OHA: Hearing

Managed Care Laws


In 2001, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill to provide children, 12 years of age and younger, with insurance coverage for hearing aids.

As stated in the Connecticut General Statutes, each group health insurance policy issued, renewed, amended or continued in this state on or after October 1, 2001, shall provide coverage for hearing aids for children (< 12). Such hearing aids shall be considered durable medical equipment (DME) under the policy and the policy may limit the hearing aid benefit to $1,000 within a twenty-four (24) month period.