Eligibility

Pregnancy care provided through the Healthy Beginnings Plus Program is free for pregnant women who meet the eligibility requirements. Income and family size criteria must be met to qualify for medical assistance coverage for maternity care under the Medical Assistance Program.

 2019-2020 Healthy Beginnings Plus Income Eligibility Guidelines

Effective July 1, 2019 Gross income before taxes

Family Size

Weekly (Approximate)

Monthly (Approximate)

Annually

1

453

1,968

23,606

2

613

2,658

31,894

3

772

3,349

40,182

4

932

4,040

48,470

5

1,077

4,730

56,046

6

1,250

5,421

65,046

For each additional family member, add:1596918,288

 

If a woman is currently uninsured, Medical Assistance income guidelines are higher for pregnant women than for the general population. Many women may be eligible and not realize it. The staff at MFHS Circle of Care can help to complete the application.

Other accepted insurances include:
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan Family
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Ameri-Health Northeast
  • Medical Assistance