Covered Insurance Takes Action to Help Families with Critically Ill or Injured Children

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Covered Insurance made a sizeable donation to the MBA Opens Doors Foundation in Washington, DC. that will provide assistance to families with a critically ill or injured child across the country by making their mortgage payments.

Today, Covered Insurance made a sizeable donation to the MBA Opens Doors Foundation in Washington, DC. Opens Doors is a non-profit organization run by the Mortgage Bankers Association and dedicated to providing assistance to families with a critically ill or injured child by making their mortgage payment.

“Our parents taught us from an early age that giving back to the community was a very important part of life,” said Ross Diedrich, Co-founder and CEO of Covered. “The MBA Opens Doors Foundation’s values are very much aligned with ours and we admire their dedication to providing families with support during a time of need. We are honored to support the Foundation.”

For most families, the fear of losing a home is second only to the sense of panic that comes with the need to care for a loved one who is suffering from a major illness – especially if they are a child. The MBA Opens Doors Foundation was developed as an industry association model for utilizing both expertise and resources to help individuals and families facing housing challenges associated with the significant cost of care for a seriously ill child.

Opens Doors is currently able to pass 100 percent of the donations it receives on to families in need of assistance. The Foundation’s ongoing relationship with Washington, D.C.’s Children’s National Medical System, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Cook Children’s, Texas Children’s, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Akron Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, and Boston Children’s provide a network of care facilities to help identify potential grant recipients.

The MBA Opens Doors Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible. For more information about the Foundation or to make a donation, please go to


The MBA Opens Doors Foundation was launched in October 2011, with an initial start-up contribution of $50,000 from the Mortgage Bankers Association and with MBA covering all administrative costs of the Foundation. The Foundation’s two initiatives assist families with critically ill or injured children by providing mortgage or rental assistance grants to help them keep their homes in the face of significant medical expenses. Having begun by serving families in the Washington, D.C. area, MBA Opens Doors has established a sound operational framework that will enable the Foundation to expand across the United States. Learn more at

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation's residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, REITs, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field. For additional information, visit MBA's Web site:

Covered Insurance Solutions, Inc. (Covered) is a modern insurance agency streamlining the purchase of home and auto insurance by integrating into the lending process. Covered helps lenders close loans faster and provides homebuyers with multiple policy options from reputable insurance carriers. Covered delivers a trustworthy, award-winning platform that delights the modern consumer.

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