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You have a baby on the way! The State of California wants to help you get good health care during your pregnancy, even if money is a little tight. Going without prenatal care can cause many problems for you and your baby. Studies show that women who do not get prenatal care often have more complicated (and expensive) births. If you don’t have insurance to cover your pregnancy and are not receiving no-cost Medi-Cal or Medicare Part A and Part B, the Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) Program may be just the helping hand you and your baby need. AIM can also help you if you have a private health insurance plan with a maternity-only deductible or copayment greater than $500. Check with your private health insurance plan to see if your deductible or copayment is for maternity-only services.

Family Photo The 30 week pregnancy limit is no longer an eligibility requirement to qualify for MCAP
(Posted on 03/02/15)

Effective March 1, 2015, the Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP) no longer has a 30 week pregnancy limit for MCAP applicants. Pregnant women can apply at any time during their pregnancy but must meet all other MCAP eligibility requirements in order to be determined eligible. If you have any questions on this program change, please call 1-800-433-2611.

Family Photo Protecting yourself and your baby from pertussis (whooping cough)
(Posted on 07/24/14)

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly contagious disease that can be spread by coughing. People with pertussis have severe coughing attacks that can last for months. Read more bullet

Family Photo What is Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)?
(Posted on 02/10/14)

Starting January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the new Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) guidelines are to be used to determine the eligibility of pregnant women for the AIM Program. Read more bullet

Family Photo Tax Season is Here! Do You Know About the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit?
(Posted on 01/22/13)

Low to moderate income families may qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)! Read more bullet

Family Photo Surrogate Mother Benefits Not Available through AIM
(Posted on 01/12/12)

Effective February 1, 2012, maternity services for a paid surrogate mother will not be covered under the AIM Program. A paid surrogate mother is a person who has made an agreement before the pregnancy to become pregnant and deliver a child for another person for monetary compensation other than medical and living expenses.

Family Photo AIM Health Net HMO isno longer available in Yolo County
(Posted on 11/02/11)

Starting November 1, 2011, new AIM members will no longer be able to select Health Net HMO in Yolo County. Anthem Blue Cross EPO will be the only plan available in Yolo County.

AIM members already enrolled in Health Net HMO (with start dates occurring in October 2011) will be transferred to Anthem Blue Cross EPO. Their transfer start date will begin on November 1, 2011. These AIM members will continue to receive care through Anthem Blue Cross EPO during their pregnancy.

AIM members already enrolled in Health Net HMO (with start dates before October 1, 2011) will continue to receive care through Health Net HMO during their pregnancy. Click here to find plans available in other counties.

Family Photo AIM Health Net HMO is no longer available to New Enrollment
(Posted on 10/07/11)

Effective October 1, 2011, Health Net HMO will no longer be available for new enrollment. Anthem Blue Cross HMO will be available in the following counties where Health Net HMO had been the only plan; Alameda, Sacramento and San Francisco. Click here to find plans available in other counties.

Members of AIM currently enrolled in the Health Net HMO will continue to receive care through Health Net HMO for their pregnancy and through the last day of the month in which the 60th day following the end of the pregnancy occurs.

Family Photo Important Information for All Expecting Parents!
(Posted on 12/15/10)

Congratulations! You have a baby on the way! Read more bullet

Family Photo Facebook and Twitter Available Now
(Posted on 7/20/10)

Facebook and Twitter pages for the Healthy Families (HFP) and Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) Programs are here! About 40% of people looking for health information online search social networking pages like Facebook and Twitter. Read more bullet

Mom and daughter American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 Economic Recovery Payments for: Social Security Administration (SSA), Veterans benefits (VA) and Railroad Retirement benefits (RRB).
(Posted on 6/24/09)

These payments must be disregarded when determining eligibility for the Healthy Families Program (HFP) or Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM). Read more bullet

Family Photo New lower cost for AIM!

There is a small cost that you will have to pay to be an AIM subscriber, but it is the only amount you will have to pay. Unlike most insurance plans, AIM does not charge co-payments or monthly deductibles. Read more bullet

Family Photo New coverage for babies, provided by the Healthy Families Program

Services are available to your baby through the Healthy Families Program. The Healthy Families Program covers all medically necessary health, dental and vision services for children and teens. Read more bullet

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