A new law in Maine will require private insurers and the state’s Medicaid program, MaineCare, to cover the cost of hearing aids up to $3,000 per ear, every three years, according to an article in the Portland Press Herald.

The law, which takes effect January 1, 2020, originally began as a bill sponsored by Representative James Handy in 2019.

Hearing loss must be documented by a licensed audiologist or physician, according to the law.

Policyholders with deductibles greater than $3,000 that have not met the deductibles by the time of purchase, may be responsible for the entire cost of the hearing aids, according to the AARP website.

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Source: Portland Press Herald, AARP