HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR BHEERF ASSISTANCE?
To apply for aid, employees in need of assistance can fill out the BHEERF application form (online or print). Once the application and documentation have been submitted to BHFoundation@BrowardHealth.org, the employee’s application and other pertinent documentation are prepared for committee review. The application will be considered if the employee meets the criteria set forth and in accordance with other Broward Health hardship programs. If information is needed to validate medical need, HR will be contacted to protect the confidentiality of employees. Each application will be reviewed by the review committee. The identity of the applicant will be anonymous to the committee.
Please return completed application to the Broward Health Foundation by mail, email or fax:
By U.S. Mail: 1201 South Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
By Email: BHFoundation@browardhealth.org
By Fax: 954-712-4535
WHAT CRITERIA DO AN EMPLOYEE NEED TO MEET TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE?
Only Broward Health employees may receive assistance through the BHEERF based on set criteria. To be eligible for assistance from the BHEERF, you must meet all the following requirements:
- You must be directly employed by a Broward Health entity as a full-time or part-time eligible employee at the time of the event causing the hardship, as well as when assistance is provided.
- Employees are eligible to receive support from this program once every 12 months.
- You must have experienced an event that qualifies for assistance within a reasonable amount of time (typically 90 days).
HOW QUICKLY ARE THE APPLICATIONS APPROVED?
The BHEERF committee will meet twice per month, and all decisions will be rendered within a reasonable timeframe.
ARE APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE CONFIDENTIAL?
Yes, the BHEERF staff will assign a random case number to each application to ensure strict confidentiality. Only your Regional Human Resources department and the Broward Health Foundation staff will know that you applied for assistance.
CAN AN EMPLOYEE APPLY AND RECEIVE ASSISTANCE MORE THAN ONCE?
Yes, but not more than once within a 12-month period.