At Harbor Hearing we work with most major insurance companies. If you don’t see your insurance listed, give us a call. We’re happy to discuss your options.
Hearing Aid Insurance Information
Most plans do not automatically cover hearing healthcare or hearing aids. Even if you have it, insurance coverage for hearing aids varies in the way it is administered. If you want to ask specific questions about the type of coverage you have, simply look at your insurance card to find a toll-free number for member services. Calling your insurance company is the best way to get the most accurate information about your coverage.
Certain insurance companies have a benefit toward the purchase of your hearing aid. Harbor Hearing will assist you in determining your insurance coverage and in many cases directly bill your insurance for payment. We accept Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Medicare, and other major providers.
There is a wide variety of healthcare insurances and coverage options. Some are listed below with more information and helpful links.
AARP is a United States-based interest group whose stated mission is “to empower people to choose how they live as they age”. If you have AARP or are thinking about joining AARP, you may be able to take advantage of their hearing healthcare benefits.
To learn more about AARP’s hearing aid coverage and hearing healthcare insurance program, click here.
Most Aetna benefit plans exclude coverage of hearing aids. Any applicable benefit plan exclusions and limitations for coverage of hearing aids would apply to air conduction hearing aids, implantable hearing aids and semi-implantable hearing aids.
More information on Aetna hearing aid coverage.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield offers supplemental plans for hearing aid service benefits. These benefits are determined by state. They also have an additional plan called “Blue 365”, which offers additional benefits outside of regular plans. Learn more about Blue 365 hearing healthcare here.
Cigna is partnered with a hearing healthcare company named Amplifon to offer their customers a specific kind of coverage. If you have coverage through Cigna, you may be able to get additional coverage through their plan. Learn more of Cigna/Amplifon coverage here.
Humana has partnered with TruHearing to offer an affordable hearing aid benefit to Medicare recipients (and this is Medicare beneficiaries in select states). The hearing aid benefit is offered on Humana Medicare Advantage HMO plans.
Visit their website to learn more about Humana/TruHearing.
Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does not cover hearing aids.
However, Medicare-eligible beneficiaries may still have options for hearing coverage—either through a state Medicaid program (for those who receive Medicaid) or through a Medicare Advantage plan.
Medicare Advantage plan
Medicare Advantage (also called Part C or MA) could cover hearing aids because plans vary by location, and benefits included also vary from plan to plan. To learn more about coverage in your area, you can search using the Medicare Plan Finder or call your local Medicare office.
The TriWest Healthcare Alliance is contracted with the VA (the Department of Veteran Affairs) to offer their members hearing healthcare and hearing aids. All hearing aid devices will be ordered and procured through the VA, using devices that are currently on the VA Hearing Aid contract.
Here is a quick reference guide that covers all regions.
United Healthcare also partners with a hearing healthcare company. Health Innovations (a United Health company) is a separate group that covers all things hearing health and hearing aids. Please visit Health Innovations website to learn more.
Allegro Credit is a third-party finance company that provides financing to the hearing aid industry. Their goal is to accelerate the financing process with fast credit decisions, live customer service and high approvals. The financing options include Fixed Payment Installment Financing, Manufacturer Incentives, Leasing and Same-as-Cash Options. Allegro Credit delivers a fixed APR and term, so you know exactly what you’re going to pay without surprises. Do you qualify? You can check here.
CareCredit is the most widely used patient finance program. CareCredit works like a credit card but is exclusive for healthcare services. They offer monthly payment options, no up-front costs to patients, no prepayment penalties and no annual fees. Short-term, no-interest plans are available as well as longer term plans with fixed interest rates. Speak with our team of professionals to see if this may be an option for you.
The Wells Fargo Health Advantage program is a special financing plan that allows patients to enjoy flexibility in paying for healthcare expenses. With special promotions and competitive rates, this is an attractive alternative to some other higher-cost options. Contact us today to see if this program may be right for you.