The Hughes Agency will present a free informational event, "Healthcare 2018...What You Need To Know" on Tuesday October 24 at 6pm at the Smithfield Center. There are several significant changes to our local healthcare markets and Affordable Care Act laws that will significantly impact a large percentage of people in our area. Without up-to-date and relevant information available, consumers may find themselves without coverage and/or unable to afford it. The Affordable Care Act continues to confuse and complicate matters and people need to know their options and need to be well informed. This will be an interactive event and agents will field questions from the audience to address their concerns, and help everyone prepare for the upcoming Open Enrollment season which begins on November 1.