Hearing Benefit

 

Active members, retirees and eligible dependents may be reimbursed up to $1,000 for the purchase of a hearing aid once every rolling 36 months.  This includes charges for fitting and the cost of the hearing aid when recommended by a physician or audiologist. This amount is the total allowance for reimbursement without the per ear limitation. The Fund will not pay for repairs to hearing aids, non-durable equipment such as batteries, or appliances or expenses not recommended or approved by a physician or audiologist.  For eligible dependents of members age 12 and under, the frequency information is once every 24 months, provided the existing hearing aid can no longer compensate for the child's hearing loss.

 

Obtaining Benefits: 

In order to obtain benefits from the Fund, submit a claim form along with your itemized bill to the Fund Office. You may obtain a Claim Form by contacting the Fund office.  All hearing aid claims must be filed within 12 months from the purchase of the hearing aid.