March, 2021 Hearing Aid Update
Many of you using PEBB Uniform Medical, United Healthcare or Kaiser Permanente for Medicare supplements are aware that financial support for hearing aids has been significantly increased for 2021. In the case of Uniform, one hearing aid for each ear can be ordered free of charge (up to a combined $9,000 maximum) once every five years.
United Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente offer similar programs but with lower dollar limits. Those of you with hearing challenges are encouraged to contact a local audiologist for more information about these programs, and to schedule a hearing test. It is important before committing to any particular hearing aid audiologist/vendor to confirm that your insurance will cover the purchases.