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CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Family-building / Maternity Resource Guide

MNPS is committed to providing benefits that support your family-building journey. Most are provided at no cost to you and your eligible dependents who are enrolled in the MNPS Certificated Employee Health Plan.

Top-notch health insurance

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MNPS bundles medical, dental, vision and hearing coverage together with an affordable biweekly premium. Under the medical plan, in-network prenatal care is covered at 100% after a copay for the first visit. Delivery is covered at 90% after a $300 annual deductible.

For eligibility, see MNPSBenefits.org/eligibility

Biweekly cost: ~$115/single; ~$276/family

Eligible: See MNPSBenefits.org/eligibility

Fertility benefits

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This all-inclusive family-building benefit includes vital prenatal support and education, plus:

  • Coverage for intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF) and more

  • Access to the largest national network of premier fertility specialists 

  • Unlimited guidance and personalized support from a Patient Care Advocate throughout your fertility journey

Cost: None

Eligible: You and your covered spouse/partner*

Maternity/paternity leave

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MNPS allows eligible employees to take up to one year of maternity/paternity leave within the child’s first year of life. During your maternity/paternity leave, you may be paid through: 

  • Paid Family Leave (if you qualify)

  • Short-term disability (if enrolled and eligible for benefits), and/or

  • Accrued sick leave

Cost: None

Eligible: Varies; see SharePoint

Maternal mental health therapy

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Mamaya Health offers flexible virtual sessions that can help with:

  • “Baby blues”

  • Perinatal or postpartum depression and/or anxiety

  • Traumatic birth or postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Feelings of isolation or being overwhelmed with pregnancy or parenthood

  • Pregnancy loss, infertility or grief

Cost: None

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Tax-free childcare

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Save money by enrolling in the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account:

  • Set aside up to $5,000 pre-tax dollars from your paycheck per year.

  • When used to pay for qualified childcare expenses, the money you contribute is not subject to payroll taxes, so you pay less in taxes and take home more of your paycheck.

  • You can save up to 30%, depending on your tax bracket.

Cost: None; you save on taxes for common expenses

Eligible: See MNPSBenefits.org/fsas

Bundled maternity care

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This Vanderbilt Health program bundles all the services an expectant mother and baby need — from enrollment through 12 weeks after delivery. Services include:

  • Concierge service with a dedicated Patient Navigator 

  • Your choice of Vanderbilt Health midwives and physicians 

  • Convenient telehealth visits 

  • Free educational classes

  • On-demand room services during hospital stay

Cost: None

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Cigna Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies®

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  • Helps you and your baby stay healthy during your pregnancy and after birth

  • Gives you access to a library of maternity resources and tools to track your pregnancy week by week

  • Provides live telephonic nurse support 24/7

Enroll in your first trimester and you’ll receive $500 (or $250 in your second) when you complete the program.

Cost: None; you can earn an incentive

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Breastfeeding support

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​The Lactation Network (TLN) provides breastfeeding support for new mothers. Through TLN, you can:​

  • Receive prenatal, postpartum and return-to-work consultations

  • Address latching issues, milk supply and/or infant weight loss

  • Get an insurance-covered breast pump

  • Get a customized pumping schedule when returning to work

  • Discuss weaning when the time is right for you

  • Meet with a consultant in person or virtually

Cost: None

Eligible: You and your covered dependents*

Employee Assistance Program

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Free, confidential counseling for:

  • Family/relationship problems

  • Workplace concerns

  • Financial or legal issues

  • Stress, depression and/or anxiety

  • Grief and loss

  • And more

Cost: None

Eligible: All employees and household family members

* When covered by the MNPS Certificated Employee Health Plan

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EMPLOYEE BENEFIT SERVICES

615-259-8607

2601 Bransford Avenue

Nashville, TN 37204

benefits@mnps.org

615-214-8665 (fax)

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