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Monday, October 25, 2021

Categorized | Health

Protect the Health of Your Growing Family

Have you recently added a new member to your family, either through the birth of your child or through adoption? You’re probably getting familiar with all the regularly scheduled doctors’ visits that accompany such an addition. A healthy newborn can have up to five doctors’ visits by the time he or she is nine months old, not to mention any unscheduled checkups that might occur from illness.

It’s important to ensure that you and your young ones have your health needs covered through insurance. Since birth or adoption counts as a qualifying event for a special enrollment opportunity, you’re qualified to enroll in health coverage or change your health plan outside of the normal enrollment period. Although the next open enrollment period doesn’t start until November, we’re just as interested as you are in protecting the new addition to your family and are allowing you to enroll early.

If you don’t currently have coverage, it’s important to sign up as soon as possible to ensure you and your new child are protected, especially since you only have sixty days from either the date of birth or date of adoption to enroll in insurance.  Health plans offered by insurance companies like Anthem Blue Cross feature guaranteed coverage for legal US residents and give you access to valuable benefits, including the following:

  • Free preventative care, including routine checkups, immunizations, and screenings, when you use in-network doctors,
  • Coverage for brand and generic prescription drugs, and
  • The freedom to choose your own doctor from the plan network.


Between the never-ending diaper changes and 2 AM feedings, it’s tough being a new parent. Welcoming a new child into your family is one of life’s most joyous occasions, but don’t let that bundle of joy turn into your main source of stress, especially over something like health insurance. Now, protecting your growing family with premium health insurance is easier than ever before, thanks to special enrollment opportunities from Anthem Blue Cross. 

If you already have coverage, it’s a good idea to review your options as your current plan may not be the best fit for your growing family. This special enrollment period is a great opportunity to compare plans and make the right choice for your family’s future. This opportunity is only available for a short time following birth or adoption, so don’t wait to explore your options. Click here to learn more about health plans available from Anthem Blue Cross that can help protect you and your new bundle of joy.