Contact your employer

Thank you for your interest in contacting your employer to ask that your company include Christian Science care services as a covered benefit through its health insurance plan. To assist you in this effort, we have provided a sample letter below, which you may adapt as you see fit.

Sample letter to employer

Dear Friends:

I am writing to you as a Christian Scientist and an employee who, although a policy holder of [name of company] insurance plan, chooses to rely primarily on spiritual treatment for my health care needs.

Currently, our health care plan does not cover Christian Science care services such as Christian Science practitioners and Christian Science nursing facilities. I ask that you consider including these services in this plan.

Although our church does not prohibit its members from using traditional medical care, many of us – myself included – choose to use spiritual care because we have found that it works for us. For years, Christian Science health care has been reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, military, and federal government employee health insurance plans; and many state, private, and individual plans cover Christian Science care as well.

I understand the need for this company and [name of insurance company] to pay attention to costs, and that adding benefits to a given policy can raise financial concerns. However, Christian Science care services generally cost much less than traditional medical services; furthermore, in my experience, Christian Science treatment often cures very quickly.

Thank you for your consideration of my request that our company include Christian Science health care services as a covered benefit through [name of insurance company]. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions or anything else you would like to discuss on this matter.

Sincerely,

[name]
[address]
[phone number]