I use the Animas Ping. My warranty doesn’t expire until October 2020. I understand that Medtronic’s welcome program allows people with warranties expiring AFTER September 2019 to switch to their 630g system for free. I think Medtronic is the axis of all evil, plus I love my Dexcom, so I want to look into Tandem. But Tandem’s transfer program doesn’t make any sense to me, and seems to be the opposite of Medtronic. Theirs says if your Animas warranty expires BEFORE September 2019 then you can pay $1000 to switch to the Tandem pump, with this offer only being valid until March 2018.
So in my case, it appears their welcome offer does not apply to me, but even IF I can continue ordering my Animas pump supplies from Medtronic next year without any issues (and I’m thinking that may be a big IF since they seem to be having a hard time servicing their already existing customers), I am very worried that my Animas Ping will malfunction and I will be left immediately without a replacement pump. For that reason I want to just switch to the Tandem pump now.
Furthermore, I don’t think Tandem is an in-network provider for my insurance company (Aetna), so does anyone know if there is a third party supplier that sells the Tandem pumps and works with Aetna? Has anyone on the Animas Ping already investigated the transfer process with Tandem?