NYC Employees get screwed! — The Bump
March 2014 Moms

NYC Employees get screwed!

Well I just learned that my order for a breast pump was cancelled because NO NYC employees get this benefit! The city refuses to pay for it, meaning NYPD, FDNY, NYC educators are all out of luck. Unbelievable!

Re: NYC Employees get screwed!

  • What?! Do you have NYSHIP? I do through my graduate school (in the city) and I saw online that they do provide the pumps.
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  • It's because technically the city is the employer and won't pay towards it. I'm just so pissed that people who literally save lives every day should get denied ANY benefit! I mean DH is a teacher and the policy holder, I'm not saying he should be compared to police or fire, but apparently the city has lumped them all together. Ugh! It's infuriating!
  • That stinks, my insurance won't cover either- catholic hospital in IL
  • Bummer - our insurance wont cover either :( They said we're in a "grandfathered" plan
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  • kirotea said:



    That stinks, my insurance won't cover either- catholic hospital in IL

    Is the Catholic Church against breastfeeding now too? I don't see how breast pumps clash with church "values."

    Ha no clue- I find it extremely odd. They covered my breast reduction but won't cover breast bumps
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  • Check with your health department. Or any number of lactation clinics. A lot of them offer large discounts if not free pumps. I used to help moms get their hands on them as a nurse all of the time. Children's Hospitals are also a good place to look.
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  • I work for the NYC DOE, this sucks.
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    edited November 2013
    kirotea said:
    That stinks, my insurance won't cover either- catholic hospital in IL
    Is the Catholic Church against breastfeeding now too? I don't see how breast pumps clash with church "values."
    It is not. I'm sure that the reason their insurance provider is choosing to not cover breast pumps is not a religious one. 
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