Health Sharing Ministries as alternative to health insurance
by Dawn Pitman
Our church has opted out of traditional health insurance and instead recommend (not required) that our pastors join a health sharing ministry such as Samaritan Ministries.
They pay a monthly "share" amount to another member of the health sharing ministry for needed health costs.
Can this be considered a non-taxed benefit whether included in our pastors pay to cover that expense or paid for by the church directly. I'm thinking either way it's taxable but wanted to confirm.