When considering purchasing a hearing aid, one of the primary concerns for many individuals is the cost. Hearing aids can be expensive, and insurance coverage can be a significant factor in determining which brand or model to choose.
The answer to whether Lexie B2 Powered by Bose hearing aids are covered by insurance is a simple NO. At this time Lexie AIds Powered by Bose along with most all other OTC hearing aids are not covered by insurance. However, you can use an HSA (Health Savings Account) for the purchase.
I would encourage you to also read our breakdown of expected cost article for OTC and Professionally fit hearing aids.
Does your insurance cover any hearing aids?
It depends on several factors, including the type of insurance you have and the level of coverage that is included in your policy. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to insurance coverage for hearing aids:
- Medicare: Original Medicare (Parts A and B) typically does not cover hearing aids or hearing aid fittings. However, some Medicare Advantage plans may offer hearing aid coverage as an additional benefit. You will need to check with your specific plan to see what is covered.
- Private insurance: Some private insurance plans may cover hearing aids, but the coverage varies widely. Some plans may only cover a portion of the cost or limit coverage to certain types of hearing aids. You will need to review your specific policy to determine what is covered.
- Medicaid: Medicaid coverage for hearing aids also varies by state. Some states may provide coverage for hearing aids for certain populations, such as children or individuals with severe hearing loss. You will need to check with your state’s Medicaid program to see what is covered. Most likely the coverage benefits are for low-end hearing aid devices.
- Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits: If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for hearing aid coverage through the VA. Eligibility requirements and coverage options vary based on your service record and other factors. You can contact your local VA office for more information. The VA benefits are the best in the country providing top-of-the-line hearing aids from the 5 major manufacturers. As a VA patient, they will not charge you for the hearing aids as you already earned them from your service to the country. Thank you for serving.
In general, it is essential to review your insurance policy carefully to determine what is covered and what is not. If you are unsure, you can contact your insurance provider ask at an audiologist’s office.