The Humana Foundation announces a grant of $100,000 for Hispanic Unity of Florida

 SALUD al dia magazine was present at a press conference to announce a $100,000 grant to Hispanic Unity of Florida, HUF.

The funds will be used to expand the “Te Ayudo” program, which aims to reduce healthcare disparities and increase healthcare access for uninsured and underinsured individuals and families, particularly Hispanic and other minority populations.

Since 2016, the program has helped hundreds of clients in Broward gain access to critical health services.

“We are thankful to be able to expand our resources to Broward County residents with the help of this generous grant from the Humana Foundation,” said Josie Bacallao, President and CEO of Hispanic Unity of Florida.

Humana Impact Report >> Te Ayudo Program at HUF

During the Open Enrollment Period (Nov 2016 – Jan 2017) HUF assisted 482 families/households.

  • This resulted in 941 family members receiving education about the Affordable Care Act.
  • HUF assisted 760 uninsured or under-insured individuals apply for a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
  • 382 individuals purchased a QHP through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
  • The average monthly premium was $69.11.
  • Out of the 382 individuals who purchased health insurance, 207 individuals or 54% have to pay less than $50.00 in monthly premiums.
  • The average deductible was $1,095.82
  • The average out-of-pocket maximum was $1,801.76
  • 196 individuals established a medical home for primary and preventive healthcare services by selecting and visiting a Primary Care Physician (PCP). During this time, 760 individuals reported being satisfied with the services provided by HUF.