So I was looking online to see if Humana covers the cost of a Breast pump. I came across this on babycenter. I have not called all the numbers myself. But for those of you with Humana it looks like we are covered. I plan to call Humana and check before I make these calls incase anything has changed, but they cover $200 is what this post said. I'm looking for the Medela double pump, probably freestyle... which happens to be the same pump this poster was looking for. This information is just for those of you with Humana Insurance... I'm sure it varies by company... Below is the info I found:
1.) EdgePark Medical Supply- 1-800-321-0591. This number came from their website as the direct breast pump information line. I had heard of them right here on bbc, so I tried them first. I have to say, NOT very impressed. The woman that I spoke with was rather rude, and not too helpful, and they were out of Medela brand breast pumps and did not know when they would be back in stock. She said to just call back periodically to see if they had them. Uh sorry, I do not have time for that, I have a new baby!! In their defense though, I think they have been overwhelmed by breast pump inquiries. Probably because it has been posted here an elsewhere on the internet as THE place to go:). They do have the Ameda Purely Yours and Platex Double Pump currently in stock, if that's what you are looking for.
2.) Direct Healthcare Supply- 1-888-344-3434 . It said it was Edwards Healthcare Services when I called, just FYI, so I think Humana hasn't updated the name change yet or something, but this is the correct place and phone number. The woman I spoke with was VERY friendly and knowledgable, a nice change from the previous call. BUT, they were out of Medela too. Their Medela breast pumps are currently on back order until the end of this month, March, and she was not sure which type of Medela it was that they would be receiving. She was happy to fill out an application, and would be in touch once they were back in stock. Btw, filling out app does not lock you in, if you find another one before then, just call back and cancel, no problem, easy peasy. I said I was going to try a few other places and may call back to get on the list if I wasn't successful. They did have Ameda Purely Yours and Hygia Cue? in stock. Never heard of that one, so I'm not even sure if I am spelling it correctly.
3.) Care Point Medical Supply- 877-446-4584. ***SUCCESS***
The man I spoke with was VERY nice and VERY knowledgable. He said they had Medela Personal Double Pumps, which I was so happy to hear. I am not sure if they carry other types, as I didn't inquire. They previously dropped the price down to exactly $200, so it is covered at 100% for me! Yay! He took my insurance information over the phone, checked it, and then took an electronic voice signature that I agreed to, and that was it! EASY! I should be receiving an email confirmation shortly. It will be shipped to my door and should be here in about 5 days!! Yay! I am so very excited!
Even though I was already successful, I went ahead and called the last 2, just to be more helpful and thorough:).
4.) Byram Healthcare- 877-902-9726. From their website, I obtained a direct line extension specifically for breast pumps. There was a LOOOOOONG WAIT, because all representatives were assisting other customers. Here is that number:
1-877-902-9726 ext. 33973. Be prepared to WAIT! After literally 22 minutes of waiting, I just hung up! Sorry, no more time for that! I tried just calling without the extension and just ended up being transferred to the exact same place:(. Again, if you go this route, be prepared to WAIT!!
5.) Aprea Healthcare- 512-451-5599. Again VERY friendly! I believe you may need to be local for this, they DO have Medela Freestyle, which is the only one they carry, and it can take up to 14 business days to receive. Since my policy only covers up to $200, and the Freestyle seems to be over $300 when I search it online, I would need to pay over $100 to cover the difference.
Missed out on July's siggy challenge.
I blame sleep deprivation, and laziness