Prematurity Cost Estimator for Businesses
One in nine newborns covered by commercial health insurance is born premature. Use this estimator to calculate how much premature birth is costing your business or to learn more about premature birth.
Prematurity is the leading cause of death among America's newborns. Babies who survive often have lifelong health problems, including cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, chronic lung disease, blindness, and hearing loss. As a result, employers pay billions of dollars in avoidable health care costs each year. Childbirth and newborn care are also among the most influential drivers of an employer’s health insurance costs. They represent the most expensive condition billed to commercial insurers for hospital care, accounting for 7 of the top 10 hospital procedures billed.
The Prematurity Cost Estimator allows businesses with 500+ employees to calculate the number of premature births the company is likely to cover and the estimated first year mother and baby costs that will be paid by the employer and employee. It offers strategies, tailored to your industry and company, to minimize the number of premature births and to cut costs for your business.