What the ACA does for moms

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If you haven’t notified your insurer that you’re pregnant, it’s time to give them a call. They are now required to provide you timely customer service and communicate your potential benefits in a way that’s easy to understand. There are many services you may qualify for, and the best way to find out what is available is to simply pick up the phone.

Visits and prescriptions

There was a time when you needed a primary care physician’s referral to make an appointment with an OB-GYN, but this is no longer the case. In fact, you now have more options available to you with regards to which providers you are in-network with and when you are able to see them. If you are not satisfied with your primary care provider, or simply want to shop around until you find a provider you feel comfortable with, you now have more tools than ever to do so.

Once you have seen a provider, you might not even need to pay for any of the prescriptions they recommend. In fact, your folic acid supplements and prenatal vitamins might now be completely covered by your insurer.

Your breast pump

It is likely that with the revisions put in place by the ACA, your insurance provider must now cover the cost of your breast pump. However, working with them to get your breast pump can be easier said than done. That is why we have partnered with Edgepark, a company that handles contacting both your health insurance provider and your doctor on your behalf. This usually means that your breast pump is shipped free to you with little or no out-of-pocket expense.

All you need to do is place an order through their online form, which will tell you if Edgepark is contracted with your insurance. If they are, you’ll choose one of the leading brands of breast pumps that Edgepark carries, and it will be shipped free to your door.


Many insurance companies now cover at least part of the cost of a consultation with a number of experts. Contact your insurance provider to see if they cover the cost of meeting with a nutrition consultant, a lactation consultant, or even a personal trainer.

If cutting out tobacco or alcohol was difficult for you, complimentary substance counseling services are now also available for expecting moms.


There are a number of tests that can provide valuable information for preventative medicine: a genetic screening test, an Rh incompatibility screen, a test for anemia, a screening for gestational diabetes, and even looking for possible infections that could affect your pregnancy. Insurers are now required to cover the cost of performing many of these incredibly valuable tests, so be sure to speak with your healthcare provider about what’s available to you.

Start taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act today by letting Edgepark take the hassle out of getting your top-brand breast pump through insurance.

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