Newborns and Health Insurance
It is important that the baby be enrolled in health insurance as soon as possible and no later than 30 days after birth. When the insurance company states that the baby is "covered for the first 30 days", what that really means is the insurance will cover back to the first 30 days if the baby is properly enrolled in that policy.
Keep in mind:
If the baby is enrolled in both a private insurance plan and medical assistance, the private insurance plan must be the primary plan.
If mom is covered as a dependent under her parents' policy, the baby is NOT covered under that plan.
If the child will be enrolled in Maryland Medical Assistance, please be aware that we do NOT accept all of the plans.
M.A. plans we accept:
Aetna Better Health, Maryland Physicians Care, MedStar Family Choice, Priority Partners, United Healthcare, and Wellpoint (formerly Amerigroup)
M.A. plans we do NOT accept:
Carefirst Community Plan, Jai Medical Systems, and Kaiser Permanente
Make sure when selecting a Primary Care Provider (PCP) that you select "Olney Pediatrics" or one of our doctors specifically. When you receive your insurance card in the mail, please verify the information on the card and call the insurance company immediately with any errors.