Breast pumps are covered by your ins. company under the Affordable Care Act!

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is incredible! I’m so glad you posted this I would have never known I’m going to look into this for sure!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Now if we could get to work on universal paid mat leave.

My birth control was also free this last refill, so things are getting better on both sides of the pregnancy spectrum!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have been meaning to call my insurance to find out if I’m covered, and I just called and I am! Bonus: mine is to own 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just be careful ladies. A breast pump is covered under my insurance but ONLY a manual one. Electronic ones are only covered after dudcutable and then only 80% of it is. Since my deductable is $2000 and we’re no where near that any electric or double pumps are not covered.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@MrsRose:  No, that’s not correct.  My insurance 100% paid for a double electric breast pump. I have United Healthcare.  They have 3 different medical supply companies where you must purchase the breast pump (order over the telephone) and they all have various models you can choose from.  I picked a Lasinoh model (Medelas were not available) that retails for approximately $150.  They will not ship it until my due date — but if the baby arrives earlier, I can call them and they’ll send it earlier. My advice is to call your insurance company and inquire about this as they probably all have different stipulations.  BUT if you have United Healthcare, an electric breast pump is covered 100%!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was so excited recently after hearing that most insurance companies cover breast pumps, however, I called my insurance company on Tuesday and found out that we are grandfathered in, so they won’t cover it unless it’s a medical necessity.  In that case, I would need approvals and authorizations from Drs, etc, and only if they approve it, they will only cover a manual pump.  It’s not worth it to me to jump through all of those hoops only to be denied, plus I want an electric, so we’ll just settle and purchase one.  It’s really awesome though for everyone that is covered!  I’m jealous!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@amw511s:  OHH yay I have United!  I’ll have to call and get more info on it.  Geez to think I fell in love with them when I found out I don’t have to pay co-pays again until my 6-week post-partum visit because they cover all preg appts. fully.  NOW THIS?!  I didn’t know it was possible to like your health insurance company haha

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@AutumnMrs:  I also have United and all plans are different even under the same company so yours may not be the same. Definitely call to find out. Luckily mine was covered, under my specific plan I couldn’t order it until 30 days before my due date. Ironically my baby was born 31 days before my due date. I called the Monday after her birth and they were so helpful. I told them my baby was early and they ended up shipping mine out next day (normally it takes 2-3 weeks to get the pump) and mine arrived the following day. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@lroetheli:  Your doctor will happily write you a prescription for a breast pump if you want it.  If you’re going back to work, having a pump IS a medical necessity.  At least check with them, don’t give up so easily!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree, the free breast pump news was the best mailing I ever got!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ZoeyGirl:  I know, but I work from home and will keep the baby home with me, so honestly, I don’t even know how much I’ll need a pump.  I’m actually looking into borrowing one from a close friend who recently stopped nursing, so I may not even need to worry about it at all!

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