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If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

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MRnMRSNurse
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Jessica

If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

What insurance do you have? I am J/W I have Empire Blue Cross/ Blue Shield with my job & through DH I have 1199 of Greater New York. I would love to get a free breast pump!

Posted 8/27/10 2:04 PM
 
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babybird2010
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Jeanette

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

I have Empire Blue Cross/ Blue Shield also and Im waiting to hear if it is covered as soon as I hear I will let you know Chat Icon....I would love to get a free one too!!

Posted 8/27/10 2:58 PM
 

stellabella
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Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

I have GHI through my husband who is a NYC teacher and I called Edge Park (the medical supply store that is recommended on here), who initially said that GHI covers breast pumps. They said they would contact them to verify, but when they called me back, they said GHI does not cover them Chat Icon I even doublechecked with GHI and they said it is not considered durable medical equipment.

Posted 8/27/10 6:39 PM
 

Cantwaittobeamommy
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Member since 6/07

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Me

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

I didn't even know they did this. I will definitely need to look into it. I need a new one this year

Posted 8/27/10 7:28 PM
 

browneyes
All moms are working mothers!

Member since 8/08

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Super Mom

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

I have blue cross blue sheild federal and they dont cover Anything towards a pump. :(
\urs could be differnt though its a another branch so maybe.

Posted 8/27/10 8:01 PM
 

TnJ2007
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Tricia

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

i have blue cross blue shield of Minnesota and mine was covered for 90% of the cost. iwent through edge park and got the medela freestyle for about $30.

Posted 8/27/10 8:01 PM
 

azailia
He's TWO already!!!

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Dana

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

Posted by stellabella

I have GHI through my husband who is a NYC teacher and I called Edge Park (the medical supply store that is recommended on here), who initially said that GHI covers breast pumps. They said they would contact them to verify, but when they called me back, they said GHI does not cover them Chat Icon I even doublechecked with GHI and they said it is not considered durable medical equipment.



Oh no!!!!! Ihave ghi!!!! Will they cover a percetnage at least????Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/27/10 9:54 PM
 

JJN4
LIF Adult

Member since 5/09

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Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

I have Empire BCBS & they covered 90% of the cost. I paid like $23 for the Medela Freestyle.

Posted 8/27/10 10:09 PM
 

stellabella
LIF Adolescent

Member since 8/10

805 total posts

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Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

Posted by azailia

Posted by stellabella

I have GHI through my husband who is a NYC teacher and I called Edge Park (the medical supply store that is recommended on here), who initially said that GHI covers breast pumps. They said they would contact them to verify, but when they called me back, they said GHI does not cover them Chat Icon I even doublechecked with GHI and they said it is not considered durable medical equipment.



Oh no!!!!! Ihave ghi!!!! Will they cover a percetnage at least????Chat Icon Chat Icon




No, unfortunatelyChat Icon I was very disappointed but I am assuming it has to do with whichever specific plan you have (mine is through the NYC Dept of Ed.) It doesn't hurt to try--it was an easy call and they called me back in 2 days.

Posted 8/27/10 10:11 PM
 

azailia
He's TWO already!!!

Member since 9/09

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Dana

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

mine is through the nyc boe too... i am wondering if that is because you are not the primary person... do you think that matters???

i do have empire bsbs for hospital care... its a stretch, but maybe it would work....you should try that too...then we could also try the uft ins.. which i doubt would work...i a not giving up yet!!!!

Posted 8/27/10 11:07 PM
 

babydancer10
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Member since 5/10

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Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

I'm a NYC teacher, too. Let me know what you find out (azailia)!

Posted 8/28/10 9:15 AM
 

stellabella
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Member since 8/10

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Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

Posted by azailia

mine is through the nyc boe too... i am wondering if that is because you are not the primary person... do you think that matters???

i do have empire bsbs for hospital care... its a stretch, but maybe it would work....you should try that too...then we could also try the uft ins.. which i doubt would work...i a not giving up yet!!!!



It's worth a try! I don't think it matters that I'm not the primary--they told me it was bc of the plan we have. Let me know if you find out anything, and I will keep you posted as well!

Posted 8/28/10 11:09 AM
 

TheDivineMrsM
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Mama mama mama....

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

Posted by stellabella

I have GHI through my husband who is a NYC teacher and I called Edge Park (the medical supply store that is recommended on here), who initially said that GHI covers breast pumps. They said they would contact them to verify, but when they called me back, they said GHI does not cover them Chat Icon I even doublechecked with GHI and they said it is not considered durable medical equipment.



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I have GHI through NYC also. Bummer.

Posted 8/28/10 1:38 PM
 

BlessZfam
LIF Infant

Member since 3/09

87 total posts

Name:
Nicole

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

My job uses blue cross blue shield of alabama because that's where our corporate office is located and all I had to pay was a 20$ copay through edgepark

Posted 8/28/10 9:48 PM
 

bride07
Ava Rose you are an angel!!!

Member since 3/09

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Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...



I have HighMark BCBS PPO through Pa., I am hoping they will cover it.

I'll let you know once I hear back from them. ( I called this past Wed)

Posted 8/29/10 7:15 AM
 

JandJ1224

Member since 6/06

4775 total posts

Name:
Jannette

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

Anyone have BCBS through the county and get it covered?

Posted 8/29/10 9:15 AM
 

RegalBeagle
LIF Adult

Member since 2/07

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Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

I have Cigna and they said only if it was medically necessary.

So that's a No for me..Chat Icon

Posted 8/29/10 9:39 AM
 

BigSurprise
LIF Infant

Member since 6/10

188 total posts

Name:
Mommy

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

empire i paid for half 100 bucks

Posted 8/29/10 4:31 PM
 

LuLu2260
LIF Adult

Member since 7/09

1647 total posts

Name:
Mich

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

Posted by azailia

Posted by stellabella

I have GHI through my husband who is a NYC teacher and I called Edge Park (the medical supply store that is recommended on here), who initially said that GHI covers breast pumps. They said they would contact them to verify, but when they called me back, they said GHI does not cover them Chat Icon I even doublechecked with GHI and they said it is not considered durable medical equipment.



Oh no!!!!! Ihave ghi!!!! Will they cover a percetnage at least????Chat Icon Chat Icon



Nope... they told me they only cover it or a part of it if there is a serious reason you cant nurse. The lady from GHI told me only when the baby is in the NICU will they consider it.

Posted 8/29/10 6:42 PM
 

LuLu2260
LIF Adult

Member since 7/09

1647 total posts

Name:
Mich

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

Posted by LuLu2260

Posted by azailia

Posted by stellabella

I have GHI through my husband who is a NYC teacher and I called Edge Park (the medical supply store that is recommended on here), who initially said that GHI covers breast pumps. They said they would contact them to verify, but when they called me back, they said GHI does not cover them Chat Icon I even doublechecked with GHI and they said it is not considered durable medical equipment.



Oh no!!!!! Ihave ghi!!!! Will they cover a percetnage at least????Chat Icon Chat Icon



I am a NYC teacher as well.... they told me they only cover it or a part of it if there is a serious reason you cant nurse. The lady from GHI told me only when the baby is in the NICU will they consider it. :(

Posted 8/29/10 6:44 PM
 

azailia
He's TWO already!!!

Member since 9/09

1507 total posts

Name:
Dana

Re: If your insurance paid for your breast pump...

Just got the call no GHI Chat Icon not even a percentage....

now i am going to try empire, but i have to call them on my own can't do it through edgepark...

i will keep you nyc teachers posted!!!

Posted 8/30/10 11:10 AM
 
 

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