Insurance Covered Breast Pumps
How to Get Your Insurance Covered Breast Pump
If you know you want to breastfeed or are on the journey of discovery to decide if it is the right choice for you, we have very good news for you ~ under the Affordable Care Act, many women can receive a breast pump at no cost to them through their insurance plan.
Most health insurance plans are now required to provide breastfeeding counseling and breastfeeding equipment (including breast pumps) to pregant and nursing women.
However, there a lot of variables from one health insurance provider to the next, as well as between plans. Your plan may cover a manual breast pump, an electric breast pump, a hospital grade rental breast pump or even supplies. There are many choices in insurance covered breast pumps, and knowing exactly what your plan provides is the first step in your journey.
The when and how can be a another variable. Some insurance plans will require a prescription from your doctor for your breast pump, some wlll allow you to receive your breast pump at any time during your pregnancy, some will require you to be in the last 30 days of your pregnancy and others may even require you to not recieve your breast pump until after birth.
So, whether you will recieve a prescription breast pump or not, the one thing that is certain is that you will not just walk into any retail store and be able to receive your health insurance covered breast pump. Most providers will require you to receive your breast pump through an in-network provider.
Talk to Your Insurance Provider
The first step is to speak with your insurance provider and ask the right questions:
- What type of breast pump is covered with my plan?
- When can I receive my breast pump?
- Will I require a prescription?
Once you have the answers to those questions, you are ready to either speak to your Doctor, or order your insurance covered breast pump.
Prescription Breast Pumps
If your provider requires you to have a prescription to receive your insurance covered breast pump, have a conversation with your Doctor to receive your prescription, then simply visit our breast pump network provider and you can have your breast pump delivered directly to your door.