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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa. -- Veterans eligible for Medicare should be sure to review their Medicare Advantage plans and take advantage of the Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare that ends Dec. 7.

Veterans can receive both Veteran Affairs (VA) health care benefits and Medicare when they become eligible. Medicare Advantage plans provide more coverage options when veterans are seeking care closer to home from non-VA health care facilities. That includes access to programs like Geisinger 65 Forward health centers, which offer senior-focused primary care.

Additional health coverage can provide more services and opportunities to live a healthier life. Plans like Geisinger Gold Heritage (HMO), which is specifically for veterans, offer additional coverage without adding a monthly payment.

Beyond the plan’s built-in benefits, veterans with the Heritage HMO plan can enjoy 65 Forward membership. Perks include:

  • Longer 1:1 time with the doctor 
  • Strength and balance training
  • Individualized exercise programs to meet goals
  • Group classes
  • Health education and fall prevention 

Click here or call 800-482-8163 to learn more about Geisinger’s health plans.

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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