Gardner Audiology audiologists are providers for Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance plans. Insurance plans often do not offer hearing aid benefits. Most insurance will cover diagnostic hearing evaluations, but nothing beyond the testing. Sometimes a hearing aid benefit is available, but this must be verified with the insurance company.
Hearing aid benefits are often provided by retirement plans, and administered through insurance companies. For instance, Federal Employee Plan (FEP), covers retired government workers through BCBS and provides a $2500 benefit toward the purchase of hearing aids every three years. Michigan Retired School Workers (59000 group) has benefits for hearing aids. These are only 2 examples of plans having hearing aid benefits. In order to ascertain if your plan has a benefit, the insurance company must be called. Gardner Audiology is happy to handle verification of your benefits and provide guidance in compliance of the insurance requirements. It is very important to follow the steps required by the insurance company. If insurance mandated requirements are not met, the claim will be denied.
Insurance can be intimidating to try to navigate. If you do not know the correct questions to ask, you may not receive accurate information. Call Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182 and let us help you determine if you have hearing aid benefits.