DROOL BABY EXPO
APRIL 7, 2016, 3PM-9PM
Everyone loves free stuff, and babies are pretty expensive, so it was thrilling for parents all over the country to hear that the Affordable Care Act would require insurers to cover your breast pump and lactation counseling. But there’s the rub: you’re still dealing with private insurers, and that inevitably means headaches.
In interviews with the Huffington Post, moms detailed their struggles to get the breast pump they were promised, including Courtney, from New Jersey, whose insurance company gave her a four-page list of companies to call – and almost none of them were able to help her. “By the time I got through 15 to 20 of them, I was desperate,” Courtney said. “The onus is really on women who have a lot to deal with when you’re pregnant and overwhelmed.”
That sounds like way too much stress to us! A key part of our mission is helping expectant parents to feel calmer and more confident about the road ahead, and we don’t like it when people cause you unnecessary stress. So when we find other companies that can smooth things out for you, we’re eager to make that connection.
That’s why we love Acelleron Medical Products: they’ll play the middleman role for you and save you all the annoyance of dealing with your insurance company. It’s a deal that works out beautifully for both you and for them: as Jeanette at Babies In Common writes, “Medical supply companies have a vested interest in helping you get the pump you want.” You get a great breast pump, they get paid by your insurance, and everyone wins.
Here’s how it works:
- Ask any customer service rep at any Magic Beans store for Acelleron’s paperwork.
- Give the paperwork to your OB-GYN, who will fill it out and send it to Acelleron.
- Acelleron will contact you and tell you what your options are for breast pumps: depending on the state you live in and your insurance provider, you’ll be offered a few options for free pumps, and a few more upgraded options that may cost you a co-pay. You can research each of the pumps you’re offered and decide which one fits your needs.
- Once you’ve decided, Acelleron will ship it to you the next day, free of charge!
It’s most likely that you’ll wind up with a breast pump from Medela, and we carry tons of their accessories, so once we know which pump you’re getting we can equip you with all of the other odds and ends you’ll need for successful breastfeeding (spare breast pump parts kits, freezer bags, extra tubing, quick-clean wipes, etc). Plus, we’ve got nursing pillows, nursing bras, nursing covers, and loads of other accessories to make feeding easier.
We’ve read loads of rave reviews of Acelleron’s services, and we even have staff members who have tried them out: sales associate Heather Hills was thrilled with her Acelleron experience. So we can confirm that it really IS that easy!
And of course, Acelleron will be at the upcoming Drool Baby Expo, alongside many dozens of other companies offering terrific services for your growing family. So if you need a breast pump (and we’re pretty sure you do), come learn about Acelleron at Drool! Because you’ve got more than enough on your plate with a baby on the way, and cutting out stress gives you more time to relax and enjoy your pregnancy.