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F♥K♥R 3 kids; Missouri 679 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting Vicarious✩[10 wks]:" I'm getting ready to call my insurance company again to figure out why they won't cover the pump."


If you called early on in the year they honestly probably didn't know they covered them, this is the first year they have to cover a bare minimum manual breast pump. I was shocked mine changed to a double electric. I would definitely call again and hope they know the policy by now.

2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2677 posts
status 1st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting F ♥ K:</b>" If you called early on in the year they honestly probably didn't know they covered them, this is the ... [snip!] ... pump. I was shocked mine changed to a double electric. I would definitely call again and hope they know the policy by now."</blockquote>




I called earlier today. It was my first time calling about breast pumps.

F♥K♥R 3 kids; Missouri 679 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting loser mom:" Aww :( But at least you have a back-up! I don't know what my insurance covers. Probably NOTHING because I don't have any benefits to cover OB/Prenatal care. :evil::evil:"


Thats what I keep looking at it as, I try to be a glass half full kind of person, you never know with how much I used my last one it started to bog down and I would have loved to have a back up.l, we were just so close to weaning I didnt want to spend another few hundred.

F♥K♥R 3 kids; Missouri 679 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting Vicarious✩[10 wks]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting F ♥ K:</b>" If you called early on in the year they honestly ... [snip!] ... they know the policy by now."</blockquote> I called earlier today. It was my first time calling about breast pumps."

Well crap that sucks. I guess the only reason they have left is when your policy renewed for 2013. Most do in January but not all, they have to cover them from the first renewal date in 2013, if yours was renewed earlier than April then they are going to get in trouble because it is a part of the Affordable Health Care Act. As far as I have read if insurance companies dont comply with it they get fined, not just breast pumps but the birth control and all the other new things they changed in it. Good luck! !!

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
1st Apr '13

I have blue care network and they over a pump when medically necessary. My son was born at 37 weeks. My Ibclc said that since he was born "early term" and had high bili that a pump was considered medically necessary. I had a 50 percent copay so I paid $50 for a Madela single electric swing.

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 765 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting Vicarious✩[10 wks]:" If your breast pump was covered by your insurance, what insurance company do you have? What type of pump ... [snip!] ... if its medically necessary. The lady I spoke to said they might start covering pumps in July but they'd only be manual pumps."


I have Keystone Health Plan East - They paid a portion of my pump 6 years ago. I bought a Medela Pump & Style or something or other. Like I said, I bought it for $100 and then I sent them the receipt and the barcode, and then they sent me $50 check.

The Mommy! 19 kids; New York 349 posts
1st Apr '13

I have CDPHP and they cover any pump you want up to $500, you have to buy it first and send them receipt for reimbursement.

2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2677 posts
status 1st Apr '13

I went out and bought my Medela. I have my receipt in a safe place just in case my insurance company will reimburse me.

Two Princesses 2 kids; San Pedro, CA, United States 7197 posts
2nd Apr '13

Was actually wondering the same thing.
I have Anthem Blue Cross California.
I know Wic will also pay for one as long as you are exclusively BF, but I was wondering what my insurance would cover in that area.