Here’s our step-by-step guide to getting your free breast pump.
If you decide to breastfeed, a breast pump can be an invaluable tool in your journey (for one: it allows other people to feed the baby. Hello, nap.). But breast pumps can be pricey. What you may not know is that thanks to the Affordable Care Act, breast pumps are covered under most health insurance policies for free. But if you hear insurance and think red tape, you aren’t alone.
Babylist Health was created to help cut through the paperwork and make it easier for you to get your breast pump. Here’s what you need to know about getting a breast pump covered by insurance.
How to Get a Breast Pump Through Insurance (The Easy Way)
First things first, a free breast pump doesn’t mean some 20-year-old off-brand machine that won’t be useful in a month. Your benefits may well cover a brand-new version of the exact pump you were already planning to buy (including pumps from the top breast pump brands: Dr. Brown’s, Spectra, Medela, Willow, Lansinoh, and more).
When you visit Babylist Health, you’ll be prompted to input your state of residence and your insurance provider. With that information, Babylist Health will immediately provide you with a list of covered breast pump options (along with upgrade options if you want to pay extra for more premium gear).
Next, you select your preferred pump and then complete the order form. Babylist Health will verify your insurance coverage and request a breast pump prescription from your doctor. You get a brand-new breast pump delivered directly to your door, with free shipping included.
Questions About Getting a Free Breast Pump Through Insurance
What if I don’t know what kind of breast pump I want?
No problem, Babylist has a bunch of guides to help you choose (and use) the best breast pump for you:
- The Best Breast Pumps
- The Best Breast Pumps for Every Budget
- The Best Wearable Breast Pumps
- The Ultimate Guide to Pumping Breast Milk
- How to Pump at Work
Do I have to wait until my baby arrives to order my breast pump through insurance?
Nope, you can order your pump as early as six months before your due date and up to six months after baby arrives. Babylist Health will hold onto it until the date your insurance plan says you can have it (which for most plans is about 30 days prior to your due date). Once your pump ships, you should get it within 5-10 days.
Do I have to do anything after I place my breast pump order?
Probably not. While some companies require you to fill out a form and wait to be contacted about your breast pump options, Babylist Health does 100% instant online ordering. After you complete your order form, they handle the rest. Note: Babylist Health may reach out to you to get a prescription from your doctor if they can’t reach them.
Is my insurance plan covered?
Most likely. Babylist Health works with most major insurance suppliers, which means that most people can get their breast pump through them. You can check your eligibility on the Babylist Health to find the answer quickly.
Can I get a breast pump as good as I’d buy at the store?
It depends on your insurance policy. But if you qualify with Babylist Health, you’ll get a brand-new breast pump from one of the mainstream breast pump brands you already know, like Dr. Brown’s, Medela, Spectra, Willow, Lansinoh, and others. All you need to do is choose the one that’s right for you.
Order Your Breast Pump Through Insurance
Pumping can be a lifesaver for parents who want to breastfeed but need the added flexibility that bottle feeding can provide. And the easiest way to get started is by getting a pump that’s covered by your insurance. Ready to do just that? Head over to Babylist Health and answer the two-question prompt and order your insurance-covered breast pump now.