Has anyone out there gotten a better deal on their Phonak Audeo Marvel 90s?
I am interested in a set of Phonak Audeo Marvel 90s, since my Signa Insurance says we can only buy HAs from within the Amplifon network (so my Costco KS9s are not covered). I would like to find an audi that can get me an all-included price (after subtracting what insurance covers) for less than my out-of-pocket Costco price of $1500. The best retail prices I’ve found online for a pair of the M90s is $3600, and so I think I can find an audi that can come close to that price? Signa will cover up to $5000, but an audiologist wants $6600, plus $250 for audiogram, plus $450 per replacement of each hearing aid, once. That’s a total of $7750 for what Costco supplies for $1500.
Why the extreme markup? And why wouldn’t insurance companies rather pay Costco?