Breast pump coverage
Wherever you're at in your maternity journey, you probably have some questions. Planning to nurse your baby? Wondering if a breast pump is covered? Blue Shield of California is here to help make your pumping journey a little bit easier.
Your Blue Shield plan may cover a standard breast pump for nursing mothers at no cost. Log in to your Blue Shield member portal, select Benefits, followed by Women’s health, to find information regarding covered breast pumps. You can also learn more about this benefit by reviewing your Evidence of Coverage.
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How to request a breast pump
Blue Shield members may be eligible for select covered breast pumps. Coverage may depend on your current plan. We provide support through our website and by contacting our customer service team. You can also contact a breast pump supplier in our network who can confirm which pumps are covered.
Below is our current list of preferred breast pump providers and their contact information. Please contact the Blue Shield customer service team to verify if the list below has changed.
Are breast pump upgrade costs covered under my plan?
Suppliers may offer the option to upgrade to a non-standard breast pump, which often includes extra materials, such as bottles, tote bags, or coolers to make breastfeeding easier. Upgrades are not covered by Blue Shield and must be paid out of pocket at the time of order placement. If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you may be able to submit the upgrade cost through these programs for reimbursement.*
Can I purchase a breast pump and get reimbursed?
Members should reach out to Blue Shield of California customer services to understand their breast pump benefits and claim submission process.
Other resources to support all that is you:
Lactation support – Please see your primary care physician or OBGYN to inquire more about lactation support. If you have questions about benefits, please contact Blue Shield of California at (800) 393-6130 (TTY: 711)
*Blue Shield of California is not a tax professional and cannot provide tax advice. If you have questions, please contact your tax preparer.
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