Emergency Assistance: Our very first program, and the primary purpose of SMEA, is to provide financial assistance to qualifying members that have experienced a financial hardship as the result of a catastrophic event. Where there is a documented financial hardship resulting from a catastrophic event, SMEA helps and YOU help!
Examples of qualifying requests for assistance include, but are not limited to:
- Current medical expenses related to catastrophic injury/illness/disease (Ambulance, ER, Surgery)
- Loss of dependent household family (expenses when insurance coverage is inadequate)
- Fires/Floods where significant loss is incurred and insurance coverage is inadequate
Other Resources. Also included below are Assistance Resource Brochures for California and Nevada that may direct you to other assistance programs you may qualify for (PDFs).