(Closed) My Breast Pump Is Paid for By Insurance

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine covered a pump rental.  I rented from a local hospital so it was hospital grade….nice and powerful! And when you rent everything is new, just an FYI Wink

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yep, you have Obamacare to thank for that! So great for new moms!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wow, that’s awesome!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Lucky! My insurance would only pay for it if there was a medical reason baby needed to be seperated from me (i.e. if baby had to be in the NICU).

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How do you know if it’s covered?

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@pmerr:  It’s the law. Call your insurance provider :-).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

@abbyful:  Same here :/

Nice that some insurances will cover it, though!

EDIT: Apparently, if your plan renews in Jan, you should be covered. I have Aetna and when I checked last year it said it would only be available if I had to be separated from my baby, but http://masonjarchampagne.blogspot.com/2013/01/aetna-breast-pump-coverage-under.html had some good info about coverage. I should be covered to get one, now, and can do paperwork now and then call when I’m in labor or right after baby is born so they can ship it, since it cannot be ordered until baby is born. But some plans are considered grandfathered and don’t have that coverage, so I will have to check and see.. 

http://www.aetna.com/individuals-families-health-insurance/healthier-living/womens-health/breastfeeding.html  and here’s the aetna info page on breastfeeding

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@crayfish:  Not really, its in the law but there are loop holes. Like with @abbyful:  and my insurance, it has to be medically necessary.

@dreamocracy:  I have Aetna too, but my plan was grandfathered so loop hole!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I called mine and they said only a hand pump ๐Ÿ™ Boo.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It depends on what kind of insurance you have, some will cover some will not. I don’t know if mine has changed or not with Obamacare. I know in 2011 with my son my insurance didn’t cover it (and I work for said insurance company!)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just checked and my insurance will cover mine. Yay! Now I just have to get signed up!

Post # 15
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Wannabee

Hi all! the subject caught my interest ๐Ÿ™‚ I work for a DME company and this question is asked daily.

on august 1, 2011 the healthcare reform act expanded preventive care services. Almost all insurances will have to cover a breast pump, supplies and lactation consultation. Most insurances require baby born before dispensing and you get one breast pump per pregnancy… and it went into effect January 1, 2013.

These changes affect more than just breast pumps, its a whole slough of preventitive care (mostly for women)!!

below is a link from anthem bc.

 

http://www.anthem.com/provider/noapplication/f1/s0/t0/pw_e181244.pdf?refer=ahpprovider

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i have UHC and they cover mine 100% too! except its a hygeia. but still a good pump from what i have read ๐Ÿ™‚

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