Two nursing mothers are suing Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Iowa because they claim the insurance company denied their claims for breastfeeding support from properly trained specialists.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, alleges that Wellmark worked around the policy by failing to provide a list of approved professionals in its network who are specialists in breastfeeding care. This oversight, intentional or not, forced many nursing women to pay out-of-pocket for services that should have been covered.
Federal law requires insurers to provide the coverage.
What do you think? Was your breastfeeding support properly covered?
We’ve eaten the turkey, we’ve done some shopping, and our cozy moments with our babies can now be enjoyed watching some holiday movies with our loved ones. Snuggle up on the couch with some of the favorite holiday movies from the #MomsPumpHere staff.
Family memories are the sweetest and it’s what I’m overwhelmingly thankful for. From the first moment we brought our oldest son home from the hospital to this morning at the breakfast table – I love the moments our family creates and turns into lasting treasures that we can turn back to when times get tough. Below are five great ways to create warm memories this holiday season.
We know many moms who are thankful for their family’s health – but did you know being thankful can contribute to being healthy? Here are ways living a grateful life can help you also live a healthy life.
The big day is here – the day we Americans will be choosing a new leader for the next four years. No matter which candidate wins the election, we are sure to have history made this week. We at Moms Pump Here don’t discuss political views, but today we encourage our moms to get out there and make our voices be heard. Whether we choose the first woman elected President or the first time a citizen is elected to the highest position in our nation without having served any prior public office – here are four reasons we need to vote today…
My youngest child is in preschool, yet I still receive frequent marketing mailings from formula companies. Maybe my info is still on file somewhere or they think it’s time to remind me that maybe I should have another baby (haha) – but just last month I received a boxed shipment from a well-known formula company with free samples of infant formula.