The MedCost SmartsStarts
Program is an outstanding prenatal education program that employers
can provide as a benefit for their employees.
The program provides expectant
mothers with maternity education from a prenatal nurse. Program
participants receive a password that gives them online access
to the educational information they are most likely to need during
each trimester of their pregnancy. Program participants may also
call a toll-free number that allows them to speak with a MedCost
prenatal nurse whenever they have a question. In addition, a
prenatal nurse may make outbound calls to check up on participants
at key times during their pregnancies. As a result of these program
features, high-risk pregnancies are usually identified early,
making a positive outcome more likely for both mom and baby.
Women are strongly encouraged
to contact SmartStarts as soon as they know they are pregnant.
A prenatal nurse will administer a brief phone assessment and
enroll those that are eligible for the program.
If your employer has purchased
the MedCost SmartStarts Program,
it will cost you (or your covered spouse) nothing to participate
in this highly beneficial maternity education program. To enroll,
just call 800-722-2157 and select option 5. We will be happy
to answer any questions you have!