A few weeks ago I saw a friend post on her facebook page how she was going to receive a free breast pump due to Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act.
And she’s not due until February!
I reached out to her to ask her how and she said to contact my insurance company.
Well my husband just got a new job and his insurance didn’t kick in until after my son’s birth. Yes, we paid for everything in cash, which required a lot of discipline and saving on our part. But now we have Blue Cross, Blue Shield.
Once we had insurance, I did a little preliminary research online and found this company called Edgepark. They sell breastpumps and work with insurance companies. They do all of the work. All you have to do is call them and give them your insurance information, tell them which pump you want, and provide the mailing address where you want your pump sent.
Here’s Edgepark’s contact information:
1-800-321-0591 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, EST)
When you call them, make sure you have the following information ready:
- Insurance Provider Name
- Insurance ID number
- Midwife or doctor name & number
- Name of Pump you want (if your provider gives you a choice)
- The mailing address where you want your pump sent
Some insurance companies require you to have a prescription from your doctor. We did not have to provide this. Although, they did reach out to my midwife to get a faxed verification that I had in fact had a baby recently.
They have a medela and an ameda breast pump. My insurance company gave me a choice. Some companies do not. It totally depends on your insurance. It’s best to research both and see which one you prefer.
I used an ameda breast pump for my daughter. And I hated pumping!! So I thought I might give the medela a try to see if it was any easiser. So far, they seem very similar. Both are high quality pumps. I think it’s just the act of pumping that I’m not crazy about.
After calling Edgepark, I received my pump in about three days!
It was fast and so easy — just three steps:
- I called them and gave them the info above
- They sent me an email confirmation that my pump had shipped and ask me to electonically sign a document and send it back to them.
- I received my breast pump in the mail!
Here’s a pic of the pump I got.
A quality breastpump is $200 and up. So this was awesome!
Give it a try. As a new mommy or daddy, I’m sure you can use that $200 for something else for your new baby.
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