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Does Medicare cover hearing aids

While traditional Medicare does not cover hearing aids, you may have other options. Let us help you find out what your insurance benefits cover. 

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Insurance is complicated in the United States. That's especially true if you have a mixture of government and private-pay insurance. While traditional Medicare does not cover hearing aids, you may have other options. Let us help you find out what your insurance benefits cover. Call 888-379-7214 to get started.

 

What is Medicare?

Medicare is a federal insurance program that covers seniors, aged 65 and older. It also covers younger individuals who have certain disabilities, as well as people with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

 

What are the types of Medicare?

Medicare has the following types: 

Medicare Part A

Covers hospital stays, skilled nursing facilities, hospice and limited home healthcare

Medicare Part B

This part includes doctor's office visits, some medical supplies and certain preventative services.

Medicare Part C

Private insurance companies may offer Medicare-approved programs called Medicare Part C, or Medicare Advantage plans (MA Plans). These plans provide Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B coverage and add some additional coverage. Advantage Plans are only available to people who have Medicare Parts A and B. 

Medicare Part D

Insurance companies offer Medicare Part D plans that can be added to traditional Medicare plans for prescription drug coverage.

 

Individuals can choose from various types of Medicare Advantage Plans:

Medicare Advantage Plan coverage varies widely. Even within the same company, people may have different coverage. Sometimes this covers hearing-related visits, and some MA plans include hearing aids (or a portion of the cost of hearing aids).

Coverage varies widely, and your policy may provide partial or full coverage. As Medicare may make updates from time to time, please visit Medicare.gov for the most recent information regarding Medicare coverage and plans.

What medicare supplement plans cover hearing aids?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a straightforward answer. 
Coverage varies widely, even within the same insurance company. Therefore, when choosing plans, you may want to select one that includes hearing-related coverage. 

If you already have a plan in place, HearingLife can check with your insurance provider on your behalf to see what services are covered.

Medicaid and hearing aids

Medicaid enrollees may be pleased to know that many states cover hearing aids. In some cases, coverage depends on the overall cost, the frequency of purchase. We work with you to find out what benefits apply to your needs.

Although coverage often varies by state – and even by region – HearingLife accepts many insurance plans, including some Medicare Advantage Plans. And we work with you to find out what benefits apply to your needs. 


Many – although not all – of our offices accept Medicaid for hearing aids and hearing health-related appointments. 

Policies and plans vary, and our patient care coordinators and other associates are happy to confirm what your benefits include. 

Some of our locations accept hearing aid insurance benefits from TruHearing®. TruHearing has various models, including:

TruHearing® Choice Plan –  Some of our locations accept hearing aid insurance benefits from TruHearing Choice Plan.

 
Call our hotline to get answers now! 888-379-7214

Important note: Medicare Open Enrollment Period

As Medicare plans and enrollments change, please visit Medicare.gov for the most recent updates.

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Sources

Gretchen Jacobson, et al., "Medicare Advantage 2017 Spotlight: Enrollment Market Update." Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-2017-spotlight-enrollment-market-update/  Accessed November 21, 2018.