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I'm confused. I thought that effective January 1st all insurance companies were required to have breast pump coverage but I just called my insurance and they say that it is not covered. Is anyone else having problems with this? Did I just hear incorrect information?
I work in the insurance industry. This particular coverage has never come up for us but I don't believe that that is something mandated to be covered as of 01/01/13. I may be wrong but for now it's just preventive services such as wellness appointments, vaccinations and contraceptives. Last time I called our insurance didn't cover breast pumps either and in fact had zero maternity incentive programs. However that was prior to 01/01/13.
ETA: According to the PPACA article the PP linked breastpump coverage did go into effect as of your policy renewal renewal date after 08/01/12. However I would double check that article but the rest of the information seems accurate to me. I bought mine second hand from a friend and got a steal so won't go through the hassle of trying to reimbursed by my insurance company, but if I was buying new I would look into this for sure!
Last edited by Memi; January 10th, 2013 at 11:56 AM.
I think you can use your flexible health spending account to buy the pump and that was what they meant. The pump isn't covered by insurance, but they will allow you to use the pre-tax dollars you set aside each year for medical expenses on it.