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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f40c0000Join us for a four-program series exploring issues related to retirement and aging. This live call-in program will feature guest experts who will answer listener questions on a variety of topics related to life after retirement.To participate in the discussion, submit your questions in advance at or call (509) 328-5877 during the broadcast April 10-13. The whole series is being recorded and the audio will be added to the posts below with more details. The broadcast is being presented in partnership with the Spokane Elder Resource Team.

Plan Well, Age Well: Long Term Care & Medical Planning - April 13 Podcast

Joel Ferris will discuss the need for creating a long-term care insurance plan and Dennis Fletcher will give an overview of Medicare planning options.

About the Experts

Joel Ferris, Northwest Planning Inc Independent Long Term Care Insurance Planning Specialist

Joel Ferris, the Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) for Long-Term Care Insurance serving The Greater Spokane Area, Northern Idaho, Western Wyoming and all of Montana. Joel has been a long-term care insurance Field Director for the top regional office in the U.S. for Genworth Financial. Joel is the registered principal agent with Northwest Planning, Inc. in Spokane, one of the pioneers in long-term care insurance planning in the Inland Northwest since 1991. Without a plan in place, long term care can be a challenging and potentially devastating event for an individual or family. Joel’s philosophy is that long term care insurance should be a vital and mandatory part of everyone’s retirement plan. Joel has the “heart of a teacher” and provides suitable and affordable long term care planning options for his clients. He prides himself on being a good listener because, “It’s not about me. We are talking about your plan and what is right for you and your family.” Joel is a Spokane native and a former owner/operator of a small business.

Dennis Fletcher, Fletcher Financial Group

Dennis Fletcher is the President of The Fletcher Financial Group Inc. The Corporation was established in 2006 after a lengthy stint as an independent insurance producer in and around Spokane County and North Idaho. Since then the Fletcher Financial Group has grown from a single producer to the go-to agency for all of your Medicare Insurance needs. The Fletcher Financial Group currently incorporates a sales force of well over 130 independent agents throughout Spokane, North Idaho, and Boise. The Fletcher Financial Group is recommended and is the sole Medicare Insurance educator for the two largest Physicians Group in Spokane as well as many other physicians groups throughout the area. The Fletcher Financial Group has five affiliated offices in Spokane, two in Coeur d’Alene, two in Sandpoint, and one in Vancouver WA. Our Philosophy is if you have to sell somebody you did them a disservice. Educate them as to their choices and then service them with a smile.