Breastfeeding Insurance & Reimbursement

Get your questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and insurance-covered breastpumps answered!

What is the ACA? Does this apply to me?
Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010. There are many parts of the ACA, but one of the most valuable is that ACA requires health plans to cover breastfeeding support and supplies. Many health plans began implementing this coverage on or after August 1, 2012.

If you have a private insurance carrier or commercial insurer, this law applies to you. The breastfeeding provisions of the ACA do not apply to Medicaid or WIC. However, breastpumps are available through WIC and many state Medicaid programs. For information on how to obtain a breastpump through WIC or Medicaid, contact your state WIC agency.


Questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace?
October 1, 2013, marked the first day for open enrollment of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Questions? Here are a few helpful resources: