5 Ways HAP Helps New Moms and Moms-To-Be

Planning for a baby is an exciting time. It can also be overwhelming and you’re bound to have lots of questions. While we can’t help you pick a baby name, we can help simplify your health plan. Below are some ways we can help so you can focus on what’s really important: your growing family.

Number 1 Guaranteed coverage

Maternity care and childbirth are essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act.* Under health care law, pregnancy can’t be considered a pre-existing condition. This means you can get coverage even if you’re pregnant before your health plan’s start date.
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  In addition to prenatal care, most HAP plans cover breast pumps, supplies and other breastfeeding support.

Number 2 Tips by trimester

Our maternity page will guide you through your pregnancy journey. We have instructions for everything from choosing an OB-GYN to adding your baby to your health plan. You can also use this blog to read stories such as:

Number 3 Postpartum depression care

Mental health coverage, including care for postpartum depression, is offered by all HAP plans. We can help you find a behavioral health specialist to talk to about treatment. Call (800) 444-5755 to speak with a HAP managed care specialist.

Number 4 Support for NICU/Special Care Nursery babies

HAP partners with ProgenyHealth to support premature and medically complex newborns. ProgenyHealth works with plans, providers and families throughout a NICU or Special Care Nursery baby's first year of life. The program offers coordination of follow-up care and 24/7 support from a neonatal nurse case manager. Their services are free of charge for HAP members but the peace of mind is priceless.

Number 5 Resources to keep baby healthy

We’ll help you make the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. Use our find a doctor tool to search for pediatricians in your network. Bring our immunization tracker to each visit to keep track of your little one’s health milestones.

Whatever you need, we’re here to help you and your baby get a great start. For more pregnancy tips and resources, visit hap.org/maternity.



*Source: https://www.healthcare.gov/what-if-im-pregnant-or-plan-to-get-pregnant/

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