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 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

If you can believe it, there was a time when you needed a primary care physician’s referral to make an appointment with an OB-GYN. Not anymore! In fact, you have lots of options available to you with regards to which providers are considered in-network 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 have the tools 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 are likely to be completely covered by your insurer.

Your breast pump

Because of the ACA, your insurance provider is likely required to cover the cost of a breast pump. However, working with them to get the breast pump you want 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. If you qualify, you’ll select a one of the leading brand pumps that Edgepark carries, and they’ll deliver it right to your door with little or no out-of-pocket expense.

It takes just a couple of minutes to complete their online form, and when you’re done you’ll be able to check a major item off your to-do list. Even if your insurance company has told you to wait, you can place your breast pump order with Edgepark right now! They’ll work with your health plan to complete your order at the right time.


Many insurance companies 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 also available for expecting moms while the ACA remains.


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 still 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.

Take advantage of the Affordable Care Act today by letting Edgepark take the hassle out of getting your breast pump through insurance!

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