I am 71, live in Texas (still an LA girl at heart) and have a Medicare Advantage program (PHC) an HMO. My new Endo did testing and didn't like my 8.1 A1c so suggested a pump. She gave me the Medtronic folder and said to fill out the paperwork. I'm a former programmer and tech writer so research is the name of my game. I chose the Omnipod and filled out the online request for coverage. The rep called and said that Edgemark (or park?) and Kenny was my contact. It took Kenny 2 weeks to contact me (overloaded from new pods)so I filled out Medtronic insurance request online as well. Medtronic called and said that Medicare won't cover Omnipod so I sighed and said OK, let's get this started. Then she said I had to have retests for creatine (to high as not done fasting) and assured me they could manipulate requirements so I would qualify. sounding skettchy . No sooner did I hang up when Kenny called with news that I was approved, no tests needed and my Advantage program was 'supplemental' and $100 for PDM AND $60 FOR 10 PAC!! He even sent me an email to confirm. My Omnipod rep called to see if Kenny had called me and I told her the whole ugly story. She called Medtronic and they told her that I was wearing a Medtronic pump and was not eligible for an Omnipod because it was still in warranty. Definite 'lack of truth' here. I am awaiting arrival of my pod and can't get trained for two weeks, so I will have questions, need advice, and will keep you posted on my adventures in Pumpland.