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Health Insurance Checklist for Individuals Under 65 and Their Families

As we get closer to implementing the upcoming  provisions of the Affordable Care Act, it is important to know there are things you can do now to get ready to purchase insurance.

Here is a list of  “7 things you can do to get ready now” from the HealthCare.gov website.

1. Learn about different types of health insurance.  Through the Marketplace, you’ll be able to choose a health plan that gives you the right balance of costs and coverage.

2.  Make a list of questions you have before it’s time to choose your health plan. For example, “Can I stay with my current doctor” or “Will this plan cover my health costs when I’m traveling?”

3.  Make sure you understand how insurance works, including deductibles, out-of-pocket maximums, copayments, etc.  You will want to consider these details while you are shopping around.

4.  Start gathering basic information about your household income. Most people will qualify to get a break on costs, and you will need income information to find out how much you are eligible for.

5.  Set your budget.  There will be different types of health plans to meet a variety of needs and budgets, and breaking them down by cost can help narrow your choices.

6.  Find out from your employer whether they plan to offer health insurance, especially if you work for a small business. 

7.  Explore current options.  You may be able to get help with insurance now, through existing programs or changes that are in effect already from the new health care law.


At the Wooten Agency, our qualified agents are here to help you navigate and sort through these upcoming changes.  Call us today at 1-800-782-4425 or send us your information and we will be happy to call you.



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Client Testimonials

Affordable Care Act | Over 65 and Family Insurance | Wooten Agency

  • "This is a family-owned business who cares about their potential clients. I was looking for help with health insurance and even though it turns out I don't need new health insurance at this time, I feel compelled to write a review because of how thorough Brendan was. He was very knowledgeable and easy-going. He didn't seem pushy at all and listened to everything I had to say. He made sure he was getting all the information correct. I would recommend this agency for any insurance needs." - Doug C.
  • "I sought help from Wooten Agency; Ed, along with Nancy, took the bull by the horns and sorted things out for us very quickly. Shortly thereafter Ginny took over. She is definitely most qualified as a plan selector for Medicare plans and issues related to Medicare. My appreciation to Crystal for the gracious way she always responds to telephone calls and makes every effort to ensure one is not forgotten. And Dana....the one contact we had was enough to find out you are similarly inclined to help a client." - Frank V.
  • "You [Aaron] have been so helpful, and you have all taken a personal interest in my individual and specific questions in order to make the best insurance choices for my needs. Thank you all! I look forward to working together in the future months and years." - Susan H.
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