SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is seeking applications from Utah families in need of financial assistance to pay for their child’s health care treatments. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical and occupational therapy, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. Grants are also available when insurance may cover only a portion of the expenses. The foundation awarded grants to more than 450 families last year. To be eligible, children 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.
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