Post # 1
So I just found out that most insurance companies will pay for your breast pump!! How exciting! i was all geared up to buy one when I went to a baby care basics class and found this great info out..so I thought id pass it along! 🙂 I have empire blue cross blue shield when I called them they directed to me a website..I put my insurance info in and now I can expect my medela pump to arrive 7-10 days!
Hope this was helpful!
Post # 2
Yes, with the affordable care act most insurances are covering breast pumps. My only advise would be to check with your insurance company to see what the timeline is for getting one (as far as how many months before or after birth), what kinds are allowable, and make sure you are getting it from an in network provider or they don’t have to cover it, which it sounds like you did OP. I was just saying for the sake of other moms 🙂 i work in customer service for health insurance and we have been getting a lot of calls for this.
Post # 3
Yes, they do! I was really upset to find out that my insurance only covers a manual pump though (worth maybe $30). It’s just good to look into that because I assumed they’d cover a standard pump. A manual pump isn’t going to do me any good on a daily basis at work. 🙁
Post # 4
I have BCBS Illinois and they covered a few different electric pumps but also gave the option to upgrade which I did. I’m due in August but was able to order my pump now.
From what I understand each company has widely varying rules on different $ allowances or pump choices, as well as their own rules about how far in advance you can order your pump, where you can get it from, and if you need a prescription from your doctor. Not all companies have the information readily or easily available so prepare to spend a little time getting the information you need.
All in all, it’s a great benefit.