The Affordable Care Act is revolutionizing the way new and expectant moms approach breastfeeding. Insurance companies are now required to provide you with breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment, affording you more opportunities than you have ever had before. However, each insurance plan provides different coverage options so getting your breastpump through insurance can be tricky if you try to do it on your own.
Navigating the Affordable Care Act can be intimidating especially when it comes to getting your breastpump through insurance. There are many breastpump options available to you, however since each insurance plan differs in their coverage it can be confusing verifying your benefits. A good rule of thumb is if you have a private insurance carrier or commercial insurer, you will likely be covered for a new breastpump along with breastfeeding support and counseling.
To ensure you are maximizing your benefits when getting a breastpump through insurance, look for a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider that specializes in handling the insurance paperwork and phone calls for free. Just like not all breastpumps are created equally, the same can be said for DME providers. If your insurance covers a base breastpump model, ask the DME if they offer upgrade pumps and if they accept HAS/FSA plans as well.
Getting a breastpump through insurance does not have to be difficult. Make sure you do your research on which breastpump fits your lifestyle and needs, understand your insurance and breastfeeding benefits (this can be accomplished with help from a reputable DME), and get started early! You are eligibility begins during your pregnancy and extends even after the baby is born for the duration of your breastfeeding journey.
Aeroflow Healthcare is proud to say we’ve helped thousands of new and expectant moms just like you get their breastpump through insurance. The Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape for breastfeeding moms and we are here to help you every step of the way. The process is simple: fill out the Qualify Through Insurance form online and we will contact your insurance company verifying your benefits for you. All you have to do is sit back and wait for your new breastpump to arrive in the mail. So, stop waiting and start the process of getting your breastpump through insurance today!