The Fund provides coverage for you and your Dependents for hearing aid devices. Maximums are shown in the applicable Schedule of Benefits for Non-Medicare Eligible Retirees and Schedule of Benefits for Medicare Eligible Retirees. Payment will be made for a hearing aid device only if:
- An examination indicates a need for a hearing aid, and
- The examination and the hearing aid are both furnished by a Doctor or by an Audiologist who is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
The Fund covers up to $150 of the cost of a hearing examination for you and your Dependents. the Fund provides this benefit once per calendar year.
You are not required to pay a deductible or copayment before the Fund pays hearing aid benefits.
The Trustees have identified a hearing aid PPO that Participants are free to contact. The PPO provides discounts on hearing aid devices and related services. The name of the PPO is Amplifon Hearing Health Care.
To contact Amplifon Hearing Health Care for the name of a participating audiologist or Physician in your area, call their toll-free number at 1-888-HEARING (1-888-432-7464). Please note that you remain free to visit any audiologist or Physician you choose regardless of whether or not they are part of the Amplifon Hearing Health Care network.