CLEVELAND, OH, January 30, 2019 – Breastfeeding Bliss and Edwards Health Care Services announce their partnership to offer free insurance-covered breast pumps to new and expecting mothers.
Breastfeeding Bliss and Edwards Health Care Services are pleased to announce they have formed a strategic partnership whereby the Edwards Health Care Services online application for free, insurance-covered breast pumps will be made available to all Breastfeeding Bliss customers. With this partnership, Breastfeeding Bliss customers will have access to insurance-covered, high-quality, name-brand pumps from Medela, Ameda, Spectra, Hygeia, Ardo and Freemie, which are typically covered by most insurance plans. Brands typically offer one breast pump covered at 100%, and there are often upgrades available.
By partnering with the breast pump experts at Edwards Health Care Services, Breastfeeding Bliss can offer mothers outstanding customer support as they navigate the insurance process to get their free breast pump. As soon as an online application is submitted, the mother will receive a call from a breast pump expert, who will confirm the mother’s details and fill in any blanks. Then the breast pump expert will contact the mother’s insurance provider to find out which breast pumps are covered and will report back to the mother. Once the mother chooses her pump, Edwards Health Care Services will obtain the doctor’s prescription, place the order on the mother’s behalf, and have it shipped directly to her home.
According to the CDC, there are about 3.6 million births per year in the United States, and approximately 83% of those moms will try breastfeeding. However, a survey by Byram Healthcare last summer revealed that fewer than 1 in 5 expectant mothers knows all three of the main Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits designed to support breastfeeding, and 42% did not know breast pumps are covered at no cost. Many moms are overwhelmed by the thought of navigating the insurance process themselves in order to receive their free breast pump. With Breastfeeding Bliss and Edwards Health Care Services, though, all they need to provide is their personal information, insurance plan information, and doctor’s contact information, and the heavy lifting will be handled by the breast pump experts at no charge.
“This partnership is very exciting for both organizations. It brings together the expertise of the breast pump experts at Edwards Health Care Services and the many Breastfeeding Bliss mothers who are eligible for free breast pumps. We’re thrilled to be able to offer this service to mothers who are committed to providing their babies with breast milk,” says Katie Stansberry, founder of Breastfeeding Bliss.