Newly eligible for Medicare
If you're turning 65, welcome, the time has come for you to begin your Medicare journey.
We're here to help. Let Geisinger help you with the information and tools provided below.
Happy birthday and congrats on retirement!
If you’re ready to retire once you turn 65, your eligibility for Medicare occurs over a seven-month period known as the Initial Enrollment Period. This period begins three months before you turn 65 and lasts three months after you turn 65. During this time you can sign up for Medicare Part A and/or Part B (Original Medicare).
If you are retired and are signed up for Social Security benefits or Railroad Retirement Benefits, you will be automatically enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B beginning the first day of the month in which you turn 65. If you have not yet received Social Security benefits, you should sign up for Medicare.
It's important to know that you may incur a late enrollment penalty if you don’t sign up for Medicare Part B when you first become eligible.
What is Medicare? Medicare is a federal health insurance program for those ages 65 and over, those under 65 with certain disabilities and those with end-stage renal disease or ALS.
Medicare can be broken down into 4 categories:
- Medicare Part A and Part B, also known as Original Medicare
- Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage
- Medicare Part D, prescription drug coverage
- Supplemental Medicare plans, also known as 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 Medicare plan that's right for you.
Get started by downloading our Step-by-Step Guide to Medicare, using the button on the right, or by visiting our Medicare knowledge hub below.
Have additional questions?
Click below to find out information on benefit documents, filing grievances, coverage determinations and more.
Learn the parts of Medicare
It's important to know what the parts of Medicare are and what coverage comes along with each. Learn about each of the four parts below by clicking each card below to learn about how Medicare works.
Get to know the Medicare parts by watching our Step-by-Step video.
Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and HMO SNP plans are offered by Geisinger Health Plan/Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company, health plans with a Medicare contract. Continued enrollment in Geisinger Gold depends on annual contract renewal.
Y0032_19213_1_C Accepted 8/5/19
Page last updated: 7/31/2019