Enrolling a newborn

Newborn enrollment

  • Newborns are enrolled when we receive a newborn claim.
  • Healthy babies will be enrolled for the term of the mother's hospital stay.
  • Unhealthy babies will be enrolled for 31 days to comply with the Newborn's and Mother's Health Protection Act of 1996 (Newborn Act).
  • Members intending to cover their child beyond the initial enrollment have 31 days from the baby's date of birth to submit a change form (157KB PDF). Otherwise, use the "Edit Employee" function to reinstate coverage.

Social Security numbers

You can enroll a newborn without a SSN, but please provide the SSN to Priority Health as soon as you have it.