By Chass Armstrong
As many mothers are learning, because of the Affordable Care Act, they are now able to get breast pumps through insurance at little to no cost to them. Though the extent of their coverage does vary depending on the company and the plan, the coverage of a breast pump is mandated by law.
That being said, mothers may still be asking themselves, “What does my Insurance cover?” In this blog, you have Aetna Health Insurance; we will let you know what is covered and what sort of breastfeeding support you will receive.
As a quick aside, Aetna is highly rated according to the National Breastfeeding Centre. They received an A- and were the second highest rated insurance company for breast feeding support! So if you have Aetna, you may be in luck.
Those with Aetna should expect the following benefits:
- If covered with Aetna, you are allowed a manual or standard electric pump for the duration of your breastfeeding or a new pump once every three years.
- Additionally, you are allowed to receive another set of breast pump supplies if you are pregnant before you are eligible for a new pump.
- Aside from breast pump coverage, Aetna also offers lactation consulting.
- Many Aetna plans will cover up to six visits with a lactation consultant if you need support with breastfeeding.
However, before getting your breast pump through Aetna, you will probably want to fill out our ‘qualify through insurance form’, which can be found here. It will take less than 3 minutes and it can help us determine what sort of coverage is available to you and what the best breast pump options available are.
You can also give us a call; toll free at 844-867-9890. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you get your free breast pump through insurance. Give us a call today, we look forward to hearing from you!