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Insurers’ coverage of breast pumps, lactation services varies

Amid all the talk about the reform law’s insurance implications is a little known provision that requires a new benefit for insurers to cover–breast pumps and lactation consultant visits–that went into effect Jan. 1, The New York Times reported.

Insurers have been working to comply with the regulation, which doesn’t specify whether they must cover certain breast pump brands or types but does state that they must pay for the costs of renting breastfeeding equipment after a baby’s birth.