Ron here- GREAT NEWS on the Healthshare front. Healthshares are increasingly recognizing the value of practices like Flourish to lower overall cost of healthcare and are making it easier for members to offset their costs.
We recently welcomed a new member to Flourish whose healthshare (Zion) is covering most of the cost of his Flourish Membership. In the case of Zion Healthshare, Flourish is considered a "DPC Practice" or Direct Primary Care practice. In other words, Zion is acknowledging that, as a Flourish Member, you get a bank of time and support over the course of the year so visits that would otherwise be submitted to the healthshare individually are covered by your Flourish Membership. Just like you and me, the healthshares would also prefer not to deal with the paperwork of individual needs/share requests. (it consumes significant human resources and adds no value to your health!)
The Zion model provides two options for monthly membership: Standard or "DPC Paired". The DPC Paired option offers a lower monthly healthshare cost as long as you are "paired" with a qualified DPC practice, which Flourish is.
I have calls and/or emails into all the major healthshares to research similar programs and have connected with a couple so far- both of which have programs similar in concept.
If you are currently a member of a healthshare or are in open enrollment and are considering moving to a healthshare and want to discuss options, please pick an available time from my calendar below or call me directly at 320-424-0771.
Also, if you have friends or family members who you know would benefit from Stacey's skillset and the Flourish approach feel free to forward this email to them as this recent development might open the door for some people that otherwise would not have been able to pursue becoming a Flourish member.