Getting A Breast Pump Through United Healthcare and Acelleron

Category: Insurance
January 5, 2022

It has never been easier to get your breast pump through United Healthcare.

The Affordable Care Act

According to the Office on Women’s Health, “The Affordable Care Act (2010) requires most health insurance plans to cover the cost of a breast pump as part of the women’s preventive health services. These rules apply to most commercial and private insurance plans, except grandfathered plans. The majority of state Medicaid plans also cover a breast pump, however, because states run their own Medicaid programs within federal guidelines, different states have different rules.”

United Healthcare Breast Pump Coverage Details

Most United Healthcare plans allow you to obtain one breast pump per pregnancy at no cost to you. Additionally, United commercial plans and some of United’s Medicaid plans, such as United Community Plan of NJ, cover breast pump replacement parts such as tubing, shields, and bottles. United Community Plan of NJ also covers breastmilk storage bags through the NJ Breastfeeding Mandate. Lastly, most United commercial and Medicaid plans allow your breast pump to be shipped 30 days prior to your baby’s due date, while United Community Plan of NJ allows your breast pump to ship any time during your pregnancy due to the NJ Breastfeeding Mandate Medicaid guidelines.

Acelleron Helps You Get Your Breast Pump With United Insurance

Choosing Your Pump

With all the options out there, we know it can be overwhelming to decide what pump works best for you and your baby. That’s why we offer a FREE Pump Exploration Webinar to help make this decision easier. During this on-demand webinar, you learn about types of breast pumps, things to consider, breast pump brands, general use, and more! For a quick look at the differences between the pumps, check out our Breast Pump Comparison Grid.

It’s As Easy As 1, 2, 3…

Getting your breast pump covered by United Healthcare has never been so easy!

  1. Select your United Healthcare insurance plan and state on our form: We will verify your coverage, and if needed, obtain a prescription from your doctor.
  2. Pick your pump: Use our brand and feature filters to find the pump that will be best for you and your baby. Then, fill in the rest of the form to submit your order!
  3. Free shipping to your door: Your pump will arrive approximately 30 days prior to your due date. If you are a UHC Community Plan of NJ member, we can ship any time during your pregnancy.

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The Acelleron Difference

After you get your pump, we are still here to support you! Learn the ins and outs of your pump with a FREE Unbox Your Pump virtual consult. One of our pump experts will give you a brief overview of your pump, key features and benefits, what it comes with, how to setup and clean it, and give you some great tips & tricks!

United Healthcare expecting families can start their breastfeeding journey off on the right foot with our FREE online Breastfeeding Education Classes after you order your pump.

Plus, have access to our Knowledge Center, Baby, Breast, and Beyond blog, and become part of our online community for support, inspiration, and exclusive access to special deals and discounts.

Additional Maternity Support Products

United Healthcare also covers maternity support products such as a maternity support band and compression socks, if they are medically necessary.