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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Event to take place at School of Medicine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) will hold an Affordable Care Act (ACA) registration event on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school’s Medical Sciences Building, 525 Pine Street in Scranton. Any community member in the greater Scranton area who desires assistance in securing health insurance for themselves and their families is invited to attend. Students will aid community members with navigating the ACA sign up forms and will assist people on insurance coverage options and purchasing.

This registration event is being held during the open enrollment period for those seeking healthcare coverage for 2020. After Dec. 15, only those who can claim a special “enrollment period life event” will be eligible to sign up for health insurance coverage for 2020. The open enrollment period is also the time to make any changes to existing coverage. The open enrollment period for a 2020 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace ends Dec. 25.

Attendees should bring their Social Security number or document information for immigrants with satisfactory status; employer and income information for everyone in the family; and federal tax information.    

The event will be at Geisinger Commonwealth’s Medical Sciences Building at 525 Pine Street in Scranton, on the fourth floor. Parking will be available on the street, as well as in school’s parking lots. The event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome.

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is a member of the Geisinger family. GCSOM offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Lewistown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a portfolio of graduate degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the state and the nation. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. Visit

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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