As part of women’s preventive services under the ACA, new plans are required to cover breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling. This is a significant step forward in making breastfeeding more accessible and affordable for millions of Americans.

This toolkit is designed for women, advocates, community-based organizations and health care providers to provide information on the coverage of breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling in the health care law and offer tools to use women encounter problems with this coverage. We have also provided detailed instructions on how to call insurance companies and how to file an appeal if the plan denies coverage. The toolkit includes draft appeal letters tailored to commonly encountered scenarios.

If you have any questions or need further guidance, contact the National Women’s Law Center at 1-866-745-5487 or prevention@nwlc.org. We are interested in hearing from you. Please let us know if you use this toolkit to obtain coverage successfully.

Published On: May 8, 2014Associated Issues: Health BenefitsHealth CareHealth Care & Reproductive Rights