There’s nothing worse then being stressed about finances when your child gets sick. I’ve teamed up with UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation to help parents learn about how this amazing foundation can help families looking for financial help and Peace of mind during a child’s medical emergency. This is a sponsored post on behalf of UHCF.
When your child is sick, no matter what the ailment or diagnosis, you want to make sure your child is receiving only the best treatment. The last thing one worries about in the middle of a medical emergency is what the cost will be. However, as things settle down and reality sets in paying for medical bills begins to become one of the biggest stresses a family can have. When my oldest was born he was diagnosed with a VSD & Pulmonary Stenosis. Although he didn’t need surgery the first few doctors visits were so expensive. Even though we had health insurance the out of pocket deductible was very high. Thankfully we were able to pay for it all over time but many families aren’t as lucky. Thankfully, the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is here to help families in need of financial support during children’s medical emergencies.
UHCCF grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan. The Foundation aims to fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for. If a grant is approved by the Regional Board of Directors for a child, the grant will help pay for approved medical services/items after the family’s commercial health insurance plan submits payment, if any. Grant funds are not paid to the family or the child outright. Grant families must work with the Foundation on submitting invoices/bills for approved medical services/items after their commercial health insurance plan submits initial payment to the health care provider.
UHCCF’s overall goal is to help children and families in need—in fact, 88.9% of qualified, completed grant submissions are approved. They’re not just trying to spread the message that not only are grants available, but that grant funding and donations are appreciated as well. The Foundation’s goal is to fund and award its 20,000th medical grant by the year 2020 (They’ve already awarded over 13,000!)
Some things to know about the Grant
- 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, 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.
- There is a scale of financial eligibility to qualify for a medical grant. Awards will not be granted to individuals in families whose Adjusted Gross Income exceeds the scale.
- The health care professional is paid directly; exceptions can be made to reimburse the family if adequate documentation is submitted showing the health care professional has been paid.
The Foundation also has many charity events and children’s books and toys for sale, and all proceeds go to fund grants. Make sure and check out all the great merchandise that will help others in need.
The Foundation needs your help to share all the important work their doing and will give one of my lucky readers the chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card. Just head below to enter for your chance to win. Giveaway is open to US only and ends on 6/30/17 at 11:59pm EST. Good luck!