Florida Maternity Insurance
Like many other types of medical insurance, maternity insurance
has been affected by the rising cost of health care services.
If a plan has not gotten rid of their maternity coverage completely,
the coverage is minimal at best. And, unfortunately, you cannot
obtain coverage if you are in the midst of a pregnancy and do
not have insurance. The best you can do is pay for your delivery
at a set rate, with not prenatal coverage.
While it may look like being pregnant in Florida is a dismal
prospect, be aware that there are many options for pregnant
women or women hoping to become pregnant. As previously suggested,
for women who are pregnant with no current coverage –
a delivery rate is available. This ranges from two to three
thousand dollars usually and is best for an uncomplicated delivery.
Most hospitals offer a set rate for maternity services.
Another option is to insure that your standard health insurance
has proper maternity coverage. Most of these private plans cover
maternity services and unforeseen emergency procedures.
If you have no current insurance, or need additional maternity
insurance there are various plans available to you. The first
is a full coverage plan. In addition to your standard plan you
can expect to pay a couple hundred dollars more each month.
It has a 12 month waiting period, but once that is over, all
of your pre-delivery and delivery costs are covered.
You can also choose indemnity coverage. In addition to your
current insurance, this plan has a shorter period of waiting
before it takes effect and is less expensive. Some of the coverage
is more limited than under a full coverage plan. For example,
prenatal services are not covered. While there are restrictions,
the waiting period is shorter and it is coverage as opposed
to no coverage at all.
If you plan on becoming pregnant take some time to review your
options when it comes to maternity insurance. It is something
many people do not think of, but something that is very valuable.