Important Update on 9 Months & More Program

For many years, we have provided 9 Months & More as an informative and supportive prenatal and postpartum resource. Quartz is currently performing a critical review of our population health capabilities and re-evaluating the programs, tools and resources to best support our members.

We are developing a robust strategic plan that will incorporate a diverse range of population health topics, establish key performance goals, expand our analytical tools and offer improved digital capabilities to engage our members with cutting-edge technology. As we begin some program transitions that are part of this effort to enhance our overall population health capabilities, we will be closing the 9 Months & More Program to new enrollments as of January 1, 2019.

We will continue to work with your employees who have enrollment applications submitted by December 31, 2018 and partner with them within the existing program structure throughout 2019. Our program innovation work has begun and will continue well into 2019.

We look forward to sharing an updated and enhanced prenatal / postpartum program with you in the upcoming year.

9 Months & More

As we begin some program transitions that are part of this effort to enhance our overall population health capabilities, we will be closing the 9 Months & More Program to new enrollments as of January 1, 2019.

Free Breast Pump Benefits

In addition, please note that Quartz will continue to offer a free, double electric breast pump for pregnant women in 2019 with commercial coverage. Members simply need a prescription to receive this benefit.

  • If the member’s PCP is located within Dane County, the pump can be obtained from the UnityPoint at Home Retail Store located in Madison.
  • If the member’s PCP is located outside of Dane County, she is advised to contact Chartwell at (608) 831-8555 to get information on how to obtain her free pump.

For members with Quartz BadgerCare Plus coverage, providers are recommended to use the Breast Pump Order Form (F-01153)
For more information, see the ForwardHealth Online Handbook or ForwardHealth Topic #1748 Breast Pumps