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May 19th, 2016

Buying Breastfeeding Supplies with a FSA

Moms, did you ever wonder if your insurance covers more than just a doctor or hospital visit?  It does! For moms’ interested in breast pumping, this is one option to consider for getting a breast pump or accessories for breastfeeding.  This is where you Flexible Spending Account (FSA) comes into to play.  A Flexible Spending Account deducts a designated portion of your income to cover a variety of out-of-pocket health care expenses. Your FSA funds will cover expenses such as breastfeeding accessories, products, and spare parts pre-taxed! This can be a relief to all moms to use this option with their insurance policy!

There are numerous in network providers that will accept your FSA plan. You are able to use these funds to cover your expenses from medications and co-pays, to durable medical equipment. Medela made it extremely easy to see what could be covered by your FSA. They constructed a breastfeeding FSA shopping list. This compiles everything you need to breastfeed or pump that’s covered by your FSA. The list includes breast pumps, breast care, storage and feeding, cleaning, and authentic spare parts.

Reimbursement is an option as well. Some stores or companies will not accept your FSA. However, if you provide the receipt from your purchase and submit the payment to your insurance, then you could be reimbursed for the out of pocket purchase! Be sure to check with your insurance prior to purchases to ensure the purchase has a great chance of being covered.

Your Flexible Spending Account can help get you what you need for breastfeeding or pumping for your new born. If your policy doesn’t cover breast pumps, the FSA could cover cost, or help with upgrade possibilities or more accessories. We can help find out if you are covered for a breast pump and more! Through Aeroflow Breastpumps, you can apply to find out if one is covered through your insurance for little or no cost! This is all in thanks to the Affordable Care Act compliant insurance policies. Please complete the Qualify Through Insurance form to see if you’re qualified for a breast pump. Let us start working on your breast pump needs for you!

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