I was diagnosed with hearing loss several years ago and have finally decided to do something about it since it’s been starting to impact me in the workplace.
Anyways I have no clue how the whole hearing aid/insurance process works. I have GEHA standard option insurance and they offer HearPO as well. For the insurance plan, I would pay 15% of the plan allowance for PPO and 35% for a non-PPO provider for hearing tests performed. The plan covers $250 for each ear (no deductible) towards hearing aids every five years. As far as I can tell, if I go to a HearPO provider, I would have to submit a claim later for reimbursement of costs but those providers don’t take my insurance directly. Anyways, financially would I be better off just going to a Geha provider or would HearPO provide a bigger savings? I am relatively knew to the workforce and dealing with insurance pretty much for the first time (and since this is my first real job I don’t have a whole lot of money to spend on hearing aids either).