Are hearing aids covered by my plan?

Who is this for?

Learn more about the dental, vision and hearing benefits with your Medicare plan.

If you’re shopping for a Medicare plan or need to find out if your current plan covers hearing aids and fitting exams, this information is for you.

Whether your hearing aids and fitting exams are covered depends on what kind of Medicare plan you have.

  • Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) is run by the U.S. government. It doesn't cover hearing aids or fitting exams. You'll pay for them out of your own pocket with Original Medicare.
  • Private health insurance companies offer Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans that include everything Original Medicare offers, plus extra benefits. They may include hearing aids and fitting exams, depending on what type of Medicare Advantage plan you have.

BCN AdvantageSM

Our HMO and HMO-POS plans don't cover routine hearing exams, hearing aid fittings or hearing aids. With most plans, you may buy an optional supplemental plan that covers all these services, plus dental and vision benefits. Learn more about how to get extra dental, vision and hearing coverage in our Help Center.

Medicare Plus BlueSM

Our PPO plan covers hearing aids and fitting exams every three years.

You may pay part of the cost for your hearing aid benefits. Check your plan’s Summary of Benefits for more details.

Blue Cross Medicare Supplement or Legacy Medigap

Blue Cross Medicare Supplement plans do not include routine hearing exams, hearing aid fittings or hearing aids.  You may choose to pair a new or existing Blue Cross Medicare Supplement or Legacy Medigap plan with the Dental Vision Hearing Package that includes coverage for an exam and hearing aids.  It also includes dental and vision benefits.

Learn more about how to get coverage for your Blue Cross Medicare Supplement or Legacy Medigap plan.

 

This is a solicitation of insurance.  We may contact you about buying insurance.  Blue Cross Medicare Supplement plans aren’t connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program.