Arlington, Va. – Dominion National, a leading dental and vision insurer and administrator, announced it is partnering with Amplifon Hearing Health Care, a global leader in hearing care, to offer discounted hearing benefits to its customers.
Effective immediately, Dominion group and individual members now have access to a discounted hearing program with no additional increase in premiums. Amplifon offers Dominion members an average savings of 64% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price on more than 1,400 hearing aid options, with access to more than 5,000 provider locations across the country, all credentialed through an accredited National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) credentialing process.
Nearly 1 in 8 Americans experiences hearing loss, according to the National Institutes of Health, and it can take both a health and financial toll. AARP reports that middle-aged adults with untreated hearing loss face 33% higher health care costs than those without hearing loss.
“This new partnership between Dominion and Amplifon is just one more way we’re working to keep our customers healthy,” said Dominion President Mike Davis. “Hearing, like dental and vision, has links to overall health and this partnership provides another opportunity for our customers to help maintain and improve overall wellness while providing additional value to their existing benefits.”
“Hearing loss is an all-too-common condition that can dramatically impact an individual’s quality of life. In fact, untreated hearing loss has been linked to many serious conditions, including depression, dementia and injury-causing falls,” said Amplifon Senior Vice President Guillaume Bonniol. “Effective and timely treatment and prevention can benefit those at risk of, or living with, hearing loss, and that is why we are so excited to partner with Dominion to help deliver quality hearing health care to empower members to live healthier, fuller lives.”
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About Dominion National
Dominion National, incorporated in 1996, provides and administers dental and vision benefits to over 900,000 members, including leading health plans, employer groups, municipalities, associations and individuals. For more information, please visit DominionNational.com or follow Dominion National on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.
About Amplifon Hearing Health Care
Amplifon Hearing Health Care, a subsidiary of Amplifon S.p.A, connects people and resources to improve the lives of people with hearing loss by partnering with health care organizations to administer hearing benefits. As an independently owned and operated organization, Amplifon’s turnkey products and services improve health, increase satisfaction and lower medical costs for health plan partners. Amplifon’s full-service model includes member advocacy, claims processing, eligibility management and reporting. With a steadfast commitment to delivering an exceptional experience, Amplifon’s solutions make high-quality hearing health care affordable and accessible.
Sources: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3564588/; aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2016/hidden-medical-cost-of-untreated-hearing-loss.html/; Amplifon Hearing Health Care average member savings data for 2020. Pricing valid only at participating in-network locations.