Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Hearing Aids | Rating:
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We suggest that you use the certificate only for a full service, including the hearing aid. If you use the certificate and only get the evaluation, we will pay the evaluation fee, but you will be deemed to have used the entire $1,000 benefit and you will not be eligible for another certificate for three years. Instead, if you pay for the evaluation (and possibly submit the claim to your health plan), you will save the $1,000 benefit and can use it when you are ready to purchase your hearing...

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Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Hearing Aids | Rating:
4.57143

Yes, but there are benefits to using a panel provider. Besides the discounts offered, the Fund requires our panelists to have a licensed audiologist at their facility to ensure quality service.

Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Hearing Aids | Rating:
4.42857

Yes, you can ask for a validated certificate under your own name and another one as a dependent of your spouse.

Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Hearing Aids | Rating:
4.444445

The Fund will reimburse a maximum of $1,000. If you use a preferred provider, you can receive at least a 25 percent discount on your purchase. If you are a retiree who belongs to SHIP, the Fund will now also process your claim for the SHIP scheduled payment.

Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Hearing Aids | Rating:
4.35294

Yes, all members and their dependents can get one hearing aid benefit every three years. This is a direct reimbursement program whereby you pay the bill and the Fund will reimburse you. You can use the Fund’s panel or choose any provider.

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