Have questions, need more information, or want to talk to someone in our office about Medicare?

Call Angie, 814.226.4640.

PA MEDI is part of a nationwide network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs, also known as SHIP. Pennsylvania’s SHIP provides Medicare assistances and information to Medicare-eligible individuals.

PA MEDI is a statewide service operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging; all services are free and confidential and offers specially trained certified counselors to provide unbiased personalized help with information such as:

· Original Medicare

· Medigap (Medicare Supplement)

· Medicare Advantage Plans

· Prescription drug plans

· Enrollment assistances

· Medicare rules, notices, and billing concerns

· Medicare financial assistance programs

· Medicare appeals

· Coordination of benefits


Initial Enrollment Period:

· When you becoming Medicare eligible, you can join a plan. There is a 7-month window; 3 months prior to Medicare eligibility, month of eligibility and 3 months after.

Annual Open Enrollment Period:

October 15 to December 7

· Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year—things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks.

· The time you can join, switch, or drop a plan. Your coverage will begin of January 1st.

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

January 1- March 31

· If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan or switch to Original Medicare once during this time.