Insurance and Discounts for Hearing Aids and Health Care
EPIC serves companies large and small, schools, governments, and unions by providing the greatest value in insurance and discounts for hearing aids and the best quality of care. We help you by:
- Reducing your costs.Our negotiated rates with audiologists and ear physicians means you benefit with cost management solutions.
- Improving Productivity. Impaired hearing compromises productivity on a variety of levels. Studies show that noise is the number one contributors to the loss of productivity in the workplace
- Offering plans that are easy to use. Trained hearing counselors guide employees through every step of the member experience, from enrollment through payment.
- Providing flexibility and choice. Choose from the funding options provided by fully-insured plans and a savings program.
EPIC (Ear Professionals International Corporation) Hearing Health Care was created in 1997 by and for physicians and audiologists who are dedicated to improving patient care and providing high quality hearing services. We administer hearing benefits for employers, national organizations, and corporations.
Our Hearing Services Plan is the nation’s first specialty care plan devoted to insurance and discounts for hearing aids and hearing care, and EPIC is the only organization to offer hearing as a fully insured indemnity plan. We refer tens of thousands of patients to provider offices throughout the nation. Our plans feature Phonak, Unitron Oticon, Bernafon, Siemens and Widex products.
Large and Mid-Size Companies
EPIC is the only organization to offer hearing as a fully insured indemnity plan. We have the largest national network of independent ear physicians and audiologists, which means less disruption for your employees. The flexibility and rate stability make our plans a seamless fit for companies across the nation.
Our combined hearing and vision plan is available to companies with a minimum of 10 lives enrolled. The competitive pricing and ease of administration make this an appealing benefit for small businesses.
Research shows teaching is one of the noisiest jobs. Almost 70% of classroom teachers and 80% of other teachers and counselors in pre-school and after-school programs say they are adversely affected by the noise.* That’s even higher than the characteristically noisy professions of the mechanical and lumber industries. The school districts we serve find our insured rates of $0.28 to $1.32 per member per month to help them stay within their budget while providing the hearing care their employees and retirees need.
Municipalities, State and Local Government
Maintaining and growing a city or state can be strenuous-and noisy-work. Don’t let the harsh economic realities many governments face keep you from providing the hearing healthcare your team needs. Our savings plan, which has no cost to the employee or employer, can be a valuable option.
Fire and Police Departments
EPIC is proud to serve the courageous men and women of many fire and police departments across the country. Our Hearing Service Plan provides a valuable benefit to both their current employees and retirees.
EPIC has a long history of serving unions, and they were our first client. The EPIC Hearing Service Plan is endorsed by the National Labor Alliance – Health Care Coalition (NLA – HCC) as the hearing plan of choice.
* Underwritten by Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company, Kansas City, MO 64111
Administered by Forrest T. Jones Consulting Company and Forrest T. Jones & Co.
Group Master Policy #s HC-100/HC-101
Policy forum #s M-9089/M-909