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Members of the Employee Benefit Plans administered by 3sHealth receive support to protect your hearing. That includes expenses related to hearing aids.
Thanks to an increase approved by the Employee Benefit Plans Board of Trustees, coverage for hearing aids will expand from a combined $1,500 for both ears, every five years, to $1,500 for each ear, every five years. This change will be in effect as of September 1, 2023.
Eligible costs include charges for the purchase, repair (excluding batteries or routine maintenance), and installation of hearing aid(s) based on the written recommendation of an audiologist.
This is just one aspect of the coverage provided for hearing health. If you haven’t been for a hearing test lately, audiologist-performed hearing tests are covered to a maximum of $120 every four years for plan members or their spouse and $140 every four years for each child under age 18.
The Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (SASLPA) defines audiologists as, “experts who can help to prevent, diagnose, and treat hearing and balance disorders for people of all ages.”
Healthy hearing is an important aspect of a person’s overall health that is often overlooked, yet it can greatly improve quality of life. Going for a test can help identify and manage issues such as hearing loss, tinnitus, the need for hearing aids, and more.
Visit this page for more information on benefits plans, or contact us at ebp@3sHealth.ca or 1.866.278.2301. You can help spread the word about this coverage increase by printing and sharing this poster in your work space.