Flex Benefits, Health Savings Accounts, and Insurance Coverage for Hearing
It is time to review your benefits and coverage as the end of the year approaches. Maximizing your tax-free dollars and planning for the New Year is a smart move.
Flex Spending Accounts for Hearing– Use it or lose it. Any remaining tax free, money you put in your flex spending account will disappear at the end of the year. If you have been missing parts of the conversations, struggling to hear the punchline of the joke or frequently asking your boss to repeat what he/she said, an investment in your hearing health might be the smartest decision you make this year.
Health Savings Accounts for Hearing – Lucky you. Taking better care of yourself has paid off. You have not really touched any of the money you have been socking away into your HSA the last few years. Spending time communicating, sharing and laughing with your wife, kids and friends is the most important part of your life.
Maybe it is time to listen to their advice to check your hearing. Then you will really be taking care of all of yourself.
Insurance Benefits for Hearing – Health insurance does not usually cover hearing treatment or hearing aids. However, hearing problems are on the rise, and occurring much earlier in life. The majority of those with difficulty hearing and communicating are under age 65. The cause isn’t age. It’s the ever increasing cacophony of noise our ears are exposed to every day. Half of the work force over age 50 has difficulty hearing, understanding and communicating with their superiors, colleagues, families, and friends.
Our lobbying to health insurance companies is effecting change in hearing benefits. Let us help you check out your plan and coverage. You might be pleasantly surprised.
FEDERAL WORKERS WITH BLUE CROSS COVERAGE—YOUR BENEFITS ARE CHANGING FROM 3 YEARS TO 5 YEARS FOR NEW HEARING AIDS.
We can help you get the most out of your insurance coverage.
It’s All About Your Brain. You hear with your ears. Your ears “catch” the sound and send it to your brain. Listening, processing, and the interpretation of sound occur in the brain. Communication is a cognitive function. Cognitive functioning, along with memory and balance, deteriorates rapidly when your brain doesn’t get the right amount of sound, can’t process the sound, and can’t interpret the sound it receives.
Even if you do not have flex or health savings accounts and your insurance does not include hearing benefits, do not ignore symptoms or suspicion of a hearing problem.
A hearing problem is ultimately an indication of a serious cognitive problem.
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