Are you expecting and hoping to breastfeed your baby? Breast milk is the ideal food for your baby during the first year of life and that's why insurance companies are encouraging breastfeeding like never before. Many are now covering the cost of breast pumps for their customers and you could get a brand new breast pump for free! We've partnered with Edward Health Care Services to tell you how to get a free breast pump with insurance.
Get a free breast pump with insurance
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Did you know that many insurance companies will now cover a new breast pump? Many women still don't know that their insurance will pay for a brand new, name-brand pump, and they end up spending hundreds of dollars out of pocket. If you've ever had to deal with insurance companies or file a claim, you know it can be a hassle and there can be a lot of red tape to get through. Thankfully, there are services available that will help you get your free breast pump and do all of the work, including billing insurance and shipping the pump to you. Edwards Health Care Services is one of these organizations and we're thrilled to introduce you to them today.
How to get a free breast pump
Edwards Health Care Services believes that all women should have access to breastfeeding equipment. They make the process of obtaining a breast pump so simple, which is a huge blessing for expecting and new parents. All you have to do is fill out their online form and one of their Breast Pump Concierges will take care of getting a prescription from your doctor and communicating with your insurance company. Once they verify the order with you, they'll ship the breast pump for free right to your door!
You can view the full list of available breast pump options here. Not all pumps will be covered by all insurances, but your Breast Pump Concierge at Edwards Health Care Services will help you figure out which pumps are available to you. Some of the pumps have optional upgrades that may not be covered by insurance and they'll discuss those with you as well. They literally do all the work and take the guesswork out of the process of getting a free breast pump with insurance.
Edwards Health Care Services is in-network with a lot of nationwide plans, such as Aetna, United Healthcare, and Tricare. They're also in-network with many regional plans, including over 40 Medicaid programs and many Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for example. Some insurance companies will cover a breast pump anytime during pregnancy but certain plans may require you to wait until the third trimester or until the baby is born before they'll allow shipment. EHCS will completely guide you through the process though, so you'll know which pump your plan will cover a pump and when you can expect to receive it.
Intrigued? If you have any questions (even if you're not ready to place an order), you can email [email protected] for more information.