We understand that deciding whether or not to breast feed is a very personal choice. Here are
just a few research-based facts about the importance of breast milk that may help you to make
an informed choice:
Best for baby:
Best for you:
Good news for breastfeeding women
If you decide to breast feed your new baby, and want to buy a breast pump and supplies, you can purchase directly from the Aetna participating breast pump suppliers below.
If your plan covers in network women’s preventive services at no cost share, you can get a breast pump from the suppliers below at no out-of-pocket cost. You will not pay any co-pay, coinsurance or deductible.
Even if your plan does not cover women’s preventive services with no cost share, you can still get a breast pump from the suppliers listed below at an Aetna discounted rate.
The Women’s Preventive Health Breast Feeding Benefit includes:
Plans with the women’s preventive services benefit also cover up to six visits with a lactation consultant if you need support with breast feeding. Your in-network ob/gyn or pediatrician may offer these services through their office. You may also check our online provider directory on Aetna Navigator®. Or call the Member Services number on your Aetna ID card to find a lactation consultant in our network.
Some plans are not subject to the women’s preventive breastfeeding services requirements under the Affordable Care Act (also known as the health care reform law). This includes plans that are grandfathered or otherwise exempt. These plans may not include all of these benefits. Or there may be different member cost-sharing on certain benefits. Consult your plan documents or call member services at the number on your member ID card if you are not sure if your plan covers these benefits. The changes for women’s preventive services go into effect when applicable plans become effective or renew on or after August 1, 2012. Employers with grandfathered plans may choose not to cover some of these preventive services or to include cost share (deductible, copay or coinsurance).
|Aetna participating breast pump provider||Contact information||Electric, non-hospital grade pumps available1|
|Genadyne Biotechnologies||24-hour hotline: 1-877 311 9711
|Melodi Advanced Breast Pump
Comes with double pumping kit, power cord, carry bag with removable cooler insert, instructions and warrantee.
Medela Pump In Style Advanced
|Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump
Comes with: Purely Yours Breast Pump, Dual HygieniKit Milk Collection System with 2 sets of Custom Breast Flanges and reducing inserts, Cool'NCarry Milk Storage Tote with 3 cooling elements, one-hand manual breast pump handle assembly, microfiber tote bag with adjustable shoulder strap, AC power adapter).
|Personal Double Pump
(Item # 57038)
Comes with: Compact motor, carrying bag with a mesh pocket for transportation, a double pumping kit with 24 mm PersonalFit™ breastshields and 2 breastmilk bottles with lids.
Advanced Personal Double Pump without Battery Pack
Advanced Personal Double Pump with Battery Pack
|Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump
Comes with: Purely Yours Breast Pump, Carry All Tote, dual HygieniKit, AC power adapter, zippered black tote bag, three freezer packs and six 4-oz. collection bottles and locking caps. Operates on three power sources: AC adapter, six “AA” batteries or optional car adapter.
Hygeia (HG) Breast Pump
BPAF Double Electric Breast Pump
|Sunmed Medical Solutions||Call 24-hour hotline:
|Medela Advanced Personal Double Breast Pump
Comes with double pumping kit, original 2-Phase Expression, A.C.power cord, power accessory battery pack, convenient shoulder bag with integrated cooler bag with ice packs, breast milk containers and shields, instructions and warrantees.(#57045W)
1Manual breast pumps and breast pump supplies are also available.
Health benefits and health insurance plans are offered, underwritten and/or administered by Aetna Health Inc., Aetna Health of California Inc., Aetna Health Insurance Company of New York, Aetna Health Insurance Company and/or Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna). In Florida, by Aetna Health Inc. and/or Aetna Life Insurance Company. In Maryland, by Aetna Health Inc., 151 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06156. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products.
For general health information only. Information is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a physician or other health care professional. Health benefits and health insurance plans contain exclusions and limitations. Not all services are covered. See plan documents for a complete description of benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Providers are independent contractors and are not agents of Aetna. Provider participation may change without notice. Aetna does not provide care or guarantee access to health services. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. For more information about Aetna plans, refer to www.aetna.com