Get Your Breast Pump Covered by Insurance!!

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Get Your Breast Pump Covered by Insurance!!
Fri, 08-23-2013 - 12:30pm

Whether you're going back to work or have responsibilities that mean you need to be away from your baby for a few hours, a powerful and efficient breast pump can make all the difference to help you continue breastfeeding. But double electric pumps like the popular Medela Pump in Stylecan come with a daunting price tag of around $300. 

That's one reason why a new regulation, which went into effect August, has been put in place requiring insurance companies to cover breast pump rental and lactation consultants -- without co-pays or deductibles. Translation: you can now rent a breast pump gratis! Even better -- some insurance companies may cover the cost to purchase one.

How to Get Your Breast Pump Covered by Insurance-

Awesome!  Have you called your insurance company yet to see if you have coverage?

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Avatar for Honeybee1984
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Registered: 11-02-2013
Sat, 11-02-2013 - 8:54am

I got mine covered 100% with BCBS through a durable medical equipment company!  Medela's website was super-helpful in telling me what retailers would bill my insurance.  Got the Medela double electric "insurance pump" (very similar to the PIS) at no cost to me!  It's been a godsend; I got it before DS arrived, and had to start using it immediately after getting home from the hospital!  It's made this EPing journey so much better.