Meridian Health hospitals are comprised of 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, and Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel.

This Fall is your opportunity to change your Medicare coverage during the annual open enrollment period, which starts October 15 and ends December 7. This is the time of year when everyone with Medicare can join or change their health plan or prescription drug plan for 2016. Depending on needs, you can switch coverage from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan, or vice versa. You also can switch your Part D plan. Any changes you make will take effect January 1, 2016.

Meridian Health and Geisinger Health Plan offer seniors in Monmouth and Ocean counties access to Geisinger Gold, the highest-rated Medicare Advantage plan in New Jersey*. Featuring better management of chronic conditions and better health care outcomes than what is available with traditional Medicare and Medigap coverages, Geisinger Gold offers Medicare beneficiaries to a variety of plans with a range of benefits and premiums.

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