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

The Beginning Right® Maternity Program 

This program provides one-on-one support from trained nurses to give your baby a healthier start in life. Learn about pre-natal care, pre-term labor, newborn care and more. Get personal attention for special pregnancy-related needs, risks or conditions. To participate or learn more about the program, call toll-free 1-800-CRADLE1 (1-800-272-3531), Monday-Friday 8am-7pm ET or log in to Aetna Navigator and look under "Health Programs."

Beginning Right Maternity Program Flyer   
Programa de maternidad Beginning Right

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 physically come into the Benefits Office and bring with you 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 carry disability insurance, pick up a claim packet from the Benefits Department (also available on the MISD website under the “EMPLOYEES” tab and “Benefits Department” section in the “Insurance/Beneficiary/Name Change Forms” link). You will want to file your claim as soon as possible after the baby is born or after you are disabled for any other reason. Disability insurance can help supplement your income while you’re off work.

Maternity/Paternity Leave

If you are a para-professional or professional employee, you will need to complete a leave request on Eduphoria within five days of needing tenure and follow the Eduphoria instructions. If you are not a para-professional or professional employee, please contact your supervisor for leave requirements.
Note: Maternity/Paternity leave is NOT a paid leave unless you have accrued days.

Additional Resources

I'm Pregnant, Now What? Flyer

Starting a family? TRS ActiveCare Maternity Flyer