Your High Option hearing benefits

What the plan covers
Hearing services In-network you pay Out of network you pay
Diagnostic hearing tests (every 2 years) 15% 40% of the Plan allowance*
Hearing aid (every 3 years) All charges in excess of $1,500** All charges in excess of $1,500**
* If there is a difference between the allowance and billed amount, the member is responsible for the difference.
** No deductible applied.

More benefits for High Option members

In addition to your hearing benefits, members in the APWU Health Plan have exclusive access to our non-FEHB plan Hearing Care Plan by American Hearing Benefits. American Hearing Benefits is a discount program from Starkey Hearing Technologies, the only major American owned and operated hearing aid manufacturer. This convenient hearing benefits program provides you and your family access to free hearing consultations and discounts on hearing aids through AHB’s nationwide network of 3,000+ hearing professionals.

As a member, you are entitled to:

  • Discounts on today’s latest technology, including hearing aids and tinnitus options
  • FREE annual hearing consultations
  • Access to a nationwide network of 3,000+ hearing professionals
  • FREE one-year supply of batteries (40 cells per hearing aid purchased)
  • One year of free office visits (limit of six)
  • 60-day trial period*
  • FREE Deluxe Warranty Plan, including loss and damage*
  • Financing plans available (subject to credit approval)
* Professional service fees may apply.