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June 20th, 2016

What is an Upgrade Fee?

With the recent healthcare reform that has taken place over the last few years, there has been much debate on what is covered and what is considered an upgrade fee. One aspect of it that all moms are agreeing with is the legislation regarding breastfeeding mothers under the Affordable Care Act. It requires that most insurance plans cover the cost of breastfeeding support for expecting and lactating women.

However, your specific insurance plan will determine whether or not the breast pump they pay for is manual versus electric, if you can get it before or after birth, and if renting a pump, how long you are allowed to rent it before having to pay out of pocket. As opposed to renting a breast pump, most women opt to get a free personal double electric breast pump because you can don’t have to return it and can keep it.

Aeroflow Breastpumps can help you determine if your insurance plan will cover the cost of a pump and they also have a team of dedicated Breastpump Specialists to assist you in picking out the perfect one for you and your family. They carry all major breast pump brands including Medela, Spectra, Ameda, Hygeia, Lansinoh, and Nuk. Keep in mind that insurance only covers items that are considered “medically necessary” and needed for the expression of milk. This means they will not pay for the costs of bags, freezer bags, batteries, and other breastfeeding items. The good news is that Aeroflow Breastpumps offers the option of paying an upgrade fee to get those items if you want them and in most cases, you will end up needing them anyway.

So what is an upgrade fee? It is a nominal fee you pay out of pocket to Aeroflow for the breast pump accessories that insurance will not pay for.

An upgrade fee will vary depending on your specific insurance plan and your breast pump specialist will go over all of those fees with you if interested. It is basically the most economical way to get everything you need for the best price. For example, you can upgrade to the Medela Pump In Style Advanced On the Go Tote for a small fee and receive a sleek black tote bag to store your pump and other accessories, freezer bag with contoured ice pack, extra breast milk storage containers, and a battery pack so you can pump wherever, whenever. Aeroflow Breastpumps also offers other upgrade packages such as the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Metro Bag, Medela Freestyle, Spectra S1, and Hygeia Enjoye LBI.

Let Aeroflow help you join the thousands of moms who have utilized this amazing benefit. All you need to do to get started is complete the Qualify Through Insurance form. A Breastpump Specialist will verify your benefits and then contact you to go over all of your coverage information. The process is quick, easy, and free! If you need more immediate assistance, give them a call directly at (844) 867-9890. Aeroflow Breastpumps looks forward to assisting you!

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