Toys & Recreation

Insurance Covered Breast Pumps make Breast Feeding Convenient

Toys & Recreation

Nowadays, working mothers have the option to provide breastmilk to their babies even while at work. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act of 2010 that required insurance companies to provide insurance covered breast pumps, mothers can now save on cost while providing adequate nourishment to their babies. Insurance companies now work with breast pump manufacturers and suppliers to provide insurance covered breast pumps to their valued clients. These pumps vary in size and design as well as the price. However, since they are now covered by insurance companies, mothers can select the brand they would prefer for their breast pumps, provided they are authorized by the insurance company.

Will Insurance Cover My Breast Pump?

This is a common question most mothers ask these days. As mandated by law, health insurance companies are required to cover the costs of breast pumps for all mothers. Not only that. Mothers will also receive support and counseling for the whole duration of breastfeeding free of charge. However, if your plan was enrolled on March 2010, it is best to check with your insurance company on whether or not your plans have coverage for breast pumps or provide you with an alternative solution.

Most  insurance  companies  today are  shaping up   their  breast  pump  coverage  policies  for  all  breast feeding  moms.  In  addition,  if  your  baby  has  a  medical  issue,  you  have  a  chance  to  get  a hospital  grade  pump  you  need; but  if  your  baby  needs  to  initiate  milk  supply you  only require  pre-authorization  and  prescription.  Additionally, the  insurance  company  also  covers  the  cost  of  the  breast  pump  either through rental  or  a new  one  for  you  to  keep.

Health consultants will provide you with options on the type of breast pump you prefer to use, either electric or manual. You will also be given instruction on how to use and care for it.  In  some  cases,  your  insurance  plan  will follow  the  doctor’s  recommendations  on  what  is  good  for  you. read more