Brave of Heart Fund
New York Life and Cigna
U.S. Citizens and residents
May 15, 2021
The Brave of Heart Fund is designed to provide financial support in the form of charitable relief grants to eligible family members of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare volunteers who lost their lives due to COVID-19.
- Cash assistance of $15,000 to alleviate the cost of immediate needs related to funeral costs, medical care, counseling, food, educational expenses of children, mortgage or rent payments, or other immediate living expenses
- Cigna behavioral health advocates will provide emotional support services to the families who receive a grant to help them cope with feelings associated with grief, including anxiety, loneliness, and depression
- Open to spouses, domestic partners, dependent children or dependent parents of an eligible healthcare worker or healthcare volunteer who has lost their life from a cause related to COVID-19 in the U.S. at any time through May 15, 2021. An “eligible healthcare worker” is a healthcare worker or healthcare volunteer who lived in the U.S. at the time of death and worked or volunteered for a licensed hospital, medical center, nursing home, medical transport vehicle, triage center, or other licensed medical facility. Example positions include: doctors, nurses, technicians, orderlies, cafeteria workers, custodians, emergency medical technicians, ambulance technicians and paramedics
- The healthcare worker or volunteer must have had exposure to patients with COVID-19 while working or volunteering
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