Free Breast Pump? Yes, Please!

How to get a free breast pump through your insurance provider

Congratulations on becoming a mommy! Whether it’s your first time or you’re an old pro, it helps to get a little extra support. We are here to share the ultimate mom tip: Breast pumps are free.

Did you know mothers are entitled to one free double electric breast pump per pregnancy. And you don’t even have to jump through hoops to get it. Today, we are talking with Ashland Women’s Health, an organization dedicated to making breastfeeding easier for mothers by helping them access their free breast pumps. Run by moms, for moms, they handle the whole process from start to finish—so that you can get back to decorating that nursery. #Pinterest, anyone?

 

 

Here’s what you need to know about your free insurance-covered breast pump:

You’re entitled to a free breast pump with your insurance. Yep. In fact, federal law mandates breast pump access as one of the 10 Essential Health Benefits, and as a result, anyone in the U.S. who has health insurance is entitled to one free or low-cost breast pump per pregnancy.

You get to choose the one that’s best for you. We hear stories all the time about insurance companies trying to designate which pump option moms get for free. In reality, you have a choice. Breast pumps are not a one-size-fits-all product. Whether you’re pumping at work, pumping full time or just using your pump on occasion, you can choose what works best for your lifestyle. Depending on your plan, you can even get hospital-grade rentals and hand pumps in addition to your double electric.

It’s easy to get. Not all insurance providers are willing to make the process of getting a free insurance-covered breast pump easy. But that’s where Ashland Women’s Health can help, serving as the “middle woman” between you and your insurance company to get you the breast pump that you deserve. Just fill out one of their forms online, and they will take care of everything from start to finish. Literally.

 

Ashland Women’s Health takes care of everything in just three steps

Step 1: Confirm coverage. First of all, Ashland Women’s Health will check with your health care provider and your insurance company to confirm your insurance coverage. Then, they will let you know which options are available with your plan. The team at Ashland Women’s Health manages all of the communication, and will even contact your doctor’s office to get a prescription for your pump.

Step 2: Find your perfect pump. No family situation is the same, which is why Ashland Women’s Health offers a variety of tools to help you determine which breast pump will be the right fit for you and your lifestyle. You can take their quiz to find the perfect pump for you and learn more about the different features to look for in a breast pump. And the best part is, they are moms too, so their staff is on call to help answer any questions you may have.

Step 3: Delivery at your door. After your coverage with your insurance provider is confirmed and you have chosen the perfect breast pump for you, your work here is done. Your selected breast pump will then arrive right at your doorstep with absolutely no cost to you. The process couldn’t be easier, and with the right breast pump, you can get a great start to giving your little one a great start with breast milk too.

 

 

The truth is, making sure your baby has access to breast milk isn’t just about your own baby’s health, it’s about the health of our entire society. Healthier babies equal a healthier nation! Being a mom is hard enough, so affording a breast pump that makes breastfeeding possible shouldn’t be.

Ready to get started on getting your own breast pump? You can fill out Ashland Women’s Health’s simple form to learn more and see if you are qualified through your insurance. The form only takes a minute to fill out, but you will need your insurance ID number handy. And don’t forget to follow their blog for tips, information, and advice on pregnancy, parenting, breastfeeding and more. We’re in this together!

Chaunie is a labor and delivery nurse turned writer and a young mom of four. She loves books, coffee, and cleaning up after her kids. Gotcha -- just making sure you’re reading this whole carefully-crafted bio. Find her at chauniebrusie.com.

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