GECAC will be closed on Friday, April 2nd in observance of Good Friday. Due to COVID-19, GECAC offices are closed to the public. The staff is serving clients via phone, email, and virtual. Go to our COVID-19 Guidance page for information on how to receive services.

APPRISE Medicare Insurance Counseling

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The Issue

Medicare recipients have important decisions to make concerning their Medicare options.  Medicare often confuses and overwhelms people because of the complexity of the insurance options and coverage issues. No senior's health or finances should be at risk just because they had trouble navigating the Medicare process.

Our Impact

GECAC APPRISE Counselors assist more than 3,500 seniors concerning Medicare insurance each year. Counselors help them choose the right coverage plan, provide information, and sort through all of the different benefit options.


COVID-19 Information: GECAC offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19 but our dedicated staff is serving clients via phone, email, and virtual. APPRISE Medicare Insurance Counseling is being conducted via phone and email. Call 814-459-4581 Ext. 519 to speak to an APPRISE staff member. 

APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help seniors with Medicare.

  • Understand your Medicare benefits by explaining what services are covered under Medicare Parts A and B and your Medicare Summary Notice
  • Understand your Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) benefit
  • Make informed choices about Medicare coverage options, Medigap policies, and Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Understand Medicare eligibility and enrollment
  • Understand financial assistance programs that may be available to help pay for your Medicare premiums, deductible, and co-pays, as well as your prescription drug needs (Extra Help and Medicare Savings Plan)
  • Understand and assist with the Medicare appeal process
  • Understand benefits under Long Term Care policies
  • By making presentations on Medicare to your group or organization

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Kim Malone
Senior Centers Director
814-459-4581 Ext. 519