Hearing Co-Pay Reimbursement
Who is eligible?
Member and eligible dependents as defined by the Fund.
What is the Benefit?
Up to $400 will be paid by the Fund once every thirty-six months towards the out-of-pocket-cost of a hearing aid, including charges for its fitting, upon the recommendation of a physician or otologist.
Obtain a Hearing Aid voucher from the Fund office. Your health insurance carrier currently covers this benefit. Submit your expenses to that entity first and the Fund second. When submitting to the Fund you must enclose a copy of the payment made or not made by your primary health carrier in order for us to consider your claim. A bill for the hearing aid must also be attached. The claim will be subject to verification.
The Fund does not pay for any repairs to hearing aids, any non-durable equipment such as replacement batteries, nor any appliances or expenses not recommended or approved by a physician or otologist. Benefits payable under Workers’ Compensation, Medicaid, or any other Government plan are not covered.