A new law beginning January 1, 2020 will require insurers to eliminate an age restriction for hearing aid coverage and will amend a previous limit on the value of hearing aids that could be obtained within a 24-month period, according to an article in the Hartford Courant.
In the past, insurers could limit the value of hearing aids obtained within a 2-year period to $1,000; the new law changes the limit to one hearing aid per ear within 2 years, regardless of cost.
In June, the Connecticut Insurance Commissioner found that, as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the state’s mandatory hearing aid coverage for children 12 and under was “discriminatory” and in violation of the ACA, according to a posting on the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) website.
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Source: Hartford Courant, AAA