Question: I am 9 weeks pregnant and recently qualified for PCIP (for people with pre existing conditions without insurance 6 months). It is ONLY maternity coverage. Coming up in February, I am eligible for my work health insurance to kick in. I am confused. Can I keep my maternity with PCIP and enroll in work (anthem blue cross for Dental, vision, and medical come February? I am concerned because before applying for PCIP, I turned to anthem and they denied me because it was a pre-existing condition. Can I have both insurances? Please help. Thank you.
Answer: You are very fortunate to be pregnant and have 2 options for coverage. Let me start by saying that you can’t have both PCIP and employer-sponsored group health insurance. You need not be concerned about selecting the employer-based coverage with Anthem Blue Cross as you cannot be declined due to preexisting conditions with group health insurance as you were when applying for individual health insurance.