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Old 05-13-2009, 06:05 PM   #31
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I am going through my insurance benefits book right now......the guy on the phone answered no a little too quickly that it makes me suspicious. I hate this insurance...they don't cover squat.
Yeah that would definately make me suspicious too If you could get a woman CSR next time, maybe explain that you REALLY need one and see what they say

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I had BCBS of California and they paid 100% for the breast pump that I purchased at the hospital.

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Old 05-13-2009, 10:22 PM   #33
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We have United Healthcare as well. I have a Pump In Style, but if I can get a good discount on another, then I would love to get another. I may call them tomorrow. Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:32 PM   #34
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Kristin, I would call back and ask to speak to a manager. I'm betting the guy just automatically answered no - since you're going to have preemies and you're going to have to pump, they should cover at least part of the cost.
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:46 PM   #35
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I have BCBS PPO of MI health insurance. And they covered the ENTIRE cost of a new Medela PISA.

My daughter's Pediatrician had to write me a "prescription" for it, saying that there was a medical need (she put "low supply," which was true) and then, the insurance rep told me to pick out whichever one I wanted and have them bill it to them.

I never received a single bill.

This was back in August 2007.

It was listed in my health benefits manual... as durable medical equipment... said it covered it. I called the insurance company to verify. I'm glad I did, because we were going to buy one out of pocket that week... saved myself some money.

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Old 05-15-2009, 08:56 AM   #36
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Re: FYI, breast pumps might be covered by insurance...

Man, I just got hopeful. I called United HealthCare and they said that my plan doesn't cover it at all. I'm really not surprised. It was worth a try.
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Man, I just got hopeful. I called United HealthCare and they said that my plan doesn't cover it at all. I'm really not surprised. It was worth a try.
We have UHC also and when I called they said the same thing even though I told them we were having twins. Didn't make a difference. Maybe I could have had my OB write me a prescription and see if that would work, but I didn't. Instead, my doula told me that Cotton Babies was having a really good deal on the Medela PIS backpacks so I bought one through them.
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