Friends, I am writing to help you discern if your insurance company is going to help you with coverage on a breast pump!
At this point in time, I have spent nearly THREE hours on the phone educating MY insurance company on this new law. I HOPE and pray you have better luck than I have had.
Either way as of August 1, 2012, through the Affordable Health care Act, breast pumps and lactation services are SUPPOSE to be covered by your insurance. While I don't intend to start a conversation on if this is good or bad for our system, I am sharing this resource of information with you as a mom. It is my hope that you are able to use this resource to your advantage.
Checkout this chart on the Health Resources and Service Administration website. It details that in addition to breast pumps and lactation services, other preventative services will now be provided.
Use this article and some others linked below to support your conversations with your insurance company. At this point in time, I am filing an appeal to my insurance company with THESE exact articles sited. HAPPY PUMPING!~
*My insurance company previously provided reimbursement for ONE MANUAL breast pump per year. They believe this is still adequate under the new law. I disagree--when I go back to work and request breaks for pumping, with a manual (non electric) pump, I have to pump each side for 30 minutes. Say I pump 4 times in a 9.5/10 hour day. That is 4 HOURS of time pumping! This is a ridiculous request that my insurance company is asking--that I ONLY use a (cheap) manual pump. I will keep you updated on the status of my appeal!