When is the best time to get baby health insurance
I hope you are not reading this when you are almost ready to give birth. If that is the case then you may be in big trouble. If however, you are thinking about having a baby and are thinking ahead about baby insurance for your baby then you are in good shape. People don’t realize how important it is to make sure that you are fully covered before you get pregnant. Many a future mom has inquired about health insurance for unborn baby only to discover that she needed to do that before she got pregnant and the baby will be covered by the mothers insurance coverage.
You also need to make sure that you know what is covered in your for maternity expenses under your plan. If you missed the boat and did not get your insurance on time then you may want to use an advocacy service that will negotiate for you with the hospitals and the doctors. Or you may want to just negotiate with hospital directly.
What is the cost of baby health insurance
There is a very wide range of prices for similar coverage from all of the different insurance companies. Don”t be fooled into thinking that all will be the same. Check out 3 different insurance companies and make sure you compare the prices carefully..You can also evaluate the customer service of the companies by checking them out through rating companies. Make sure you read all the fine print in the different policies as well.
What does the baby health insurance cover
If you want health insurance for baby only that may be a little bit of a problem if you are delivering in a hospital. You insurance will cover your delivery and the baby’s doctor. If you are delivering at home or out of the country and only want insurance for your baby then you need to be clear about that when talking to the different insurance companies.
Deciding which health insurance plan is best
There a few question you will want to ask your insurance company before signing up with them. You will need to find out if the plan covers prenatal care as well as maternity care,. Are you going to need pre authorization for your visits. When are you going to need to inform the insurance company that you are ready to deliver? Does your insurance cover special tests like ultra sound and amniocenteses? What are the limits to your stay in the hospital and finally is there an annual reimbursement limit.
Once you check out all of these things, you should be good to go.