New and expectant moms have a lot to consider as they prepare for the birth of their baby. Moms may be looking forward to some newborn snuggles more than breastfeeding, but now is the perfect time to prepare for your breastfeeding journey by learning how to get a breast pump through WellCare insurance. WellCare, recently purchased by Centene, is an insurance company that provides services for individuals and families through Medicaid. Learn more about how to get a WellCare breast pump with help from Pumps for Mom!
Does WellCare cover breast pumps?
Because WellCare offers such broad Medicaid insurance coverage in so many different states, there is a vast range of plan options! In some states, WellCare will fully cover the cost of an electric breast pump for every mom with a healthy pregnancy. However, in other states, a mom or baby may need to have a qualifying medical condition for an electric breast pump to be fully covered by insurance. With this widespread coverage, it can feel overwhelming to understand exactly what your insurance plan covers. Pumps for Mom is here to help! Our maternity product specialists can help new and expectant moms verify their coverage and even help with getting a prescription from their doctor if necessary!
How can I get a breast pump through WellCare?
After ensuring a breast pump is covered through your WellCare insurance plan, you can start to browse for the best breast pump for you! Pumps for Mom makes it easy for moms to qualify through their insurance and explore covered WellCare breast pumps. Our maternity product specialists work hand-in-hand with expectant moms as they qualify, order, and receive their breast pump through insurance. Every WellCare insurance plan is different, with some covering the cost of a breast pump at certain points during pregnancy, while other plans may only pay for and ship a breast pump after the baby is born. Pumps for Mom will help you understand your coverage and how you can best prepare for your breastfeeding journey.
Does WellCare cover replacement parts for breast pumps or other services?
We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again–every insurance plan is different! Some may offer services like nursing hotlines and visits with lactation consultants, while other plans have more limited benefits. If you are having issues with your breast pump, one of the most reliable ways to get it repaired is to go through your pump’s manufacturer warranty. These warranties often address any unexpected malfunctions so moms can easily get a replacement breast pump or part. Moms experiencing any specific challenges with breastfeeding or breast pumping may be able to find additional services at their local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) office.
If your insurance plan does not cover an electric breast pump, don’t give up on breastfeeding! Pumps for Mom offers a wide range of affordable manual or electric breast pumps that can be purchased out-of-pocket. Additionally, a certain number of breast pumps may be available through local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) offices for moms who qualify. Explore our available insurance breast pumps and maternity compression garments, and qualify for your WellCare breast pump today with Pumps for Mom.