Medical Benefit Plans
Effective 12/01/2018, and subject to applicable copayments, co-insurance, deductible and out-of-pocket limits, Cook County sponsored HMO and PPO Plans will cover medically necessary hearing aids/instruments for children under the age of 18 when prescribed by a hearing care professional to augment communication. Covered services: 1) one hearing aid/instrument for each ear every 36 months; 2) related services such as audiological exams and selections, fittings and adjustments of ear molds when deemed medically necessary by a hearing care professional; and 3) hearing instrument repair when deemed medically necessary.
The County offers two medical benefit plans: Blue Advantage HMO and Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. Please see plan details below.
Group #B50001 / Group #B03351 (new group number effective 12/01/2022)
Customer Service 1-800-892-2803
Group #289804 / Group #291116 (new group number effective 12/01/2022)
Customer Service: 1-800-960-8809