Can Cigna Insurance Help with My Hearing Costs?

01/17/2023 | Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Insurance, Patient Resources

Let us help and save you time so you can get back to enjoying all the sounds life has to offer.

Many of us take hearing for granted.

The sounds of birds chirping, children laughing, or the wind rustling the leaves. These are all things people with a hearing loss miss out on.

At Cornerstone Audiology, we are dedicated to helping everyone in Lubbock and Snyder achieve better hearing no matter what.

That means we are here to help you through the entire process, and that means supporting you with insurance benefits.

With over 35 years of combined audiology experience, our experts at Cornerstone Audiology have helped thousands of local people discover better hearing through their insurance benefits.

We take it upon ourselves to learn all the ins and outs to ensure you get the most from your policy.

If you don’t have hearing health insurance yet, we can help you find the best one for your needs.

With so many to choose from, doing your research can take hours. Let us help and save you time so you can get back to enjoying all the sounds life has to offer.

Cigna is a major player in the hearing insurance industry, and because of that, they have options for you.

Choosing the best package will depend on your specific situation, so if you’re considering enrolling, please read this first and then contact us to get a customized assessment.

Medicare vs. Cigna

Most people with a hearing loss fall in the 65+ age range, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The official statistic is one in three people between 65-74 and half of the 75+ population experience some form of hearing loss.

This means that most people who could benefit from hearing aids are also eligible for Medicare coverage.

Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover hearing aids or hearing care, leaving many dependent on it without the means to acquire hearing aids.

Cigna is among the insurance companies that provide supplemental assistance for those with Medicare coverage, providing three main options.

Cigna-HealthSpring Advantage

Cigna’s health maintenance division allows you to select doctors, specialists, and facilities from within its network of providers. The choices are more plentiful than you may think.

The HealthSpring Advantage network provides $700 per ear for hearing aids. This repeats every three years; you get a free routine hearing exam each year.

Selecting a hearing care provider outside of Cigna’s network could limit your coverage or cost you more money.

We can check for you what your options are within the Cigna network before you decide to enroll.

Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred

The preferred provider organization insurance plan is less restrictive than the HealthSpring Advantage by allowing members to choose their own doctors, specialists, and facilities.

There are still out-of-network costs associated if you decide to use providers who are not a part of the network.

The Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred plan offers hearing aids once every three years at the same $700 per year maximum coverage.

Exclusive Provider Network

The exclusive provider network programs are also available through Cigna.

Plans in this category are something of an HMO and PPO hybrid with slightly more flexibility than the HMO plans. Still, they include uncovered out-of-pocket expenses if you seek care outside their specified network.

Hearing aid coverage is included in Cigna’s EPO plans, but coverage varies.

Finding the best policy for you will take into account your location and whether hearing care and hearing aids were options added to your plan.

How to Get Specific Answers to Your Questions about Cigna

You can take advantage of hearing aids to bring back those difference-making sounds that make life so enjoyable and reduce your risk of developing adverse mental and physical health conditions.

Insurance can help!

Let our qualified team at Cornerstone Audiology take the research and stress off your back by helping you determine the level of coverage Cigna can provide you.

We can get started once you fill out our online insurance coverage check form.

As always, you can contact us anytime for a no-obligation chat about your circumstances and how we can help you achieve better hearing for life.

Whether your coverage includes only hearing tests or the full hearing care package, we’re here for you every step of the way.

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Julie Hubik, Au.D., CCC-A - Doctor of Audiology & CEO of Cornerstone Audiology

Dr. Hubik is the owner and founder of one of West Texas' most trusted and professional hearing providers, Cornerstone Audiology. She received her bachelor of science degree in communication disorders as well as her doctorate of audiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). In her youth, Dr. Hubik became interested in helping people with a hearing loss to communicate more effectively and therefore pursued a degree in this field. Dr. Hubik was born and raised in Anton, Texas, and appreciates working with the people of West Texas. She and her team are proud to serve the hearing needs of their community.

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