National Military Family Association, Humana Military Support Frontline Families During COVID-19 Crisis
Alexandria, VA — The National Military Family Association (NMFA) and Humana Military are joining to respond to the needs of America’s Frontline Families this #GivingTuesdayNow. Together, they will provide critical support for military spouses in medical and mental health professions whose families serve the nation.
These are our Frontline Families: battling COVID-19 at home and protecting America abroad.
Frontline Families face unique challenges—long periods of separation due to military deployments and training, moving every two to three years, and a continual cycle of leaving their newly-developed support systems behind.
Like many American families, most military families rely on two incomes, but for working military spouses the job search starts anew every few years. For the 34% who work in fields requiring licensure and certification like nursing and mental health, the hiring process is long and cost prohibitive. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, this means that some military spouses who work in the health field are sidelined.
“Many of our Frontline Families can’t even be on the front line when America needs them most,” said Ashish Vazirani, Executive Director and CEO of the National Military Family Association. “Licenses can cost up to $5,000, and many spouses are forced to apply for new credentials every time they move with the military. Our country and their communities lose out.”
Humana Military, a longtime supporter of health and well-being among military families, knows how valuable these Frontline Families are for America.
“ As a TRICARE health partner for more than twenty years, Humana Military knows that America’s Frontline Families power not only our military but also our healthcare systems and communities at home. It’s vital to ensure that military spouses have the resources and training they need to thrive,” said Brent Densford, President of Humana Military. “That’s why we’re proud to match every #GivingTuesdayNow donation to the National Military Family Association dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.”
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropic activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.
The National Military Family Association and Humana Military are pleased to come together this #GivingTuesdayNow for a giving campaign to support America’s Frontline Families. To learn more or donate, visit: www.militaryfamily.org/giving-tuesday-now
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, veteran, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA, and Space Force. To get involved or to learn more, visit www.MilitaryFamily.org.
About Humana Military
Humana Military, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Humana Inc., partners with the Department of Defense to administer the TRICARE health program for military members, retirees and their families in the East Region. For more than 20 years, Humana Military has strived to create better health outcomes and simplified experiences for millions of beneficiaries across the United States through TRICARE and other military healthcare programs. High-quality service, cost-effective platforms and progressive approaches to care drive Humana Military to be a thought leader in the industry and an essential partner to the government.
#GivingTuesdayNow is organized by GivingTuesday, in partnership with its global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.