Does Aetna Cover Breast Pumps?
Aeroflow Breastpumps is committed to helping mothers succeed by providing the very best motherhood equipment and supplies (such as breast pumps, pumping supplies, and compression garments) through insurance. We are happy to say that we are in-network with all Aetna health insurance plans outside of WA – which means we may be able to help you obtain the best insurance-covered breast pump for you!
Aetna Breast Pump Coverage
Because of the Affordable Care Act, Aetna covers the cost of a breast pump. Breast pumps are considered a preventative benefit, so most breast pumps are covered at little to no cost (exceptions for grandfathered plans and some self-funded plans).
For more information on the breast pumps that may by provided to Aetna-specific insurance plans through Aeroflow Breastpumps, check out our breast pump comparison chart through the button below
How Do I Order a Breast Pump Using My Aetna Insurance?
To start the process, you'll need to fill out our quick and easy Qualify Through Insurance Form. Once we have verified your coverage and you've shopped our curated selection of pumps, Aetna requires a prescription (from an authorized physician, midwife, or nurse practitioner) to cover the cost of your pump. We use the doctor's information you provide upon placing an order to secure a prescription on your behalf.
And the best news is, there's no service or shipping charge for shipping your breast pump through insurance directly to your door!
Additional Insurance-Covered Benefits
Once you complete our Qualify Through Insurance Form, we will automatically check to see if your plan covers additional motherhood essentials such as new supplies for your breast pump, pregnancy & postpartum compression items, as well as lactation education!
- Aetna Compression Coverage
Aside from covering your breast pump through insurance, Aetna also provides coverage for compression garments. These are medical devices that have been designed by healthcare professionals to provide support, relief, and stabilization for increased comfort during pregnancy and to assist with postpartum healing. Most Aetna plans qualify to receive compression socks through insurance. We will automatically let you know what is covered under your policy once you fill out our Qualify Through Insurance Form.
- Breast Pump Supplies
It’s important to replace your breast pump parts as over time, residue can build up inside of them and lead to bacteria and mold potentially contaminating your breast milk. Also, as your valves, membranes, tubing or flanges wear out or become stretched or cracked, it can affect the efficiency of your breast pump’s suction. Aetna may cover an additional set of breast pump supplies (Double Pumping Kits). This benefit will vary from plan to plan, but if you get your breast pump through insurance using Aeroflow Breastpumps, we automatically check your eligibility and will email you if you’re eligible to receive this benefit free through Aetna.
- Lactation Support & Education
For some policies, Aetna covers lactation consultations and/or breastfeeding classes. These can both be incredibly beneficial whether you’re pregnant and preparing for your baby’s arrival or if you’re already breastfeeding and could use some help troubleshooting any issues you’re having. Again, the specifics of what is covered varies for Aetna patients, but once you fill out the Qualify Through Insurance Form, we will notify you via email if this benefit is available to you. We want to help you get as much breastfeeding support as possible for free through your insurance.
Because Aeroflow Breastpumps is an in-network provider, you can keep your out-of-pocket costs low. Another way to keep your costs minimal is to know your benefit structure before you use it – you can learn how your insurance policy will pay for costs by contacting your member services and inquiring about insurance coverage for services before obtaining them.
About Aetna & Aeroflow Breastpumps
Aetna was founded in 1853 in Hartford, CT, and provides innovative services and benefits to its customers! Aeroflow Breastpumps is a DME contracted with certain Aetna policies, and together, we have been providing excellent customer service and products to moms nationwide.
Each Policy is Different
Each Aetna insurance plan is different. To monitor your claims, deductible, health history, and obtain personalized health information, we recommend creating a personalized secure member account through Aetna's website.
Should I Buy a Breast Pump?
If your policy is not compliant, a breast pump can be a very costly expense. Aeroflow Breastpumps offers a wide variety of double electric breast pumps, standard electric breast pumps, manual breast pumps, and other motherhood supplies at the most competitive rates through our website. You can purchase a backup pump, tubing, or a new set of breast milk storage containers for a low price – and shipping is on us for any order of $49!
If you have any additional questions about Aetna insurance guidelines for breast pumps, please contact us at 844-867-9890. We look forward to working with you!
Information provided in blogs should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation.