Read the scoop here on how to Apply for UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Medical Grants! Parenting and life often equals chaos. When you add a sick kid or even a child with any type of minor medical issues to the mix, life gets CRAZY chaotic. Stressing about medical bills and other life expenses when you have a sick child is heartbreaking and overwhelming. Enter the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Medical Grants. Did you know that the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation makes huge efforts to help children and families in need??? UHCCF recently awarded their 20,000th grant and hopes to award 30,000 extra grants to families in need over the next ten years. Incredible!
The Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance 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. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child. AMAZING right???
Medical Grants for Everyday Families
What makes the UHCCF grants so special is that these medical grants help working families that often fall in the gray area of earning too much money for government help or any public assistance programs, yet, given the complication of medical insurance and ballooning medical expenses, you can imagine their insurance does not cover everything.
From speech delays to needing OT therapies, the medical costs accumulate. Beyond severe medical illnesses, UHCCF has aided children with speech delays or in need of extra OT. My own daughter, Kenzie, has asthma and I know how expensive all her prescription drugs can be on a monthly basis – insurance definitely does not cover it all so you can imagine how everything adds up from extra specialty doctor visits, x-rays, nebulizer treatments, inhalers, etc. I honestly can not fathom how much expenses we would accumulate if we had a child with a more severe illness. I can easily understand how even for families with what should be considered excellent insurance, it is just simply not enough to pay all the expenses.
More Details on UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Grants
Since 2007, UHCCF has provided more than $48 million in medical grants to pay for children’s medical expenses that are not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
**Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), to help pay for medical services and equipment.
Apply for UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Medical Grants
UnitedHealthcare WANTS to help. Remember you don’t need to have them as your medical insurance company to apply. These grants are intended to help families cover medical expenses or treatments that are not covered or not FULLY covered by their own health care plane.
Note: To be eligible for a grant, a child must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines (e.g. family income must not exceed $100,000 for a family of 4), reside in the United States, and have a commercial health insurance plan.
Check out these sweet adorable little girl who was the recipient of UHCCF’s 20,000th grant. Isn’t she a cutie? Allie has had to overcome the challenges of her Cerebral Palsy which limit her ability to walk. Allie’s grant helped her family purchase a walk aide. For the first time ever, she can walk without an AFO, something she has worn since she was one. Now that she has a walk aide, she can even fit into ballet shoes and join dance which has been her dream!
Note: This post was sponsored by UnitedHealthcare. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.