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Good News!

 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
(often referred to as Obamacare or the Health Reform Act) 
now, by law, requires private health insurance carriers to provide 
breast pumps to pregnant and nursing mothers at no cost!

Limerick will help you get a PJ's Comfort Breast Pump through your provider!

Limerick will help you with your insurance provider! Since the law is very new, many health insurance carriers are still working out the details of their breast pump coverage. Limerick Inc. is available to help you navigate the often complex health insurance process. Call us FIRST and we can help you get the Limerick PJ's Comfort breast pump and the support you need.

877- LIMERIC (877-546-3742) or


What exactly is covered?

The phrasing in the law is broad and that is why private insurance providers interpret it and its required coverage in different ways. In general, they are required to provide pregnant and nursing mothers with “breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.” The insurance providers are not permitted to charge a co-payment for any of the supplies or services they cover. They should also cover shipping for the approved supplies.


What is a DME?

DME (Durable Medical Equipment) for health insurance purposes is usually used in the context of a DME supplier or a DME manufacturer. The health insurance carrier will often negotiate a rate with a DME supplier to provide a breast pump, for instance, to their insured clients. If the Limerick PJ’s Comfort breast pump is not carried by your insurance carriers list of DMEs, you may have options. Call Limerick for assistance – we’re happy to help!

877- LIMERIC (877-546-3742) or

How do I get the breast pump that I want?

If you plan to do it on your own, the first thing you should do is contact your health insurance company to ask exactly what your specific plan will cover. But here’s where it can get complicated. Much will depend on your personal situation – such as when you gave birth, whether you are still in the hospital or at home, the baby’s health condition, your health condition, etc.—and your insurance provider. Different health insurance providers will have different requirements for payment or reimbursement—some will provide only the bare minimum equipment and support, and others provide quality equipment and robust support. You should be proactive about your personal situation and options. For instance, you may need a different type of breast pump than they generally provide, or you may need it sooner or faster than they normally send it out. You may want to buy your own breast pump and get it reimbursed. You may want to upgrade to a Limerick PJ's Comfort breast pump with the difference in cost at your own expense. Many insurers are still developing their coverage policies or finding that their existing policy needs to evolve based on their insured clients’ needs. That’s where Limerick can help. Call us to explain your needs and our experts can help obtain the information you need to get the Limerick PJ's Comfort breast pump.

877- LIMERIC (877-546-3742) or

Why can’t I buy my own breast pump and just apply for reimbursement?

It’s best to find out in advance so you don’t get stuck with an out-of-pocket expense because you didn’t follow procedure. Some insurance companies will allow this, but others will require pre-approval, or a prescription from your doctor first. They may want you to purchase a specific brand of breast pump, or you may be required to go through a DME (Durable Medical Equipment) supplier. Contact Limerick to help you understand the differences in pumps and lactation programs, and to help you navigate the health insurance process.

877- LIMERIC (877-546-3742) or

Let’s say you help me find out what kind of breast pump my insurance will provide. What if I want an upgrade or a different brand?

Certain medical circumstances may qualify you for a hospital-grade or more durable breast pump such as the Limerick PJ's Comfort breast pump. If it is a cost issue, you may be able to pay the difference out of your own pocket, or using your Flexible Spending Account. Out-of-pocket expenses are also tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Call us and we’ll guide you through the process:

877- LIMERIC (877-546-3742) or

Is Limerick Inc. a DME supplier?

Limerick Inc. is a DME manufacturer. Some health insurance providers will allow you to order directly through us, but many insurance providers are requiring covered breast pumps to come from their Durable Medical Equipment suppliers. Limerick Inc. produces PJ’s Comfort breast pump -- the PJ’s Comfort breast pump is the pump available to DME’s. The Limerick PJ’s Comfort breast pump has our patented technology which mimics a baby’s true suckling pattern. Please refer to these product pages on our website ( If your health insurer’s DME suppliers do not carry Limerick PJ’s Comfort breast pump, contact us and we’ll do our best to help you get the breast pump you desire.


Why would I need a prescription for a pump?

Your particular medical breastfeeding needs may require a stronger, more durable breast pump that will help you produce more milk. Limerick PJ’s Comfort is considered hospital-grade. Limerick PJ’s Comfort is priced for retail. The Limerick PJ’s Comfort is multi-user pump. Talk to your doctor and your health insurance provider to determine whether you need a prescription. Limerick Inc. is happy to help you in any way we can. Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

877- LIMERIC (877-546-3742) or


There are many resources you can reference to help support your claim for quality breastfeeding insurance coverage. Listed below are a few:

United States Breastfeeding Committee & National Breastfeeding Center on the Affordable Care Act provisions:

United States Breastfeeding Committee & National Breastfeeding Center Model Policy Guidelines Document:

National Breasfeeding Center’s Graded Report on Healthcare Insurers Support for Breastfeeding Moms:
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