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Monday, April 17, 2017

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is Seeking Child Medical Grant Applications from Kentucky Families

We've learned about this great opportunity for Kentucky families.  
If you need financial assistance for child medical care costs, you can apply for a UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) grant. You do NOT need to have UnitedHealthcare Insurance to be eligible
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Here's some basic information:

  • Grants help pay for a child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan.
  • Families can apply for grants at www.UHCCF.org
  • Foundation aims to award 20,000 grants by Jan. 1, 2020
In Kentucky, UHCCF awarded more than 210 grants since 2013 and is encouraging more Kentucky families to apply this year.

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.

 photo uhccf1_zpsfzlbv3c9.pngFamilies 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.

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