When first hearing the news that a breast pump may be covered by your insurance, you may wonder how it all works — will your United Healthcare actually cover a breast pump? If you are a mom with United Healthcare (UHC), you're in luck! Aeroflow Breastpumps can quickly and easily help you qualify for an insurance-covered breast pump. Read below to find out more about United Healthcare insurance coverage for a free breast pump and more.
Affordable Care Act
Per the Affordable Care Act, most insurance companies are now covering breast pumps at little to no cost to patients. Insurance companies still have different stipulations and guidelines for the pumps: some require prescriptions, prior authorization, etc. United Healthcare has specific guidelines as well, and we will go over them here.
United Healthcare Breast Pump Coverage
Most UHC benefit plans will provide a personal double-electric breast pump at no cost to breastfeeding moms. We carry top-of-the-line breast pumps from leading manufacturers, like Medela, Motif, Spectra, Elvie, Ameda and more.
There are several benefits of breastfeeding for both moms and babies. Breast pumps can be useful for increasing your milk supply, building a stash of stored breast milk, and providing colostrum and breast milk to your baby if they're in the NICU.
How early can I get my breast pump?
United Healthcare insurance guidelines for breast pumps stipulate that a patient cannot receive their pump until at least 30 days prior to their due date, and some policies will not allow pumps to be shipped until even closer to the due date. This can be frustrating to some mamas who like to get things done as soon as possible but is often a good thing — if your pump is covered under warranty for a year, you don’t want half of that time to run out with the pump sitting on the shelf prior to your delivery date.
Most United Healthcare policies do not stipulate that patients have prescriptions before shipment, with the exception of policies that follow Medicaid guidelines (Medicaid policies always require a prescription to be obtained before the pump is shipped).
Should I get a breast pump through UHC insurance or buy one?
Certain United Healthcare policies have more in-depth stipulations, and some do not cover pumps at all. If your policy does not cover pumps, Aeroflow Breastpumps is here to help by offering the best brands at the most affordable prices through our online store.
You can find more detailed information on your policy by completing our three-step Qualify Through Insurance Form. Your dedicated Specialist will contact your insurance company, verify your eligibility and network status, and be in touch with you soon.
Additional Insurance-Covered Benefits through UHC
When you fill out Aeroflow Breastpumps’ Qualify Through Insurance Form to get your breast pump through insurance - we automatically check your coverage for additional motherhood essentials, like maternity and postpartum compression items, and replacement supplies for your breast pump.
- United Healthcare (UHC) Maternity Compression Coverage
Aside from covering your breast pump through insurance, United Healthcare also provides coverage for maternity 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 UHC insurance plans qualify to receive maternity support bands (also known as belly bands) and postpartum recovery garments through insurance but are subject to deductible and coinsurance. These are medical-grade garments with lots of health benefits for postpartum moms.
- Breast Pump Supplies Coverage
UHC commercial plans cover replacement parts for your breast pump. This includes all of the parts that connect to the breast pump motor including tubing, breast shields and valves. Approximately 30 days after your due date, we will notify you via email and phone if you're eligible for additional parts so you can easily place your order.
At Aeroflow Breastpumps, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible durable medical equipment (DME) and medical supplies to new moms through insurance.
Information provided in blogs should not be used as a substitute for medical care or consultation.