Who’s Eligible

Only eligible HCA Healthcare employees may receive assistance through the Hope Fund, based on set criteria for events causing a financial hardship for the employee. To be eligible for assistance from the fund, you must meet all requirements:

  • You must be employed directly by an HCA Healthcare affiliate as a regular full-time, or part-time employee or PRN working a minimum average of 12 hours per week at the time of the event causing the hardship, as well as when assistance is provided.
  • The event that resulted in a financial burden must be a direct impact to the employee.
  • You cannot have received financial assistance from the Hope Fund within the past 12 months.
  • The event causing the hardship must have occurred in the past 12 months.


When reviewing your application, your number of eligible dependents will be considered. Eligible dependents include;

  • Spouse (unless legally separated)
  • Unmarried dependent children under age 19
  • Unmarried dependent children under age 25 if dependent on your for support and a full-time student (as defined by the educational institution)
  • In some situations parent, current step-parent, current mother-in-law, current father-in-law and grandparent or grandchild may be considered eligible.  These are in situations that directly impact the employee and proof of dependency may be requested when necessary.