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Pregnancy and Parenting

Expecting a Baby?

Understand how important having a healthy baby is to you, so UT SELECT plan offers the Special Beginning programs.

Get help and support

Special Beginnings is designed to help you better understand and manage your pregnancy. Specially trained obstetrical nurses will contact you regularly with pregnancy-related educational materials covering:

  • Prenatal and postpartum nutrition
  • Healthy life choices
  • Fetal development
  • Newborn care

Whether this is your first baby or you have other children, Special Beginnings is a wonderful source of information and support during your pregnancy.

Enroll in Special Beginnings and Receive a $25 Reward Card from Target. Call 1-800-462-3275 to enroll during your first trimester. UT SELECT is offering a $25 reward card from Target for women who enroll in and complete the Special Beginnings Program.

Breastfeeding Support, Services, and Supplies Available through UT SELECT Medical

Under the Affordable Care Act, breast pumps are now a covered benefit under the UT SELECT Medical plan. Benefits include the purchase or rental of manual, electric or hospital-grade breast pumps as follows:

Pump
Type

Coverage
Level

Qualifying
Source

Limit / Restriction

Manual

100% –  no cost-share

In-network, out of network, retail

N/A

Electric

100% –  no cost-share

In-network provider or contracted durable medical equipment (DME) supplier only

Two per benefit period. Coverage is the cost up to the purchase price ($125-$150).

Hospital Grade

100% –  no cost-share, rental only
(see limit / restriction)

In-network or
contracted DME supplier

Hospital grade pump only available for monthly DME rental. Coverage is up to the purchase price of $1,000 or 12 months whichever comes first. Once coverage ends, the unit must be returned to DME provider.

Breast Pump Supplies A4281-A4286 are covered at 100% without cost-sharing.

Please contact BCBSTX UT SELECT customer service at (866) 882-2034 for assistance finding DME providers that can supply hospital grade breast pumps, or for any questions related to this UT SELECT Medical benefit.

Additional Parenting Resources Available

Blue Cross Blue Shield also has two helpful apps for parents available at no charge through iTunes®.

Duty Calls App Icon. Image for June 2013 Newsletter

Duty Calls – Provides soon-to-be dads with information about weekly developments for baby and mother during pregnancy.

 
Tot Tracker App Icon. Image for June 2013 Newsletter

Tot Tracker– Helps parents stay on top of their child’s milestones, upcoming vaccinations and growth measurements up to age three.

 

Parents and Kids Health

To children, the world is a large place full of excitement, thrills, opportunities, and questions. As parents, we want our children to be healthy from their head to their toes. Kidshealth.org is a website for parents and kids with information on tips for staying healthy, growing up, dealing with feelings, and articles featuring interactive activities.

Employee Assistance Program

The UT Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a benefit of your University of Texas employment, which provides confidential, professional assistance to help you resolve problems that affect your personal life or job performance. It is designed to allow you to seek help when you need it, at no charge. The EAP can help with stress, depression, alcohol or drug problems, financial issues, interpersonal problems and much more. It also offers other services such as seminars, training and resource referrals.

Visit the UT System EAP main page for a directory of all institutions' EAP (http://www.livingwell.utsystem.edu/eap.htm).

 

 

 

Health & Wellness Programs available at Your Institution

Learn more about programs and services available at your institutions. Find your local Institution’s program website.

Expecting a Baby?

Enroll in Special Beginnings to help you better understand and manage your pregnancy, and receive a $50 reward card! Enroll during your first trimester: 1(800) 462-3275

24/7 Nurseline:
1-888-315-9473

Experienced registered nurses are ready to help with your health questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Download the 24/7 printable Nurseline card.

Employee Assistance Program

Confidential Personal Counseling Services offered at no charge. Find your local Institution’s EAP Office >

BlueExtras Discount Program

Get discounts on health care products and services not usually covered by your health care benefit plan. Learn about discounts.

Save $, use My Rx Choices®

You could save more than $350/year on prescription drugs you take on an ongoing basis. To start saving, visit www.medco.com.