Special Enrollment – Having a Baby or Adopting a Child

Congratulations! Welcoming a new child into your home is an exciting time with many things to consider. We're glad you're thinking about your child's health insurance. Adding to your family size is a qualifying event. This means you can enroll in or change your health insurance coverage during a special enrollment period. But keep in mind you only have 60 days to enroll in health insurance after your baby is born or adopted. After that, you'll have to wait until open enrollment.

I don't have insurance. How do I enroll?

If you don't have health insurance, you're in the right place! BCBSNM has a plan to fit your family and budget. Let's get started.

I have Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) insurance. How do I add my child?

  • If you enrolled directly with us online, call 1-888-809-1135.
  • If you enrolled on the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, please visit BeWellNM.com Learn more about third-party links.
  • If you have health insurance through your employer, call your company's benefits or HR department.

What if I don't qualify for Special Enrollment?

Depending on your income, you may qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. There is no special enrollment period for those government offered coverage options — you can apply at any time.

Members of American Indian tribes can enroll any month, not just during open enrollment. You can even apply for cost assistance.

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