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Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

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Open Enrollment is starting this week for Affordable Care Act health insurance plans, and enrollment for Medicare opened a couple of weeks ago. Today, we talk with a health care navigator about what has changed and what hasn’t since what’s known as “Obamacare” has come in the crosshairs of our current president.

We’ll find out whether or not recent executive orders impact Florida health insurance plans and learn how to overcome some of the roadblocks you may encounter as you try to enroll.

Health Care Navigator Marilyn Gregory with the Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida will be in the studio to answer your questions.

Rachel Iacovone is a reporter and associate producer of Gulf Coast Live for WGCU News. Rachel came to WGCU as an intern in 2016, during the presidential race. She went on to cover Florida Gulf Coast University students at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Capitol Hill and Southwest Floridians in attendance at the following day's Women's March on Washington.Rachel was first contacted by WGCU when she was managing editor of FGCU's student-run media group, Eagle News. She helped take Eagle News from a weekly newspaper to a daily online publication with TV and radio branches within two years, winning the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best Use of Multimedia in a cross-platform series she led for National Coming Out Day. She also won the Mark of Excellence Award for Feature Writing for her five-month coverage of an FGCU student's transition from male to female.As a WGCU reporter, she produced the first radio story in WGCU's Curious Gulf Coast project, which answered the question: Does SWFL Have More Cases of Pediatric Cancer?Rachel graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.