Services for pregnancy and its complications are covered. See "Covered Provider Types" for providers whose services are covered by the plans. Professional services covered include:
  • Prenatal and postnatal care.
  • Amniocentesis and related genetic counseling and testing during pregnancy.
  • Prenatal testing (follows state regulations in Washington Administrative Code 246-680-020).
  • Vaginal or Cesarean delivery.
  • Care of complications associated with pregnancy including pregnancies resulting from infertility treatment.
Early elective deliveries may not be covered; see "When Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestation May Not Be Covered" below.

For inpatient hospital charges related to a routine childbirth, you pay:

For non-routine hospitalization of the newborn, you will also pay a separate inpatient copay for the newborn.

Circumcision is covered as a medical benefit for males only (subject to the medical deductible and coinsurance). As this is not a preventive service, your out-of-pocket cost may include the newborn's medical deductible, coinsurance for professional provider services, and an inpatient copay for inpatient services.

A newborn dependent of a female enrollee is covered from birth to at least 21 days following birth. Even if the newborn is later enrolled in different coverage, the newborn will still be covered under the mother's UMP coverage for the first 21 days. See "Adding a New Dependent to Your Coverage" for what you need to do for continued coverage.

If your obstetric care began while covered under another health plan, and the providers are not part of the plan network, call Customer Service at 1-888-849-3681.

When Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestation May Not Be Covered

Vaginal or Cesarean deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation are covered when the services are medically necessary; examples include:

  • Due to a medical emergency affecting the mother or baby.
  • Indicated due to a medical condition of the mother or baby for which a delivery is medically necessary.
  • Labor begins spontaneously (without medical intervention) before the mother reaches 39 weeks of gestation.
Vaginal or Cesarean deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation are not covered when the services are:
  • Scheduled for convenience and not for medical necessity or medical emergency.
  • Neither the mother or baby have a medical condition for which immediate delivery is medically necessary.
  • Not due to a medical emergency affecting the mother or baby.

Talk to your doctor about whether early delivery is medically necessary. For questions about this policy, call UMP Customer Service at 1-888-849-3681.

Services Covered as Preventive

The following services are covered as preventive (not subject to the medical deductible or coinsurance when you see a preferred provider):

  • Screening for gestational diabetes during pregnancy.
  • Counseling and HIV screening.
  • Purchase of manual and electric breast pumps for pregnant and nursing women, plus supplies included with the initial purchase. Hospital-grade pumps are not covered.
  • Use of low dose aspirin (81mg/day) after 12 weeks' gestation in women at high risk of preeclampsia. You must have a prescription from your provider and purchase from a network pharmacy to get the medication at no cost; see "Products Covered Under the Preventive Care Benefit" for details.

See "Coverage of preventive care" for more prenatal, newborn, and well-baby services that are covered as preventive. See "Guidelines for Drugs Covered" for coverage of prenatal vitamins.

ALERT! Newborn hearing screenings are not subject to the medical deductible and are covered at 100% of the allowed amount.

Limitations on Ultrasounds During Pregnancy

The following limits do not apply to high-risk pregnancies. For example, a multiple pregnancy is considered high risk.

Ultrasounds during pregnancy are covered as follows:
  • One in week 13 or earlier.
  • One during weeks 16-22.