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New Health Insurance Hearing Aid Legislation

If you’ve been concerned about paying for hearing aids, you can rest easy—a new Washington state law will require insurance to provide up to $6,000 in coverage.

Rep. Tina Orwall, (D) Des Moines, who sponsored the bill, credits 8-year-old Hugo Esterhay’s testimony to the House of Representatives with making the law a reality.

Under the law, non-grandfathered large group health plans issued or reissued in 2024 must provide coverage for hearing instruments, including bone-conduction hearing devices. The law does not include over-the-counter hearing aids.

Coverage must include the hearing instrument, the initial assessment, fitting, adjustment, auditory training, and ear molds.

Contact your insurance to learn more about this new coverage, and schedule an appointment with our team for a hearing screening by calling us at 509-736-4005 in the Tri Cities and Lower-Valley or at 509-876-4541 in the greater Walla Walla and Pendleton areas.

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