Families rewarded for caring for their health

Families may receive up to $650 per child

— August is the biggest baby boom month of the year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. So, in support of that boom Community Health Plan of Washington is offering families up to $650 per child in rewards to make it easier to care for their children.

The program provides quick rewards to eligible members of the community for practicing preventative and regular health care.

CHPW’s ‘Children First’ program offers each family a $65 voucher to be use toward the purchase of a car seat after completing the necessary prenatal checkups.

The program also rewards families for keeping their children up to date on important doctor visits and immunizations.

For each well-child visit, families receive a $20 gift card. The program is run separately from the claims process, which means members receive their rewards faster, within two weeks, on average.

“Children First is one of the many innovative programs Community Health Plan of Washington offers its members to help them receive preventative care and to reward them for making healthy choices for their family,” CEO of Community Health Plan of Washington Leanne Berge said.

“We want to encourage our members to go to their provider and ask for help. Unlike insurers who may focus on reducing services, we want to encourage the right services at the right time at the right place, as well as engaging in healthy habits and actions,” she said.

Berge said the agency believe in an integrated care model, that aims to improve the health of the whole person.

“We’re proud to help our members with programs like Children First to make staying healthy easier,” Berge said.

Prenatal care and regular visits to the doctor’s office throughout childhood are important steps to establish healthy habits. The Children First program aims to support families by helping children beyond the walls of their doctor’s office.

The Children First program is available to Community Health Plan of Washington members who are either pregnant or have children under the age of 18.

For more information about Community Health Plan of Washington, or how to become a member or the Children First Program visit chpw.org.

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