For Immediate Release

October 1, 2007

Geisinger Gold offers two $0 premium plans for Juniata County residents

2008 Gold premiums announced

DANVILLE, PA – Medicare beneficiaries in Juniata County now have the choice of six Medicare Advantage plans offered through Geisinger Gold, including two plans with $0 premium.

Medicare beneficiaries in Juniata County can now purchase a Medicare Advantage HMO plan or private fee-for-service plan, for $0 per month.

“We are happy to provide Juniata County residents with affordable options for medical coverage,” says Richard Slaughter, GHP’s vice president, Health Plans, Medicare. “We offer Medicare choices because we know everyone has different concerns and unique needs.”

Geisinger Gold plan premiums offered in Juniata County range from $0 to $99 depending on the coverage offered. Medicare beneficiaries also have the choice of two levels of prescription drug coverage starting at $24 a month. A stand-alone prescription drug plan is available for those with Medicare Advantage MSAs, private fee-for-service plans or those with traditional Medicare with or without a Medigap plan.

Geisinger Gold is also offering two special needs plans for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

These options will be available to qualified Medicare beneficiaries during Medicare’s annual election period, November 15, 2007 – December 31, 2007.

Current Gold members are receiving 2008 benefits information in the mail this month. For more specific information on the plans and premiums offered in Juniata County, call (800) 631-1656 or log onto

Begun in 1985, Geisinger Health Plan is one of the nation’s largest rural HMOs and serves 210,000 members in 42 counties throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Currently, approximately 37,000 Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in the Health Plan’s Medicare programs.


For more information, please contact
Amy Bowen, Public Relations Coordinator, (570) 271-8135

Customer Service Teams

HMO, Geisinger Choice with Referral Members:
1-800-447-4000 or 570-271-8760
Weekdays 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Gold Members:
1-800-498-9731 or 570-271-8771
Seven days a week from 8am-8pm October 15 - February 14 all other dates 8am - 8pm Monday – Friday.

GHP Family:
(855) 227-1302
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

GHP Kids:
(866) 621-5235
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Geisinger Choice with No
Geisinger Health Options and Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company members:

1-800-504-0443 or 570-271-8770
Weekdays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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