Congratulations! There is nothing sweeter than welcoming a new baby into your home. You probably already had a checklist of everything you needed to do – pack the hospital bag, install the car seat, and of course, don’t forget about adding your newest bundle of joy to your health insurance plan.
The process of adding a new baby to your insurance plan is different based on what kind of insurance plan you have. Group members are enrolled in a group plan, usually offered by an employer. Direct enrolled members purchased their health insurance off marketplace.gov or directly through our website.
If you currently have a policy that covers child(ren), the newborn’s coverage is effective on the birth date. However, a phone call or a change form will still need to be submitted to add the child within 60 days of the date of birth.
If your current policy does not cover children, you may either call our office at 1-800-432-3990 or send in a change form within 60 days of the baby’s birth in order to change your policy to one that does cover children. If a call is placed to add the child, follow up with your group and send in a change form signed by you and your group leader.
To obtain a copy of the change form please contact your group administrator or contact us.
Direct enrolled members:
If you currently have a policy that covers child(ren), the newborn’s coverage is effective on the birth date. However, a change form or a phone call (1-800-432-3990) will still need to be made to cover the child.
If your current policy does not cover children, you must send a signed change form. We must receive the notice within 31 days of the baby’s birth in order to change your policy to one that does cover children.
To obtain a copy of the change form contact us.
At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS), we want you to have a safe and healthy pregnancy. With the introduction of a new maternity program, expecting mothers can now get personalized care from onsite nurses to help guide them through their pregnancy. The new BCBSKS maternity program is open to pregnant women who have BCBSKS as the primary health insurance. You can find more details on our website. Members can enroll by completing an online enrollment form or by calling 800-520-3137.