New Hearing Aid Benefit:
$1,500 per ear, every three years. To ensure our members obtain the best pricing for the benefit,
the Fund has contracted with American Hearing Benefits. Starkey Hearing Technologies (American Hearing Benefits) is the largest manufacturer of hearing aids in the USA and the largest manufacturer of custom hearing devices in the world. The benefit is not limited to American Hearing Network but the best pricing for our members can be found there. https://www.americanhearingbenefits.com/
New enhanced schedule for Vision Benefit: Exams every 12 months, lenses every 12 months and Frames every 24 months. The Vision benefit will continue to be administered through VBA. Click Here for the VBA brochure.
Plan 9F medical Network:
Members enrolled in 9F will be moved from Community Blue PPO network to the Highmark PPO Blue network. This move will provide access to additional UPMC facilities and physicians that would have been out of network in the Community Blue PPO. To avoid out of network balance billing, members should check with the provider before making an appointment
Benefit Hub Members will be able to access a benefit and rewards portal that will offer a variety of discounted leisure, health and financial benefits which are personalized to you.