If you've been following our blog you would have noticed we recently discussed Medela’s Pump In Style Advanced Tote as well as Spectra S2 PLUS. Although these breastpumps are from different manufacturers the one thing they have in common is they are both insurance breastpump upgrades. Insurance breastpumps do not always provide breastfeeding moms with the extra features they want to make their breastfeeding journey as efficient and convenient as possible.
Don’t get us wrong, insurance breastpumps are great! However, if you want a tote bag, accessory starter kit, breast milk cooler with ice pack, and other essential accessories, you will want to upgrade your insurance breastpump.
Tucked away within the Affordable Care Act is a provision that requires insurance plans to provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment to new and expectant moms. Insurance plans will cover basic breast pumps and this is a giant step forward in terms of support for breastfeeding; however, many basic insurance pumps do not come standard with the essential accessories for on-the-go moms.
How Do I Upgrade My Insurance Breastpump?
- Fill out the Qualify Through Insurance Form
- Aeroflow will contact your insurance to verify coverage and reimbursement
- Aeroflow contacts you to discuss your options
- We will let you know which breastpumps are covered by your insurance and how much your upgrade insurance breastpump will cost.
*Note: HSA and FSA accounts can be used to pay the difference in upgrade breastpumps. Be sure to disclose your HSA and FSA information.
Insurance Breastpump Upgrade Features
Each insurance breast pump upgrade will vary in their features and accessories but more than likely your upgraded breast pump will include the following:
- Carrying bag – this could be in the form of a backpack, tote, messenger bag, or carryall
- Additional power source
- Cooler bag with ice pack
- Accessory kit
Medela, Ameda and Lansinoh all offer a wide array of insurance breastpump upgrades. Visit us here and begin your research today; it is never too early to begin making breastfeeding decisions! We are excited to help but the first step begins with you; fill out the Qualify Through Insurance form today and we will verify your benefits. Before you know it we will be upgrading your insurance breastpump, getting you on track to meet your breastfeeding goals. We look forward to hearing from you!
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