Free Medicare Information Sessions Offered

Contact:Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health

Free Medicare Information Sessions Offered

During the month of September, informational sessions will be offered for those who are either new to Medicare, or would like to learn more about Medicare and their current coverage options. The sessions will provide Medicare beneficiaries with information prior to Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP). The AEP, which begins October 15 and ends December 7, allows individuals eligible for Medicare to apply, change or opt out of a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plan.

Upcoming Sessions:

September 21
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Meridian Fitness and Wellness, Hazlet
1420 NJ-36, Hazlet

September 25
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Meridian Community Resource Center at Freehold Raceway Mall
3710 US9, Freehold

The sessions will be hosted by Meridian Health and Geisinger Health Plan. Meridian Health and Geisinger Health Plan have collaborated to make Geisinger Gold - a nationally recognized, provider-sponsored Medicare Advantage product - available to seniors in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Individuals who are interested in receiving more information or registering for one of the information sessions can call 1-800-846-1583.

About Meridian Health
A leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers. In April, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a definitive agreement to merge.  In May, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network also signed a definitive agreement to merge.  Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for six consecutive years, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium alongside six of the nation’s leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.  With more than 100 convenient locations, over 1,800 beds, nearly 13,000 team members, and affiliations with more than 2,000 of the area’s finest physicians, Meridian Health is a leading health care provider in New Jersey, providing quality health services, facilities, and programs.  For more information, please visit