3 Tips For New Moms This Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day, Maryland moms!

health insurance for mothersWhether you’re preparing for a new baby, have a new addition, or recently adopted, you have a lot to celebrate. Here’s one more reason: a new baby or adoption means you’re eligible to enroll in health coverage or change plans.

3 things to know about enrolling now and what’s covered:

  1. You have 60 days from your baby’s birth to report the change to us and enroll or change plans. You can add your baby to your current plan or you can switch to a new plan that better fits your family’s needs. Coverage is effective back to the date of the birth or adoption.
  2. Plans cover maternity care, prenatal checkups and tests, newborn immunizations and checkups, breastfeeding support and supplies, as well as pediatric care including dental and vision.
  3. Having a baby or adopting may change the amount of financial help you’re eligible for to lower your out-of-pocket costs for health insurance. You also may qualify for Medicaid even if you didn’t before. Find out at MarylandHealthConnection.gov or get free help.

So here’s to one less worry off your plate — give yourself the financial security and peace of mind that comes from making sure your family’s covered!