A huge thanks to our friends at UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation for sponsoring today’s post! Keep reading to learn about the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Grant!
Today’s post is a little different than what you’re used to seeing but when UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation reached out to share information about their Children’s foundation, it really struck a chord with me and I just knew this is something that I needed to share.
For our family, I think I have come to terms with the fact that our medical debt will be following us around for a long time to come.
Almost two years ago when Wyatt was sick in the hospital with pnemonia, we racked up a medical bill over $60,000. That kind of debt is crippling, and if I would have known about this program previously, I so would have applied! I know that I have some readers who have faced (or are currently facing) huge medical expenses, so applying for this grant might be such a relief to one (or many) of you!
What Does the Grant Application Do?
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation offers grants to families in need of financial assistance due to a child’s medical needs not being covered or not being fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan.
88.9% of qualified, completed grant submissions are approved.
How Can You Help?
Not only are grants available, but also grant funding and donations opportunities. The Foundation has a goal to fund and award it’s 20,000th medical grant by 2020. Already, this amazing grant has awarded over 13,000 grants!
Who Can Apply?
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation has created a guide to Grant Application Criteria that you can view to see if this would be a good fit for your family. For a full list of exclusions, head here.
Some of the main criteria are:
- Grant awards are retroactive to sixty days prior to the date of application and have an expiration date of approximately one year, unless the funds are exhausted prior to the expiration date. The grant will NOT cover any medical costs outside this date range.
- The applicant must be 16 years old or younger and live in the United States and receive and pay for care/items in the United States.
- The applicant must be covered by a commercial health insurance plan and benefit limits are either exceeded, no coverage is available and/or the costs are a serious financial burden on the family. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation requires continuous commercial health insurance coverage for the entire duration of the application, approval and grant process. Loss of commercial health insurance coverage will result in closure of the grant and any remaining grant funds will revert to UHCCF.
- There is a scale of financial eligibility to qualify for a medical grant. Your Adjusted Gross Income must not exceed the scale.
Who has benefited from this program in the past?
Want to see some success stories from past applicants? Hear some inspiring stores here!
How does the payment work?
Your grant money will go directly to your healthcare professional, and there is also an option to reimburse the family if proper documentation is available that shows the healthcare professional has already been paid.
The folks at UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation put together this easy to follow Grant Application Checklist that will go over what you need, and the steps – easy peasy!
And don’t forget to apply for the grant! You never know just how much it could help your family lower some medical debt!
Seriously though, how incredible is this? I really hope this helps at least one person that could really benefit from a little help. And if it benefits just one reader, it makes it so worth it to me! And because I think this grant is the bee’s knees, I really want to help promote it to gain awareness, which is why myself and UnitedHealthcare are offering a $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!
Be sure to enter via the Rafflecopter below and share, share, share, this amazing grant!
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