receive the funds from other members, you send the payment manually to your provider.