The number of individuals with some form of hearing loss is expected to rise from its current level of 44.6 million to 74.8 million in the next 40 years, according to a Johns Hopkins study.
The greater tragedy is that most of them wait until their hearing loss becomes a significant issue before they seek help.
Due to the stigma of hearing loss, the fact that it comes on slowly, and its seeming insignificance to overall health, hearing healthcare is typically far down the list of health priorities.
When hearing loss becomes a reality, many people are not financially prepared to take advantage of hearing aids and hearing care, which will allow you to continue living the independent and rewarding lifestyle you’re used to.
Because paying for hearing aids out of pocket can be a challenge for most of my Abilene area patients, many of them with various insurance policies ask whether or not their hearing aids and hearing care are covered.
This post will help patients with UnitedHealthcare Insurance understand what level of benefits for hearing aids they can expect from their policies.
The Benefits You Can Expect with Various UnitedHealthcare Insurance Plans
UnitedHealth Group is one of the companies that does offer coverage for hearing care and hearing aid treatment. It is available in all fifty American states as well as 130 countries around the world.
Various UnitedHealthcare Insurance plans provide different levels of benefits in association with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) with their Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans.
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 (HMO)
Included benefits from this plan include a $20 copay for hearing exams, a $380 copay for inner-ear hearing aids, and a $330 copay for outer-ear hearing aids. Patients may schedule appointments with their preferred doctor and have a $0 monthly premium.
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 2 (HMO)
Similar to plan 1, the main differences are a $5 hearing exam copay, but you can expect to pay a monthly premium of $36. The copay of $375 to $2,075 for both inner-ear and outer-ear hearing aids is the same with this plan.
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 3 (HMO)
A third alternative from UnitedHealthcare allows for a $0 copay for hearing exams with a monthly premium of $81. As with plan 2, the copay for both types of hearing aids is between $375 and $2,075, depending on the technology level.
Holland Hearing Center’s Insurance Experts Can Help
Better hearing not only means better communication, but it also means a higher quality of living and better overall health.
An investment in hearing aids provides the best treatment option for those with a hearing loss, but paying for them can be challenging. Holland Hearing Center patients with UnitedHealthcare Insurance can expect some level of much-needed help with the purchase of their hearing aids.
Our insurance experts can help to determine the amount of benefit you will receive for hearing aids and hearing care. To put them to work for you, submit our insurance coverage inquiry form, or give us a call at (325) 437-4730 for additional information.