This post is sponsored by Aeroflow Breastpumps.
Dealing with insurance companies are no one’s idea of fun, so when I was pregnant and heard that I could get a free breast pump using health insurance, I was a little skeptical. I was afraid it would be difficult to find out what my plan covered and a pain to get reimbursed. However, going through a company like Aeroflow Breastpumps to get your pump is actually really easy! Here’s how to get your free breast pump, without any hassle.
How to Get a Free Breast Pump through Insurance with Aeroflow Breastpumps
All you need to get started is internet access and your health insurance card.
On the Aeroflow Breastpumps website, you just fill out this form, with basic information, like your name, address, birth date, due date, and insurance information.
The only information you need about your health insurance is the name of your carrier and your identification number from your insurance card.
If you want to reach Aeroflow Breastpumps quickly or need help with finding your ID number or anything else, you can also call them instead of filling out the form.
That’s all you need to do! From there, Aeroflow Breastpumps will contact your insurance company, confirm what coverage you have, and get the required prescription from your doctor. Then, a Breastpump Specialist will get in touch with you to walk you through your options and help you pick out a pump that you qualify for.
Ability to Upgrade Your Pump
Many times, insurance companies will cover a more basic, inexpensive breast pump from a given manufacturer, but not the “premium” pump that generally has more features. When you get your breast pump through Aeroflow Breastpumps, you have the ability to upgrade to the premium pump. For example, your insurance may cover a Spectra S2, you have the option to upgrade to a Spectra S1, which has a built in battery and will allow you to pump more on the go. (A built-in battery is a game-changer when you’re exclusively pumping – being able to pump without being tied to an outlet gives you a lot more freedom.)
Also, if you decide to upgrade and you have an FSA or HSA, you can use that to pay for the upgrade, and your Breastpump Specialist will help you get the paperwork that you need to get reimbursed.
Using Your FSA to Buy a Second Breast Pump or Accessories
If you have extra money in your FSA, getting a second breast pump or accessories (like a breast pump bag, cooler, etc.) that can make your life easier is a great way to spend it. When I was exclusively pumping, I kept one pump at work and left the other at home, so I didn’t have to lug it on my commute everyday. This made my life much easier! Again, Aeroflow Breastpumps will get you the paperwork that you need to get reimbursed from your FSA.
Breast Pump Part Resupply
It’s common for pump parts to start losing suction after a few months, and if you don’t notice this happening (it can be gradual enough that you don’t), this can have a negative impact on your milk supply.
The good news is that some insurance plans cover replacement parts! If you get your pump through Aeroflow Breastpumps, your Breastpump Specialist will find out if you’re covered for free replacement parts, and send an email periodically over the course of your baby’s first year to remind you of your eligibility for new pump parts. (You can opt out of these emails once you stop pumping.)
And, if you don’t qualify for replacement parts free through insurance, Aeroflow Breastpumps offers special pricing on resupply kits and replacement parts.
Picking Out a Breast Pump
Choosing a breast pump can be stressful, especially if you’ve never pumped before! You have to pick something, usually sight unseen, that you might be using for an hour or two every day for a year, and it’s hard to know what to look for and what’s really important. (When I got my first pump, I had no idea what I was doing and just bought the pump my friends had.)
Being able to talk to someone, like a Breastpump Specialist at Aeroflow Breastpumps, who knows breast pumps and can talk through your options with you based on your situation (will you be going back to work? Exclusively pumping? Only pumping occasionally for date nights?) is a great advantage.
You can get started getting a breast pump or pump accessories through Aeroflow Breastpumps here!