Does Insurance Cover Hearing Aids?

Some insurance policies have a hearing aid benefit that will cover a portion of the purchase price of hearing aids, but the majority of health insurance plans do not have hearing aid coverage. In Michigan, a hearing aid benefit is most often found on the policies of large unionized employee groups such as State of Michigan employees and retirees, the Michigan Public Schools employees and retirees, and the retirees of the automakers. These policies cover a portion of the purchase price of hearing aids, but do not cover costs in full. Traditional Medicare does not cover the purchase of hearing aids. Medicaid in Michigan covers the purchase of hearing aids for adults and children, but coverage’s may change throughout the fiscal year due to budgetary constraints. The best recommendation would be to check with the customer service center for your insurance carrier to determine whether or not hearing aids are a covered benefit on your policy.