Nicole Lee was a licensed health insurance broker from 2008 to 2011, by the California Department of Insurance. After having her first child at home in 2010, Nicole’s experience in the insurance industry allowed her to secure an in-network exception for her home birth midwife Elizabeth Bachner, and she received the maximum reimbursement of over 90%.
Understanding the complexity of the billing process, Nicole often wondered about others considering the same path towards homebirth. As she began surveying other mothers, she heard the same response – nobody knew where to begin with their health insurance company. Most people felt overwhelmed, so Natural Health Advocate was formed to help mothers experience an affordable, safe, respectful and deeply fulfilling birth experience.