Post # 1
I found out that my insurance is going to fully cover a Medela double pump. It’s brand new, and comes with a few accessories, and everything. I was abe to take the pump that I registered for off and change the accessories to match this pump. I can’t place the order until 30 days before my due date, but they registered me and all I haev to do is call back.
If you plan on breastfeeding, you should check into it. It’s a sheer blessing, because those things are high!!!! I just wanted to share.
Post # 3
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
Post # 4
Yep, you have Obamacare to thank for that! So great for new moms!
Post # 6
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
How do you know if it’s covered?
Post # 8
@pmerr: It’s the law. Call your insurance provider :-).
Post # 9
@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
@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
I called mine and they said only a hand pump 🙁 Boo.
Post # 12
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 # 13
AWWW I am sorry that all insurance companies don’t cover it. 🙁
Post # 14
I just checked and my insurance will cover mine. Yay! Now I just have to get signed up!
Post # 15
Hi all! the subject caught my interest 🙂 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.
Post # 16
i have UHC and they cover mine 100% too! except its a hygeia. but still a good pump from what i have read 🙂