Tuesday, August 14, 2018

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Grants are Available to New Jersey Families

In addition to worrying about the health and well-being of their children, many families facing illness and significant medical costs often have to make difficult financial decisions impacting basic needs for the rest of their family.

In response, UnitedHealthcare is encouraging New Jersey families to apply for a UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) medical grant. UHCCF medical grants help families pay for their child’s health care treatments and services or equipment that is not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.

UHCCF has already awarded over 15,000 grants valued at more than $40 million to families across the U.S., and aims to award its 20,000th grant in 2020. In New Jersey, UHCCF has awarded 267 grants to families since 2013 and is seeking to grant more this year.

One recent UHCCF grant recipient is the family of Nico Bourlotos of Middlesex. When Nico’s parents learned his difficulties in school were related to hearing loss and that he needed hearing aids, they were concerned about paying for an expense that wasn’t covered by their commercial health insurance plan.  The UHCCF provided funds to purchase Nico’s hearing aids.

From L to R:
Bob Benkert (UHC), Kim Gellman (UHC), Alicia Bourlotos, Nick Bourlotos, Victoria Tussing (UHC), John Verga (UHC) Center: Lucah, Nico and Enzo Bourlotos
“After conducting research online and applying for a UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation medical grant, we were so grateful to be a recipient. It was a weight lifted off our shoulders,” said Alicia Bourlotos.

The Foundation awards grants to families regardless of insurance provider, meaning you don’t need to be covered by UnitedHealthcare to apply. Families are encouraged to apply at www.UHCCF.org.