Health insurance benefits are renewing and lots of people are starting new health insurance plans this time of year. One of the big questions that surrounds these new plans or benefits is, “Do I have hearing aid benefits?” Several insurance companies are now including hearing aid benefits, and if you are enrolled in Florida Blue Medicare, then the answer is yes! Many of these plans offer discounted hearing aid prices, or even a funded benefit!
Most commonly, health insurance plans will contract hearing aid benefits out to a third-party company. In the case of Florida Blue Medicare, they contract their benefits out to a company called Nations Hearing. In doing so, Florida Blue is able to offer their members access to affordable hearing aids and service plans that would be hard to turn down! And just like with traditional health insurance plans, there are certain providers that are in-network with each plan. If you are in the South Pasadena/St. Petersburg, FL area looking for a hearing healthcare provider who accepts your Florida Blue Medicare plan, you’re in luck! Gardner Audiology is an in-network preferred provider for Nations Hearing!
Nations Hearing offers hearing aids from all major manufacturers, in all styles and technology levels. If there is a certain hearing aid you’re looking for, chances are that Nations Hearing offers it! Nations Hearing includes a limited-service package, typically covering 3 visits after you are fit with your hearing aids, which is how they are able to offer hearing aids at a much lower price; some plans even offer hearing aids with $0 out-of-pocket! Hearing aids are available in both rechargeable and non-rechargeable, to suit all types of lifestyles. Depending on your plan, Nations Hearing may even include a supply of batteries, or a custom ear piece, if your hearing loss calls for it.
Gardner Audiology’s insurance team and doctors work with Nations Hearing regularly to help patients maximize their Florida Blue Medicare benefits. If you are interested in learning more about hearing aids or would like to discuss your insurance benefits, please contact Gardner Audiology in South Pasadena/St. Petersburg, FL at 1-800-277-1182, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.