How to Get a Breast Pump Through Insurance

If you decide to breastfeed, a breast pump can be an invaluable tool in your journey (for one: it allows other people to feed the baby. Hello, nap.). But breast pumps can be pricey. What you may not know is that thanks to the Affordable Care Act, breast pumps are covered under most health insurance policies for free. But if you have no idea where to get started actually utilizing that benefit, you are not alone.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Edgepark to cut through the red tape and make it easy for you to get your breast pump (they’re a leader in providing direct-to-home breast pumps, so they know a thing or two). Here’s what you need to know about getting a breast pump covered by insurance.

First things first, a free breast pump doesn’t mean some 20-year-old off-brand machine that won’t be useful in a month. Your benefits may well cover a brand-new version of the exact pump you were already planning to buy (including pumps from the top brands: Spectra, Medela, Freemie, Lansinoh, Ameda, Ardo and more).

How to Get a Breast Pump Covered by Your Insurance (The Easy Way):

When you get to the Edgepark website you’ll be prompted to input your state of residence and your insurance provider. With that information, Edgepark will immediately provide you with a list of covered breast pump options. You select your preferred pump and then complete the order form.
Edgepark will verify your insurance coverage and request a breast pump prescription from your doctor.

You get a brand-new breast pump shipped directly to your door, with free shipping included.

Insurance-covered Breast Pump Q&A:

Q: What if I don’t know what kind of breast pump I want?

A: No problem, Edgepark has a handy guide for choosing the best breast pump for you (including this very useful breast pump comparison chart. It includes the pumps most likely to be covered by your insurance so you don’t accidentally fall in love with something that you’ll end up having to pay for. And you can always cross reference with our own guide for even more info.

Q: Do I have to wait until the baby arrives to order my breast pump?

A: Nope, you can order your pump anytime during your pregnancy (or up to one year after), and Edgepark will hold onto it until the date your insurance plan says you can have it. Once your pump ships, you should get it within 1-2 days.

Q: Do I have to do anything after I place my order?

A: Nothing. While some companies require you to fill out a form and wait to be contacted about your breast pump options, Edgepark does 100% instant online ordering. After you complete your order form, they handle the rest.

Q: Is my insurance plan covered?

A: Most likely. Edgepark services over a million customers each year and works with most major insurance suppliers, which means that most people can get their breast pump through them. You can check your eligibility on Edgepark’s website.

Q: Can I get something as good as you’d buy off a shelf at the store?

A: It depends on your insurance policy. But if you qualify with Edgepark, you’ll get a brand-new breast pump from one of the mainstream breast pump brands you already know, like Medela, Spectra, Freemie, Lansinoh and others. And you get to choose the one you want—there are no product restrictions or additional fees based on your insurance. If Edgepark works with your insurance provider, you can get any product they offer.

Order Your Breast Pump

Pumping can be a lifesaver for parents who want to breastfeed, but need the added flexibility that bottle feeding can provide. And the easiest way to get started is by getting a pump that’s covered by your insurance. Ready to do just that? Head to Edgepark’s website and answer the two-question prompt and order your insurance-covered breast pump now.

Note: Edgepark’s insurance verification is not a guarantee of coverage. See their website for more details. Or take advantage of their phone support and call 1-855-504-2099 Monday through Friday to get your questions answered.

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