Hearing Aids Are Covered
Hearing aids and other augmentative communication devices are now eligible expenses under the Plan for covered persons age 18 and under. Upon satisfying your calendar year deductible, the Fund will pay 80% of the cost of the device, up to a lifetime maximum of $1,500 for hearing aids and $7,500 for augmentative communication devices. You are then responsible for the remainder of the cost of the item(s). This amount does not apply toward your out-of-pocket maximum.
If a covered person in need of an augmentative communication device is age 19 or over, the Fund will pay 80% of the cost of the device, after the covered person has met their calendar year deductible, and as long as the device is an eligible expense under Medicare. There is no lifetime maximum for augmentative communication devices if the covered person in need is age 19 or over.