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Geisinger Health Plan: A history of Caring

We have deep roots providing care for our community. See how Geisinger Health Plan became a leader in quality health insurance.

Since 1985, Geisinger Health Plan has helped people by providing high-quality, affordable healthcare benefits. Approximately 580,000 people are Geisinger Health Plan members.

Our beginnings

We began in 1972 as a rural, prepaid health plan offered as a pilot program to Geisinger Medical Center employees and residents of the five counties surrounding Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

In 1985, the Health Plan received its Certificate of Authority to operate an HMO under the authority of the Pennsylvania Health Maintenance Act of 1973.

Geisinger Medical Center in Danville
Geisinger Medical Center in Danville

Keeping healthcare affordable

We offered a significant premium advantage during the 80s and 90s, when healthcare costs began to escalate. Membership grew rapidly. In 1990, we reached 100,000 members.

The popularity of managed care grew steadily. Today, we provide a variety of coverage options to fit the needs of our members.

Geisinger Health Plan has received national recognition for our innovation, and for uniquely and effectively managing medical costs and improving outcomes.

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