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Insurance Coverage

Health Insurance for Hearing Aids

Insurance Coverage

Health Insurance for Hearing Aids

We know it can be difficult and confusing when researching what your insurance does and does not cover. At our practice, we are happy to help you through the process. We participate with most major insurance carriers as well as Medicaid and other insurance agencies which provide hearing aids as a part of rehabilitative programs. Call our office today to determine if your health insurance covers hearing aids.

Insurance coverage for hearing aids varies in the way it is administered. Here are some benefit types for hearing aids:

  • A health plan may pay a specified amount toward the purchase of aids. This amount may be allowed toward the entire hearing aid purchase or the amount may be allowed per ear. The benefit may renew after a given number of years, usually 3 to 5 years.
  • A health plan may give you an allowance toward hearing aids if you purchase from a contracted provider. An allowance is a specified amount that is subtracted from the total purchase price.
  • A health plan may have negotiated discounts with contracted providers. This means that you must purchase from a provider in order to get a specified discount off the retail price.

We are a participating provider in many insurance networks including: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, Cigna, and AARP. We also honor American Hearing Benefits, TruHearing, and EPIC hearing aid discount programs.

Medicare and Medicaid Coverage of Hearing Aids

Medicare and Medicaid coverage for hearing aids varies by state and eligibility is subject to change. To determine if you are qualify for Medicaid coverage for hearing aid(s) and/or cochlear implants in your state, contact us today. You can also contact your state’s Medicaid program. For telephone numbers and contact information for the Medicaid program in your state, visit www.govbenefit.gov and select “Medicare/Medicaid.” 

Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Sound Choice Hearing Clinic is a PPO Network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield.  The Blue Cross Blue Shield plan for federal employees provides better coverage of hearing aids up to a certain amount. Caterpillar and Komatsu are among the most common Blue Cross Blue Shield plans we service.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

If you are a veteran or have a service connection, check with your local VA to see whether you qualify for hearing-related services, including hearing aids.

http://www.veteranshealthlibrary.org/TestsTreatments/Treatments/142,83644_VA

Flexible Medical Spending Accounts

For those with medical flexible spending accounts, the cost of a hearing aid and batteries is considered reimbursable.

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