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New Hearing Benefits Available

Applies to: Mid-size market (groups with 100+ employees)

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey now offers employer groups with 100 or more employees a hearing benefit program through EPIC Hearing Healthcare.

Hearing loss doesn’t just affect the elderly. The issue impacts adults of all ages, many of whom are in the workforce. In fact, one in six U.S. adults age 18 and older report some hearing trouble, and 28.8 million adults under age 70 could benefit from a hearing aid. Hearing loss isn’t just an inconvenience; it’s linked to depression, cognitive problems and even cardiac conditions.

For employers, an employee’s health problems can drive up medical costs as well as absenteeism rates and loss of productivity.

That’s why we’re working with EPIC Hearing Healthcare to offer employers a program that delivers value, choice and a positive employee experience.

Hearing benefits include:

  • A 100 percent covered annual routine hearing exam at any of the 5,000 in-network credentialed hearing centers across the country, or an allowance of up to $70 at any out-of-network hearing center.
  • A $500 allowance per ear toward hearing aids every five years, with the choice of hundreds of name-brand and private-label hearing aids at significant savings.
  • Professional, nationwide support no matter which hearing aid a member chooses. All devices come with extra batteries, a three-year extended warranty and a money-back trial period.

If you have questions, please contact your Horizon BCBSNJ sales executive or account manager.

Published on: January 27, 2020, 01:12 a.m. ET
Last updated on: April 13, 2020, 01:15 a.m. ET