It’s open enrollment season in the United States, so if you need to sign up for an individual health insurance plan through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace or you want to learn more about Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care, today’s show is for you.  Our guest is Thad Hooker, an insurance agent and broker with the Assurance Group, who has worked in health care for over twenty years.  Thad gives us an overview of the ACA marketplace plans, he tells us what to look for in choosing a plan and explains why one type of plan might be better for you than another. He also defines some confusing terms, talks about Medicare and Medicaid, dispels some major misconceptions about both programs, and he explains three different ways to accomplish the goal of having long-term care insurance.  Get out your pen and paper, take notes and send us your questions and feedback so we can provide more information in a future episode: jana@agewyz.com.

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Thad and his daughter (a.k.a. covered dependent)

Contact Thad: tnhooker@assuregrp.com | 954-854-1197 (cell phone)

Music: “Wandering Path” by Dlay | CC NY NC ND | Free Music Archive