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April 30, 2017
Many mamas are in disbelief when they discover how easy it is to qualify for a breast pump through insurance. “That’s all?” is a commonly asked question. In fact, Aeroflow Breastpumps makes the qualify through insurance process is so simple, it has moms wondering if it is really that easy. The answer from our Breastpump Specialists is always the same: “Yes, it is that simple!”
Yes! The Affordable Care Act requires new insurance plans to cover a breast pump (some exceptions apply to Grandfathered plans). Legislation under the recent health care reform statute requires that new and expectant mothers receive free breastfeeding support and supplies under most insurance plans. The keyword is most insurance plans — it is a big misconception that insurance has to cover a free breast pump. The truth is there are ways to get around the law, and rarely, some insurance plans do not provide coverage for a breast pump at no cost.
Our Breastpump Specialists at Aeroflow make the process of getting a breast pump covered by insurance a structured and reliable process. But if your plan does not have the breast pump benefit under their insurance, Aeroflow Breastpumps always tries to accommodate those by offering a discount off pumps available via our website. That said, the good news it that the majority of insurance plans do have some type of coverage for a breast pump written into their benefit plans.
Anthem Blue Cross has shown they care about Moms by providing payment for the costs of breastfeeding support. With studies that show breastfeeding increases the health of both Mom and baby, as well as lowers overall doctor visits, this coverage is vital. Anthem Blue Cross currently covers the purchase of one double electric breast pump in conjunction with each pregnancy as well as tubing, breast shields, valves and storage containers. Coverage does not include items such as totes, cooler bags or extra bottles.*
BCBS Florida (Florida Blue) and BCBS New Jersey (Horizon) require a prescription and prior authorization if you are from Florida, Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Too much on your mind to remember all of that? Don’t fret! The Breastpump Specialists at Aeroflow Breastpumps handle it. We send a prescription request to your doctor and take care of the Prior Authorization too! Note: It may take a few days for Anthem to review your information before granting Aeroflow Breastpumps Prior Authorization, so it is a good idea to submit your information early!
Showing their commitment to Moms, many Anthem Blue Cross plans also cover replacement parts for your pump through Aeroflow Breastpumps’ Resupply program. Approximately six weeks after your due date, a Breastpump Specialist will notify you via email and phone of your coverage. Replacement parts include all of the parts that connect to the breast pump motor including tubing, breast shields and valves.
Aeroflow Breastpumps has a team of specialists waiting to verify your benefits. The process takes only a few days to qualify and if you are expecting any day or just had your little one, don’t worry…we can definitely get on your case sooner and help you qualify faster. Check out the Qualify Through Insurance form to get started!
*This is the current coverage provided by Anthem Blue Cross. Aeroflow Breastpumps will check your insurance coverage when you submit the Qualify Through Insurance Form" and let you know if any changes in coverage have occurred.
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Information provided in blogs should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation.