Most insurance policies fully cover the cost of a “Basic” double electric breastpump, which typically includes a pump motor, double pump kit, and a power cord. These basic pumps have everything you need to pump effectively, but do not include extra accessories such as breastpump bag, cooler bag, battery pack, extra bottles etc.
We are excited to offer you additional upgrade choices that build upon the “Basic” model, however, your insurance does not cover these upgrades. This additional cost, payable by you, is referred to as a “Pump Upgrade Fee.” Because your insurance is paying for the basic portion of the pump, you pay the supplementary difference to access higher end “Deluxe” retail models of breastpumps from Medela and Ameda that are pre-packaged with essential accessories such as breastpump bags, cooler bags, and extra pump parts. The “Pump Upgrade Fee” is significantly less than what you would pay to purchase the additional accessories individually at a traditional retail outlet.
Additionally, We have taken the upgrade concept one step further and created unique breastpump packages that combine your favorite Medela Pump in Style Advanced breastpump with popular Skip Hop Diaper Bags, fashionable and discreet Juno Blu or Simple Wishes breastpump bags, Medela cooler bags, and other necessary accessories to enhance your breastfeeding experience.
Finally, Pumping Essentials accepts HSA and FSA spending accounts - if they are accessible via a credit card - as payment for “Pump Upgrade Fees.” We will also provide a receipt that you can submit to your HSA for reimbursement of charges you pay out of pocket.