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UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Awards 15,000th Child Medical Grant

  • Grants help families pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan
  • Families can apply for grants online at www.UHCCF.org
  • Foundation aims to award more than 20,000 grants by 2020

MINNETONKA, Minn. (Jan. 16, 2018) – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) recently surpassed the milestone of awarding 15,000 child medical grants – valued at $40 million – to families across the United States. In addition, the foundation announced the goal to award its 20,000th grant by 2020.

Families in need of financial assistance for child medical care costs are encouraged to apply today at www.UHCCF.org.

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.

A grant recently helped Byson, from Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

“Our son Bryson struggles with many of the typical autism and ADHD symptoms. With the UHCCF grant, we were able to ensure that he receives the care he needs. Early intervention has been a blessing for his development, and we really could not have done it without this grant. We thank UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation for giving children like mine a fighting chance,” said Dan, Bryson’s father.

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.

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.

“Our mission at the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is to help families access medical care that provides their children with a better quality of life. We’re grateful for the opportunity to help thousands of more children and families in 2018 and beyond,” said UHCCF President Matt Peterson.

For more information, visit www.UHCCF.org.

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 15,000 grants valued at over $40 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.