MINNETONKA, Minn. (Apr. 11, 2017) —
Families in need of financial assistance for child medical care costs are encouraged to apply today for a UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) grant.
Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant, with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child, to help pay for their child's health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.
Families frequently use UHCCF grants to help pay for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy. For example, grants have been used for physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.
Parents or legal guardians are encouraged to apply today at www.UHCCF.org.
To be eligible for a grant, a child must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Grants are available for medical expenses families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs. Families do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 13,000 grants valued at over $35 million to children and their families across the United States, and aims to surpass 20,000 grants by Jan. 1, 2020.
UHCCF Awareness Ambassadors Needed
Do you know a family who could use a child medical grant? Visit www.UHCCF.org today and sign up to receive foundation announcements and information, including examples of messages that can be easily shared via social media, and help get the word out that child medical grants are available. Like the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation at www.facebook.com/uhccf.
"Our mission to help children access and receive care that improves their quality of life is made possible by the kindness and generosity of people across the country," said UHCCF President Matt Peterson. "Thousands of families have already been helped by UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation grants, but we know many more families are in need. Through our ambassadors, we hope to raise awareness and help more children and families."
About UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents' commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 13,000 grants valued at over $35 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF's funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit UHCCF.org.