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Greensboro, N.C., October 7, 2021 – Many North Carolina YMCAs are partnering with UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina, a Medicaid health insurance company, to provide eligible youth aged 6 to 18 with an annual $75 voucher they can use at the Y. The pre-paid health plan is providing Medicaid members with this value-added service, in addition to health insurance, to support total health.

At the YMCA of Greensboro, we offer a variety of age-appropriate programs and opportunities the $75 voucher can be applied to such as youth sports, child care, family programs, teen membership, and more. If additional costs are needed, financial assistance is available to children and teens.

“We are excited to offer this additional service to our community,” said Rhonda Anderson, YMCA of Greensboro president and CEO. “Collaborating with UnitedHealthcare will help improve the health and well-being of young people in Guildford and Rockingham Counties. Families have trusted the Y for generations to empower our youth and this partnership gives us the opportunity to engage more youth in programs that help them grow and thrive.”

“We are excited about this partnership with the YMCA that will help our members live healthier lives,” said Anita Bachmann, CEO UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of North Carolina. “By partnering with the YMCA in the local community, children and families will have additional access to programs designed to improve their overall health and well-being.”

To request a youth voucher, the UnitedHealthcare parent or adult member must contact UnitedHealthcare’s Member Services at 1-800-349-1855 (Monday through Saturday, 7 am-6 pm). Once authorized, UnitedHealthcare members can bring their UnitedHealthcare member ID to the Y to register for a specific program. Y staff will need to verify the voucher with UnitedHealthcare before program enrollment.

The vouchers are non-transferable, not redeemable for cash and expire a year after the date of issue from the insurer. Eligible youth may receive one voucher per year.
 

About the YMCA of Greensboro
The YMCA of Greensboro was founded in 1889 with a mission to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Through its eight branches and YMCA Camp Weaver, the YMCA of Greensboro is strengthening the foundations of our community by offering a warm and friendly environment where people of all ages, races, faiths, beliefs, and physical and financial abilities participate in programs and experiences that make a positive difference in their lives. For more information on the YMCA of Greensboro, visit ymcagreensboro.org.

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