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Does anyone here have blue cross blue shield, and do you know if childbirth classes are covered by them? The classes are $200 in my hospital and I am looking for something cheaper or if insurance will cover them.
It depends on your specific plan. If you have your card, call the general information number on the back (if you need it, I can go get my card and give you the number).
Classes aren't covered for my plan, but my class is only $60 so its not a big deal. I was surprised though bc after the first OB visit, they cover all visits completely (bloodwork is covered but ultrasounds I have the copay). I thought it interesting that they cover so much but not the classes lol.
thanks i'll call them.
Raffes484:I'm pretty sure they'll reimburse you up to a certain amount. For some reason I'm thinking $100, but I could be wrong.
This exactly.....at least w/ DS.?
I have BCBS of Michigan and I don't think they are covered. But at my hospital they are only $50. So I didn't even bother to check.
My receipt does say that the fee is covered by Medicaid and Priority Health after co-pay...doesn't work for me.
every Blue Cross is different. they all pay for the use of the name, so each one has different policies.
our classes are free at the hospital, but if they weren't i would have looked into using flex money.
I also have Blue Cross (of Massachusetts) and I called last week to ask about different benefits during pregnancy, I was told they reimburse up to $90 for traditional classes (prepared childbirth, etc) but that they dont pay for classes like hypnosis or water births...
There is a form you can download on their website and I was told you submit it with a class description and proof of payment.