I know that Wic covers one. Right after birth you can pick one up. I haven't found out some of the details. But I made an appointment for one. They can be very expensive. And since I'm doing this on my own, I can use any help I can. Even if it's just for a few months to save up and purchase one.
Same warning as previous poster. Call your insurance and confirm! My primary will not cover (BCBS of AZ). My secondary however (BCBS regenc of UT) covers 100% if I follow their guidelines. For example I have to go to a direct provider, so a medical equipment provider. They gave me a list of places that they work with, which was very helpful. Also, they will only pay for the base model. If you want an upgraded model you will have to pay the difference.
I know that my insurance does not. There are some companies apparently that do not have to cover it based off some work around and mine is one for sure. I called 3 times just to make sure the info I got was accurate :)
I heard about this but I'm pretty sure mines don't!!! And I got insurance through my job.
Careful, not all plans cover a breast pump. For example, I have BCBS but it is a state health plan for teachers (a PPO) and a pump is not covered. But, my secondary insurance (also BCBS through my husband) covers a pump 100% with a form that says my primary insurance denies coverage. Call up your insurance mamas! If you can save that cash, go for it!
I want a breastpump an electric one. But I'm not in usa :(
I found this out a couple months ago from my SIL, I had no idea and was sooo excited because I needed a new one. For me there was absolutely no hassle at all, I called my insurance they said I could get one off an approved website mailed to me or go to Target. I got a prescription for one from my doctor, went to Target, they looked up my insurance info at the pharmacy just like they would a medicine prescription and I walked out with mine in a couple minutes. It was great!!
WIC gives you free breast pumps
I have bcbs also how do I go about getting a free pump
It's worth it I got the medela double electric breast pump saved me $240
Yeah it just depends on your insurance. Not all are required to provide one. I have BCBS and they pay 100%. All I did was call CVS pharmacy, told them my info, and they mailed me mine (ameda electric double elite). I get to keep it for a year after the birth date.
I got mine in the mail yesterday through my insurance so totally jazzed!
your doctor can give you a prescription and then you can go to an authorized place and pick up an authorized pump ...its just like picking up medicine :)
Yes, it is true according to the new affordable care act. Your insurance company may have some stipulations on what brand they will pay for or a certain price range, etc. particularly if the baby is not born premature, so be sure to have a clear understanding of what is covered by you insurance company before you go out and buy a really expensive one and is not reimbursed. Otherwise, you should be able to get one no problem!
I got one through my insurance. It was a hassle but worth it. You should check and see what you insurance requires because would pay for one with strict stipulations.