Use Health Benefits and FSA Funds to Your Advantage

Hearing insurance, while only offered to about 15 percent of the workforce, can provide much greater relief in terms of cost.

Regardless, these benefits run dry at the end of the year if they aren’t used, so be sure to contact your insurer for more information about your specific policy. If The Audiology Center of Snellville is a preferred provider with your insurance company, we will directly bill your insurance for payment.

Your employer may also offer an FSA or HSA (flexible spending account or health spending account) that pulls money from your paycheck pre-tax and sets it aside for future medical expenses. In this case, the costs would still come out of your pocket, but it would be untaxed. If you’ve already used your FSA funds for the year, please consider what your hearing needs will be next year when you sit down with your company’s benefits coordinator and decide how much of your paycheck you’d like to reserve tax-free.

The Audiology Center of Snellville proudly accepts the following insurance plans and discount plans:

  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation
  • Georgia Retired Educators Association Hearing Healthcare Plan

Many insurance companies will pay for a hearing (audiological) evaluation. Often a referral from a physician may be necessary depending on the insurance plan. Most insurance companies do not include any hearing aid benefits, but some do, such as BCBS-General Motors, and BCBS-Ford. We can assist you in verifying your hearing and hearing aid benefits.

If your insurance plan is not listed above, please inquire about it with us. We have filed gap extensions for some patients with insurance plans that we don’t typically accept.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Medicare pay for my hearing care needs?
Medicare does not cover routine hearing evaluations. However, if the patient has a written referral from their physician to see the audiologist because of a medical necessity, Medicare will pay its portion of the evaluation. Medicare does not pay for hearing aids.
Will Medicaid pay for my hearing care needs?
States must provide benefits to adults and children under the age of 21. This includes appropriate screenings, diagnostics, and medically necessary treatments—including hearing aids, hearing aid accessories, and related services. Coverage beyond the age of 21 is based on state regulations. Patients are encouraged to pursue information regarding their state’s coverage, which can be found on their state’s website.