Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2012 requires health plans in the United States to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling by a trained provider during pregnancy and/or in the postpartum period.” However many insurances do not reimburse for lactation support.

 

It is always advisable to check with your particular insurance company to see what is covered, such as a home visit by a lactation consultant.

 

See MBC’s guidelines on [breast pumps] and breastfeeding support for more information on breast pumps. You can also visit healthcare.gov for information on breast pump insurance coverage.

 

To report a problem in Massachusetts with an insurer you can contact the mass.gov Division of Insurance.

 

Links to incorporate:

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/how-to-file-an-insurance-complaint

 

https://www.mass.gov/

 

https://www.healthcare.gov/coverage/breast-feeding-benefits/