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Insurance and pregnancy
Last Post 26 Feb 2016 12:50 AM by Bells. 3 Replies.
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25 Feb 2016 11:36 AM
    I apologize if this topic has been covered. I was not able to find anything addressing this.

    I will be leaving for boot camp in April and my wife is in her first trimester. We were told that the day I ship out, all of our benefits start including insurance options for my wife during her pregnancy. I understand that the Coast Guard has insurance through Tricare and that there are several different options (prime, standard and extra, etc.), but what kind of coverage can my wife expect throughout her pregnancy? How easy will it be for her to get signed up for this insurance when I ship out? Is there anything I need to make sure she knows or has before I leave and she has little contact with me? Any tips in general on choosing a plan and which might be the best for pregnancy related expenses? Personal opinions on this insurance? Any information you can give us would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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    25 Feb 2016 04:31 PM
    She will be covered but she will not have any id card prior to your departure. She would just continue with her doctor, keeping all receipts, then submitting them for reimbursement. There is no way to get her an id card prior to your graduation of boot camp. My personal opinion on the insurance when I had my child, was very good. I think it cost me all of about $25 to have my son. I had to pay for my meals while in the hospital. That was it. What the options are now, I don't know. Someone more recently enlisted or one of our recruiters will have better answers on that. But I do know that the benefits for pregnant women are still very good.

    Congratulations and Good Luck!
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    25 Feb 2016 09:31 PM
    Thank you Old Guard2!
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    26 Feb 2016 12:50 AM
    I would let your CCs know asap when you get there that you have a pregnant wife. They'll get it taken care of. They mean business, but they're also people and will take care of families
    Take what you like and leave the rest behind.
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