Assistance Programs

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

If you do not have prescription drug coverage for your child.

The U.S. pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies have a number of ways to assist patients who do not have prescription drug coverage. In April 2005, these companies announced their participation in the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA), the largest-ever private-sector program to help patients who lack prescription coverage. The PPA is a national coalition of biopharmaceutical companies, more than 1,300 national and local health care, physician and patient advocacy organizations, and community groups. It offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs through a user-friendly Web site http://pparx.org or the toll-free 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).

LifeBridge Free Life Insurance Program: Protect your child’s education at no cost to you.

MassMutual pays the premiums for all policies issued under the LifeBridge Free Life Insurance Program. There is no out-of-pocket cost to any covered insured or his/her children. Each term life insurance policy awarded under the LifeBridge program will have a $50,000 death benefit.

Under the LifeBridge program, individuals will be eligible to apply if they are:

  • ages 19-42
  • the parent or legal guardian of one or more dependent children under the age of 18;
  • a permanent, legal resident of the United States;
  • currently employed full time or part time with a total annual family income that is not less than $10,000 nor more than $40,000 annually;
  • in good health as determined by MassMutual’s underwriting guidelines;
  • the only member of the household who has applied for the LifeBridge program.

If an insured dies during the 10-year term of the policy, the death benefit will be paid into a trust established by MassMutual for the educational benefit of the children named by the insured. Benefits will be applied solely toward the education of the insured’s eligible children. They will be used to help cover school expenses, including books and tuition.

For complete details and eligibility requirements, please Click Here to view the PDF brochure -or- Call Tripp Limehouse or Rhonda Harbor at: (803)359-2569 or 1-800-790-9206

MassMutual’s LifeBridge Home Page

Help for families- children’s healthcare needs.

Children who have medical needs are sometimes not insured comprehensively to provide coverage for all of their medical treatments.

The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) provides grants to families to help pay for child health care services such as speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy sessions, prescriptions, and medical equipment such as wheelchairs, orthotics, and eyeglasses. Parents and legal guardians may apply for grants of up to $5,000 each for child medical services and equipment by completing an online application at the UHCCF Web site. If a grant is approved for the child, the grant will help pay for approved medical services/items after the child’s commercial health benefit plan submits payment for services provided, if any. The grant funds are not paid to the parent or child directly – invoices/bills are submitted to UHCCF for approved medical services/items after the commercial health benefit plan submits initial payment (if any) to the health care provider.

In January 2006, the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation was expanded to all 50 states; hence, funds are available nationwide. To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger.

Deadline: Open

For more information please visit – http://www.uhccf.org

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