I recently spent a weekend with my friend, who is expecting a baby girl in July, plan for her baby registry. One of the baby essentials that came up for discussion was the breastpump.
Like many newly pregnant moms, she didn’t realize that under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). which was signed into law in 2010, many insurance plans are now required to provide breastfeeding support and supplies at free of charge.
This new coverage has gone into effect with many health plans on or after August 1, 2012, so if you’re a newly expecting parent and want to learn more, read on to see how this can potentially save you hundreds of dollars. This applies not just with a breastpump but also potentially lactation consultant services.
To make it easy, I’ve broken it down for you by steps, and I’ve provided helpful external references from various sites such as Medela.