UnitedHealthcare Baby Blocks™ Helps Expectant Moms In Rhode Island Deliver Healthy Babies

UnitedHealthcare has launched an online, interactive incentive program to help pregnant women and new mothers with prenatal and well-baby care.

UnitedHealthcare Baby Blocks ( http://www.uhcbabyblocks.com) is available now at no charge to UnitedHealthcare Medicaid beneficiaries in Rhode Island. Women who enroll in UnitedHealthcare Baby Blocks earn rewards for completing prenatal, postpartum and well-baby appointments. Once they sign up, users can access an interactive board that shows their prenatal visits and opportunities to earn rewards for following a prenatal visit schedule. UnitedHealthcare Baby Blocks enables users to track appointments and receive email appointment reminders as well as rewards for keeping the appointments. These include discount cards for clothing, teething rings and other items.

“With UnitedHealthcare Baby Blocks, we want to do everything we can to ensure babies get the best possible start in life,” said Patrice Cooper, executive director of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island. “ UnitedHealthcare Baby Blocks is a convenient, easy-to-use resource that helps pregnant women and new mothers live healthier, more comfortable lives.”

Through its Medicaid business, UnitedHealthcare offers health care coverage to more than 2 million children in 25 markets across the country. Coverage, which varies by state, typically includes doctor visits, hospital care, immunizations, routine physical exams and prescription drug coverage. Members also have access to the nation’s largest care provider network of pediatricians and children’s hospitals.

UnitedHealthcare offers health benefits, including employer-sponsored, Medicare and Medicaid health plans, to nearly 250,000 Rhode Islanders, and partners with about 2,500 physicians across the state.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

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