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How do I register my baby for Healthy Families?

Note: Babies are automatically eligible for the Healthy Families Program unless they are enrolled in employer-sponsored insurance or no-cost Medi-Cal.

AIM will mail you a Healthy Families Handbook and an Infant Registration Form 30 days before your expected due date. The Infant Registration Form asks for the following information:

  1. First, middle, and last name of your baby
  2. Date of birth
  3. Gender (sex)
  4. Weight at birth
  5. Primary care provider (the doctor you want for the baby). Optional
  6. Dental and Vision plan selection. (The Healthy Families handbook and web site tell you which plans are available in your county.) Optional
  7. Information on whether your baby is currently enrolled in or has been enrolled in employer-sponsored insurance in the last 3 months.

Complete the Infant Registration Form and send it to Healthy Families within 30 days after your delivery. Send this information to Healthy Families at the address printed on the form. If you do not receive the Healthy Families Handbook and Infant Registration Form, call 1-800-433-2611. The Infant Registration Form is also in the AIM Handbook. After your baby is enrolled, Healthy Families will start billing you for your baby's monthly premium.

Your baby's coverage will not begin until Healthy Families receives the required information.

When does my baby's Healthy Families coverage start?

Once the Healthy Families Program receives the required information and your baby is enrolled, coverage will begin as of his or her date of birth, unless your baby is enrolled in employer-sponsored insurance or no-cost Medi-Cal. If you register the baby after the month the baby was born, you will have to pay premiums back to the month after birth to keep your baby enrolled.

What Healthy Families health plan will my baby be in?

You and your baby will be in the same health plan if available with Healthy Families, though you will be in AIM and your baby will be in Healthy Families.

Your baby will stay in the same plan you had in AIM, unless you have other children already enrolled in the Healthy Families Program. If you have other children in the Healthy Families Program, your baby will be transferred to the other children's plan on the third month after birth. Please call Healthy Families if your baby has special health care needs, and you do not want your baby transferred to another plan.

Children enrolled in the Healthy Families Program must renew their eligibility once a year to see if they still qualify. Your baby will stay enrolled in Healthy Families if at the first Annual Eligibility Review you meet AIM Program's income guidelines. To stay enrolled in Health Famlies, you must be within Healthy Families income guidelines at your baby's second Annual Eligibility Review. Healthy Families has a lower income eligibility limit than AIM.

What if I don't need Healthy Families?

If your baby will be receiving coverage through your employer or no-cost Medi-Cal, your baby will not be eligible for the Healthy Families Program. Even if you don't need the Healthy Families Program, you still must notify the AIM Program about the outcome of your pregnancy. You need to notify the AIM Program within 30 days from the end of your pregnancy. Read more here.