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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Employer About Maternity Leave


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How do I add my baby to my health care plan?
It's important to ensure that your health care plan will cover your new baby, as well as the care you'll need while pregnant.
It's important to ensure that your health care plan will cover your new baby, as well as the care you'll need while pregnant.
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This is something you'll want to try to square away before heading out for maternity leave, and definitely before the baby is born. Since health plans can vary between insurance companies and from state to state, this is an important issue that you'll want to meet with your human resources representative about. If your company doesn't have an HR department, you can contact your insurance provider directly.

Also, compare your plan with your spouse's or partner's before making any final decisions; his company might offer something better.