Reproductive Health

Maternity & Pregnancy Management Care

BlueCross BlueShield

Coverage for employee/spouse/non-spouse dependents who are pregnant:

Services You May Need In-Network Provider Out-of-Network Provider
Office visits $10 Copay/ visit; deductible does not apply 20% Coinsurance
Childbirth/delivery professional services No Charge 20% Coinsurance
Childbirth/delivery facility services No Charge 20% Coinsurance

Limitations, Exceptions, & Other Important Information: In-Network copay applies to initial office visit only. Pre-authorization for facility services is required. Depending on the type of services, a copayment, coinsurance, or deductible may apply. Cost sharing does not apply for preventive services. Maternity care may include tests and services described elsewhere in the SBC (i.e. ultrasound.)

Pregnancy management coverage also includes: Non-elective and Elective Abortions. Note: Services will be paid based on place of services filed.

United Healthcare 

Coverage for employee/spouse/non-spouse dependents who are pregnant:

Choice Plus Plan 

Services You May Need In-Network Provider Out-of-Network Provider
Office visits No Charge 20% Coinsurance
Childbirth/delivery professional services No Charge 20% Coinsurance
Childbirth/delivery facility services No Charge 20% Coinsurance

Limitations, Exceptions, & Other Important Information: Cost sharing does not apply for preventive services. Depending on the type of service a copayment, coinsurance or deductible may apply. Maternity care may include tests and services described elsewhere in the SBC (i.e. ultrasound.) Inpatient Prenotification applies out-of-network if stay exceeds 48 hours (C-Section: 96 hours) or benefit reduces to 50% of allowed amount.

HSA Choice Plus Plan 

Services You May Need In-Network Provider Out-of-Network Provider
Office visits No Charge 30% Coinsurance
Childbirth/delivery professional services 10% Coinsurance 30% Coinsurance
Childbirth/delivery facility services 10% Coinsurance 30% Coinsurance

Limitations, Exceptions, & Other Important Information: Cost sharing does not apply for preventive services. Depending on the type of service a copayment, coinsurance or deductible may apply. Maternity care may include tests and services described elsewhere in the SBC (i.e. ultrasound.) Inpatient Prenotification applies out-of-network if stay exceeds 48 hours (C-Section: 96 hours) or benefit reduces to 50% of allowed amount.

Pregnancy management coverage also includes: Fetal Reduction Surgery, Voluntary Sterilization, Contraceptive Services, Health Services and associated expenses for surgical, non-surgical or drug induced pregnancy termination.

Infertility Benefits

BlueCross BlueShield

Coverage for employee/spouse:

  • Infertility services
  • Diagnosis and testing
  • Treatment of the underlying condition causing infertility 
  • Assisted reproduction (such as, but not limited to: GIFT, ZIFT, IVF, IUI, Artificial Insemination)

United Healthcare 

Coverage for employee/spouse:

  • Ovulation induction (or controlled ovarian stimulation). 
  • Insemination procedures (artificial insemination (AI) and intrauterine insemination (IUI))
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Pharmaceutical Products for the treatment of infertility that are administered on an outpatient basis in a Hospital, Alternate Facility, Physician's office, or in your home. 

To be eligible, you must meet all of the following: You are not able to become pregnant after the following periods of time of regular unprotected intercourse or therapeutic donor insemination: - One year, if you are a female under age 35.

Faculty/Staff Assistance Program 

Related to reproductive health support

The New Directions Faculty/Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) offers support to employees and members of their households on topics related to reproductive health, including infertility, pregnancy, pregnancy termination, and post-childbirth or termination support. The FSAP offers 6 free counseling sessions per issue per year.  If an employee or family member wishes to receive counseling beyond 6 sessions, the employee can be matched with a counselor on their health insurance plan to minimize the cost to the employee. New Directions also offers online information and resources, including articles and videos on reproductive health topics via the New Directions portal. Please contact New Directions at 800-624-5544 (mention Brown coverage) for more information.

Parental Leave

Please visit our Leave of Absence page for more information on the type of leaves the University offers. Questions about parental leave can be directed to [email protected].