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Fidelis Care

January 08, 2015 09:00 ET

Fidelis Care Reveals Most Popular Baby Names Among Its Members for 2014

Statewide Health Plan Cared for More Than 30,000 Babies Born in New York State During Past Year

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 08, 2015) - Jacob and Sophia, you're in good company! Those names top Fidelis Care's Most Popular Baby Names list for 2014. More than 30,000 newborns from across New York State became Fidelis Care members during the past year.

"As a health plan, our goal is to support prenatal and postpartum care for mothers and to help ensure that their babies have a healthy start in life," said Fidelis Care Chief Medical Officer Sanjiv Shah, MD. "We know that each baby's name was chosen specifically for him or her, and this is the same individual commitment that we want to bring to all of our members -- especially our littlest ones."

Rounding out the top Fidelis Care baby names, by gender, are:

1. Jacob1. Sophia
2. Mason2. Isabella
3. Liam3. Emma
4. Michael4. Leah
5. Noah5. Mia

Fidelis Care's youngest members were born in all 62 counties of the State.

BabyCare Program Promotes Healthy Pregnancies
One way that Fidelis Care supports expectant mothers is through the BabyCare program, which provides resources and support to promote healthy pregnancies.

When members join BabyCare, a Maternal Care Associate is assigned to help them throughout their pregnancy. The Associate has special training in prenatal care, and can assist members when they have questions or concerns. The Associate can help members find programs, services, or resources they may need. The program includes a special focus on providing one-on-one support for high-risk pregnancies.

Associates also make sure newborns are enrolled in health insurance, which will cover their checkups and immunizations as they grow. Free or low-cost coverage is available through the New York State-sponsored Child Health Plus program all year round. 

Dr. Shah recommends that any woman who plans to become pregnant this year enroll in health insurance and begin routine prenatal care as early as possible in the pregnancy.

For more information about BabyCare and resources for expectant mothers, visit or call 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547).

As the New York State Catholic Health Plan, Fidelis Care offers quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, including products available through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. With more than 1.1 million members Statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. For more information, call Fidelis Care at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit

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