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If you are expecting a baby, there are several deadlines and requirements you must keep in mind:

Preparing for a Life-Changing Journey

Women's and Family Health Pregnancy and Parenting Support

Whether you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, MISD’s Luminare Health plan with BCBS of IL offers the right tools and resources to guide you on your journey into parenthood.

Ovia+ is an individual and family health benefit designed to guide and support you through some of life’s biggest transitions: planning and starting a family, navigating pregnancy, balancing life as a working parent and managing menopause.

Within Ovia Health’s three apps, you have access to clinically backed content, personalized health insights and unlimited support (in-app messaging, telephonic or video options) from Ovia’s team of health coaches, including registered nurses and certified nurse midwives.

Download the Ovia app that's right for you. After registering, select “I have Ovia Health as a benefit” and enter Mesquite ISD to access your premium features.

A little more about each Ovia Health app:

  • Ovia - Enter a personalized journey based on three key areas of reproductive health: trying to conceive and fertility, not trying to conceive and cycle tracking, and managing menopause.
  • Ovia Pregnancy - Watch your baby grow, track your unique health and weekly progress, and talk to a health coach for support through every pregnancy milestone.
  • Ovia Parenting - Provides support for parents and families of children ages 0-17 via child health tracking, age-specific guidance and personalized support for all paths to parenthood.

Download Ovia+ today!

Adding a Baby to your Insurance Coverage

After the baby is born, you have 31 days from the date of birth to add the baby to your insurance. A phone call, telephone message or email is NOT a form of enrollment.

To enroll, you must complete paperwork in the Benefits Office and provide the following:  

  • Verification of Birth Facts—You usually receive this from the hospital upon discharge.
  • Social Security Number—If not available at the time of enrollment, just call the Benefits Office as soon as you receive it. (Do not delay enrollment waiting on the SS#.)
Disability Insurance

If you have short term disability (STD), report a claim as soon as possible after the baby is born or after you are unable to work for any other reason. To file a claim by telephone, contact The Standard's Claim Intake Service Center at 800-352-0963. Note: the Mesquite ISD Group Policy number is 759085. Disability insurance can help supplement your income while you are off work.

Hospital Indemnity Insurance

If you carry hospital indemnity insurance, you may file a paper claim or online claim.  Information is available on staff forms page ( click on Benefits Forms & Instructions > Claim Forms & Instructions.) You will want to file your claim as soon as possible after an in-patient hospitalization or confinement (hospital stay).

Maternity/Paternity Leave

All employees need to complete a leave request on Eduphoria within five days of needing tenure and follow the Eduphoria instructions (Leave of Absence Forms).

Note: Maternity/Paternity leave is NOT a paid leave unless you have accrued days.

Additional Resources

I'm Pregnant, Now What?