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What is Medicare?

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for:

  • Those ages 65 and over
  • Those under 65 with certain disabilities
  • Those with End-Stage Renal Disease or ALS

How does Medicare work? It can be broken down into these main categories:

  • Original Medicare (Part A and B)
  • Medicare Advantage (Part C)
  • Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)
  • Supplemental Medicare plans (Medigap)

Each category provides different coverage of health services. We're here to help you understand what each offers to make sure you have found the right plan for you. 

Find out more about Medicare

Medicare parts

Let’s start from the beginning with a basic understanding of the A, B, C and D’s of Medicare. Find out what Medicare Part A, B, C and D can do for you.  

Eligibility for Medicare

See if you’re eligible for coverage based on your age, employment status and health. Learn more about eligibility for Medicare.

Enroll in Medicare

You can enroll in Medicare at different times based on your age, employment status or under certain circumstances. Check to see when the right time to enroll in Medicare is for you.

Why choose Geisinger Gold?

We have offered high-quality plans with low out-of-pocket costs, an extensive provider network and top-notch customer service since 1994. Find out what all Geisinger Gold has to offer you.

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senior couple enrolling in Medicare Advantage

Prescription drug coverage
Search our formulary for covered drugs and learn more about Medication Therapy Management.


Extra Help
If you have limited financial resources, you may be eligible for Extra Help from Medicare.


Health and wellness programs
Develop healthy habits for life by taking advantage of the programs we offer our members.


Related Information

If you have questions, we have answers.

When can I sign up?

Three months before or after you turn 65, or during certain life events.

We're here to help

Schedule a home visit, talk with a Geisinger Gold representative or find a neighborhood meeting.

Find a doctor, pharmacy or prescription

See which doctors, pharmacies and prescriptions are available with Geisinger Gold.