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Free Healthy Beginnings program can save moms-to-be money

From: Department of Human Resources

Healthy Beginning is a free benefit for employees enrolled in one of the Virginia Tech benefits plans

Expecting mothers can receive one-on-one help from a personal nurse via telephone appointments during their pregnancy. The nurse can help in areas such as diet, prenatal tests, finding a specialist, early labor, and care after birth. Telephone appointments will be set up during the initial call.

To be eligible for the program, expectant mothers enroll within the first 16 weeks of pregnancy, actively participate, and complete a 28 week health assessment. COVA Care and COVA HealthAware members can earn a $300 copay waiver or a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) contribution.

To enroll, call 1-866-938-0349, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information visit Hokie Wellnessemail, or call 540-231-8878.

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