Getting A Breast Pump Through UPMC and Acelleron

Category: Insurance
September 1, 2021

The easiest way to get your free breast pump through UPMC is to let Acelleron do the work for you!

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.”


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UPMC Breast Pump and Replacement Parts Coverage Details

According to the UPMC breast pump policy, “A standard electric breast pump for all members will be covered for all patients who are lactating and feeding an infant in their care. A physician’s prescription is required, and the pump must be obtained from a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider.” Good news! Acelleron is an in-network DME provider for UPMC members.

The policy goes on to say that replacement parts, such as tubing, shields, and bottles, otherwise known as accessories, “are considered medically necessary only when the purchased breast pump is eligible for reimbursement.” In other words, when your breast pump is covered, the replacement parts are too!

Lastly, UPMC covers one breast pump every three years. If there is another pregnancy within three years, and your current breast pump is broken and out of warranty, they will make an exception and cover another pump.

Acelleron Helps You Get Your Breast Pump with UPMC Health Insurance

Choosing Your Breast Pump

With all the options out there, from brands like Medela, Spectra, Cimilre, Elvie, Willow, and Lansinoh, we know it can be overwhelming to decide what pump works best for you and your baby. That’s why our Pump Exploration Webinar will help you 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 UPMC has never been so easy when you use Acelleron!

  1. Select your UPMC 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 60 days prior to your due date.

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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!

UPMC 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.


UPMC Maternity Health Coaches

As an expecting mom with UPMC health insurance, you have access to their Baby Steps program. This is UPMC’s maternity program that will connect you with a health coach to help you during and after your pregnancy.

You can talk to your health coach about your questions and concerns. In turn, they will listen to your concerns and support you by providing answers, tips, and resources, while assessing your needs and educating you on any potential risk factors you may have. Your Baby Steps health coach is an experienced nurse dedicated to providing you support throughout your pregnancy, including the postpartum (after birth) period. Click here to learn more about the UPMC Baby Steps program.