I received a call from Insulet about 10 minutes ago with some very good news-- my insurance company, Blue Cross PPO (California) has agreed to pay for 80% of my OmniPod and supplies! My “initial order,” which consists of the PDM, 5 boxes of pods, and test strips will be $396.40. Of course, this is finalized when Blue Cross sends me the bill in about 4-6 weeks; I’m hoping it won’t go up (but hoping it will go down, heh). After that, a three-month supply (40 pods) will run $221.04.
I should be getting my starter kit in about 5 business days, since they’re actually shipping it out today. Never thought I would say this, but cheers to Blue Cross!