An active family healthcare plan will cover an active family member during the holidays, so that they can spend the time with their loved ones and make friends with other family members.
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Family healthcare is available to anyone who is at least 60 years old.
The plan must include a maximum of one active familymember per household, and the plan must cover at least six weeks of active family members’ holidays.
The family healthcare benefit will be paid at the same rate as for regular healthcare, which means the plan will cost more per month.
The amount of money to be covered is dependent on age, the health status of the active familymembers and their age.
If the active members of the family do not have access to regular healthcare they may be eligible for a financial assistance benefit that pays the cost of their holiday family care.
The maximum amount that can be covered per household is $1,000 per month, per active familyMember(s) must be at least 18 years oldThe plan may also cover the following active family activities:Childcare, daycare, play, sporting activities and entertainment, and socializing, may be included on the plan, and family members may participate.
The benefits are tax deductible.
Active family members with limited mobility are eligible for financial assistance, as long as they are able to work and maintain a minimum of two household members per household.
The minimum income level must be between $50,000 and $65,000 annually, or a family income of $125,000.
To qualify, the income must be based on income from an employer or a non-profit organization.
The benefit must be paid out of your own pocket.
The active family must be able to spend at least 12 hours a day with their family members at home.
The plan must be managed by an active member of the household.