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August Member Guidelines Update

September 2, 2016

Sedera has updated the following sections of the Member Guidelines to reflect the most current Sedera procedures. Below is a summary of those changes: Section 8.B.4 – Ambulance Transports are sharable as part of a need whenever medically indicated by a licensed medical doctor, and/or whenever practical due to the … Read More

New Video Content — Coming Soon!

May 27, 2016

Thank you to all of our community members who participated in the member satisfaction survey we sent out last week. We are encouraged by the preliminary results and have found your suggestions to be very helpful. So far, one of the most common suggestions has been for additional training materials. This … Read More

What Can Your Health Care Advisor Do For You?

May 6, 2016

Understanding the healthcare world is not easy.  And that is even true for me as a doctor.  How do I know when I need to go to see my primary care doctor, or if I should be using the Urgent Care Clinic?  What do I do if I think I … Read More

Are You Getting in Shape for Summer? How About Getting in Shape for Life?

April 29, 2016

Summer is almost here! This time of year, many of us make the decision to lose a few pounds before we hit the pool. But what if you already had habits in place promoting a healthy lifestyle? If you’re interested in increasing your overall health for the rest of your … Read More

What is a MEC?

April 22, 2016

If you are a new member or even if you have been a member of Sedera for a while now, you may be wondering why you have different identification cards. One of those cards you have represents your MEC or Minimum Essential Coverage plan. Basically, this can be used to … Read More

Guidelines Update for April 2016

April 15, 2016

We’ve made some changes to our Health Care Sharing Member Guidelines as of April 1, 2016:   FAQ #32: We have enabled COBRA continuation of the Health Care Sharing program when a member terminates employment AND elects to maintain their former-employer’s MEC plan. FAQ #9: We have updated the process … Read More

Good Shepherd Health

April 11, 2016

Do you have a medication that you take on a regular basis? Good Shepherd Health may be able to help you save money. What does Good Shepherd Health do? Good Shepherd Health offers a membership to a specialized pharmacy that fills prescriptions at little to no cost to its members. … Read More

Getting the Most Out of Teladoc

April 1, 2016

How one of our members used Teladoc to avoid a late night trip to the urgent care: A member’s child became ill while at school. The member picked up the child from school and went to their pediatrician. Turns out the child had a stomach bug and was prescribed the … Read More

For Such A Time As This: A look at why the Sedera Health option is so important at this time in American society.

June 17, 2015

Charles Dickens opening sentence in A Tale of Two Cities could certainly apply to this juncture in American Society. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” I have always loved the appropriate quote … Read More

The Idea Behind Sedera Health

June 8, 2015

If the first thing to understand about Sedera is that it’s not health insurance, then the obvious first question is, “What sense could it possibly make for businesses and their employees to participate in Sedera?” The answer is both informative and compelling… First, understanding Sedera’s health care sharing program only … Read More

Paying for your medical expenses—tax-free

May 26, 2015

Is that legal? Absolutely! When paid for through a Federal program know as Health Savings Accounts or HSAs. The HSA law took effect in 2004 in an effort to lower overall health care costs without compromising quality and choice in medical care. Because HSAs are Federal, they’re available in all 50 … Read More

Your doctor called—it’s not good news. Now what…?

April 27, 2015

The wait is finally over. You have a diagnosis. Now, you’ve got some very important decisions to make. Sure, you trust your doctor, but is their diagnosis the final word? Have they considered every option? Are there alternative courses of treatment available? Where can you turn for answers? Fortunately, your … Read More

Do you need a health care quarterback?

April 10, 2015

Learning the ins and outs of the health care system is complicated. It could be a full-time job. How do you know which doctor is best for you, where to find the most affordable medications or if you need that surgery a doctor recommended? Whether you call them a coach, … Read More

No More Waiting Room Time!

March 27, 2015

Flu season is still upon us and with the extended and extreme winters in many parts of the country, it doesn’t look like it will end anytime soon. Often times, illnesses happen at inconvenient times – on weekends, during the middle of the night or when you’re out of town. … Read More

How Much is this ER Visit Costing Me?

October 3, 2014

Dr. Eric Michael David recently wrote a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal about a visit with his son to the local emergency room. Under the title, Health Care and the $20,000 Bruise, he exposed the ridiculous nature of the medical bill that they received and how they fought … Read More

The Advantage

September 25, 2014

Patrick Lencioni wrote a best-selling business book called The Advantage. One of his primary concepts is that companies where everyone is well aligned with the company values and goals have a huge advantage over the competition. We are blown away watching the power of this through the launch of Sedera … Read More

Morals, Medicine and Medical Economics!

September 10, 2014

Medicine is full of moral questions. When I worked as a family doctor I had to make decisions almost everyday on issues: Sally is a 14-year-old whose mother wants her to have an abortion, but she is frightened and thinks it is wrong to kill the baby. John is presenting … Read More

Health Care Decisions – Empowering the Patient

August 13, 2014

Ralph Weber is a Canadian, an expert in design of health care plans, and the founder of Medibid, an on-line auction center for bidding out non-urgent medical procedures and putting the patient in charge of their own care. He is also a close friend to free-market approaches to containing medical … Read More

What is Sedera Health?

August 1, 2014

The Chinese language uses a wonderfully complex character system in its written form, rather than a phonetic alphabet.  This picture language brings together some fascinating concepts.  The character for “Crisis” is made up of the picture language for “danger” and “opportunity.”  This is the exact situation facing health care in … Read More

So What Does A Medical Procedure Really Cost?

July 31, 2014

There is a hospital bill that is causing quite a stir in the social media world. Someone posted their appendectomy bill on the web and people everywhere are wondering a) How the hospital could charge so much and b) Why was the bill then discounted so much? Welcome to the world … Read More