Getting my first pair


#1

Will be getting my first pair soon thru insurance and a state program
AGX9 thru a local hearing office. My Federal Blue Cross only covers two places near my home and does not cover Costco


#2

AGX uses techniques to insure that their re-branded HAs can only be programmed at AGX franchises. And sometimes a franchise location may close. Do a search for AGX.


#3

Yes I researched it. I’m getting them for free so there is not that much of a choice.


#4

Congrats! I think you’ll find you enjoy the improvement in speech comprehension. Did you have any specific questions?


#5

Federal Blue Cross covered my purchase at Costco in Jan 2016. Where are you located?


#6

Thanks Kim no questions as of now


#7

Located in manahawkin. I have thr basic option


#8

Which fed blue option do you have?


#9

Basic option was what I had at the time. I looked at the date on the bill and it was Feb 6th of 2016. I sent the bill to Blue Cross and got back $2400, which with the rebate at the end of the year was just about what the Trax 42 cost me. I haven’t looked it up recently but I believe it is a maximum of $1200 per hearing aid every three years if required. Cheers.


#10

I have gotten two pairs of aids through Blue Cross Federal Standard Option. Each time they paid a $2000 benefit (perhaps this has since been raised to $2400). I was told I could use that $2000 benefit anywhere including Costco. However if I bought at Costco I would have to pay Costco up front and then be reimbursed by BCBS.
I went through a private Audi each time and I used TruHearing, which is a company that works with BCBS. Audis who are participating providers with TruHearing have to sell aids at discounted prices dictated by TruHearing.
Both times I got state of the art aids and my out-of-pocket expense was about $2000. I think that was a good deal.
If you buy aids from Costco that cost under $2000 you should have no out-of-pocket cost after being reimbursed.
Hopefully your BCBS Federal Basic plan provides the same benefit. I would call BCBS and check again. Good luck.


#11

With the basic options they are out of network. THhey don’t pay out of network so that’s not an option


#12

I can’t afford to outlay the money. If my one son would go to public school I would have the money lol


#13

I did not outlay any money. I put it on a credit card and mailed the bill to blue cross. They paid me promptly and I then paid the credit card bill. You are just south of Tom’s River I see. Must be a Costco nearby.


#14

Can’t do another credit card unfortunately


#15

So I contacted TruHearing and I’m getting resound Quattro 7 for 800 out of pocket!!!