At Aeroflow Breastpumps we were so excited when Tricare started to provide moms with coverage for electric breast pumps as of July 1, 2015 (three years after the ACA required insurance companies to cover a breast pump). For years Tricare would only cover a breast pump if it was considered “ medically necessary,” which meant that there had to be some type of congenital feeding defect with the baby that interfered with feeding or that the baby was in the NICU.

While that was helpful in many cases, it left out a huge chunk of women who were also trying to provide their children with vitamins and nutrients that only breast milk can offer. Today, Tricare Insurance Guidelines for breast pumps have been extended to cover a breast pump and breast pump supplies at no cost to you and your family!

What we need to qualify you for a Tricare breast pump:

You don't need much because your Breastpump Specialist will take care of it for you.

  • Your prescription from your obstetric doctor for the breast pump (Keep in mind that if you do not have a prescription yet, your representative at Aeroflow Breastpumps will be happy to send a request over to your doctor)
  • A little bit of your info — head over to our Qualify Through Insurance form and get started today!  Once submitted online, we can quickly check your benefits.
  • On the Qualify form, when asked for your “Primary insurance info”, we need either the Tricare Sponsor’s social security number or the Tricare DOD Benefits Number in order to verify your Tricare plan is active and primary.

The benefits of Tricare's policy

Occasionally, you'll need new breast pump supplies. Some supplies like breast pump storage bags are one-time use. New replacement supplies can extend the life of the breast pump. Tricare will supplies for up to 36 months after the birth event including:

  • Storage bags
  • Standard power adapters
  • Tubing and tubing adaptors
  • Locking rings
  • Bottles and bottle caps
  • Breast shields/splash protectors

Tricare's policy is that you are covered for resupply with Kiinde accessories! To learn more, click here!

One of the great aspects of the Tricare insurance guidelines for breast pumps was that it was made retroactive. While the benefit became available as of July 1, 2015, if you purchased your own breast pump out of pocket any time after December 19, 2014 Tricare did reimburse you.

Tricare Covered Breast Pump

Ready to see which breast pumps Tricare will cover? Get connected with a Breastpump Specialist and find out! Our team of dedicated Breastpump Specialists is waiting by the phones ready to see if your plan covers the amazing breast pump benefits that moms everywhere are raving about. You could qualify for a Medela Pump In Style Advanced Starter or Spectra S2PLUS at no cost to you and your family.

Plus, we have several upgrade options available for a nominal cost. Are you going back to work or maybe you are a busy stay at home mom? Check out the Medela Pump In Style Advanced On the Go Tote or Backpack. This pump comes with a stylish black carrying bag, freezer bag, 4 storage containers, an icepack, and a convenient battery pack so you can pump wherever needed! We also carry all the other major breast pump brands such as Ameda, Motif, and Lansinoh. If you need immediate assistance or have additional questions about the Tricare insurance guidelines for breast pumps give us a call at 844-867-9890. Our team is waiting to assist you!

Information provided in blogs should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation.