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Getting a health plan for your child is one of the most immediate things you can do to support your child’s health and wellness. Health plans are available to get during open enrollment. Many health plans include essential health benefits. Essential health benefits are a set of health care services that must be covered by certain plans.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) Individual and Family health plans have important services for your kids like preventive care, pediatric services and vaccination coverage. These services are important for keeping your kids healthy. Regular visits to the doctor can also track your child’s growth development. A health plan for your child will even cover their seasonal flu shot and their shots for school.
Essential Health Benefits
Two areas to pay attention to when looking at a health plan are cost and doctors. You can see what plans fit your budget and your child’s needs by entering basic information on our website.
Providing information like family size, zip code and income will help find out if you qualify for a subsidy. Last year many people learned they qualified for a premium tax credit or cost sharing assistance.
Health plans come in handy in all types of situations. A nasty fall during gymnastics or an unexpected ringworm outbreak at daycare – can all be treated by visiting your health plan’s network of doctors and hospitals.
Having a health plan is a pretty big deal when it comes to raising your kids. So, unless you plan on putting your kids in a bionic bubble – having a health plan is the next best thing.
Originally published October 24, 2017; Revised 2018; 2020-2021
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