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A Special Notice to Washington Residents, or those from Oregon or Idaho who work in Washington

Ferris Long Term Care Insurance is licensed to handle all of your long term and short term care insurance needs.
Sincere, Ethical and Honest Service
Ferris Long Term Care Insurance – Spokane, Washington​

Providing long term, short term and life insurance for Spokane and All of Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

Ferris Long Term Care Insurance was founded in Spokane, WA in 2011 by Joel Ferris, Jr. It is an independent insurance agency specializing in all facets of long term care insurance planning. Joel received extensive training as a captive agent with the retail channel of Genworth Financial the industry leader in long term care insurance. Joel was a member of Genworth’s Pacific Northwest Regional Office out of Tukwila, WA between 2011 and 2015. He was one of about 450 captive agents for Genworth nationally. At the time Genworth was the largest provider of long term care insurance in the United States and the PNW regional office was the #1 ranked Genworth office in the US. 

Joel was also affiliated with the Spokane office of Northwest Planning, Inc., between 2015 and 2019. Northwest Planning was one of the pioneers in the field of long term care planning in the Inland Northwest since its founding in 1991. Joel was an Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) for Dave Ramsey in Spokane, North Idaho, Montana and Western Wyoming. Joel also was the founder of the Spokane Elder Resource Team which gave free public workshops about long term care planning throughout the greater Spokane area between 2014 and 2018. 

Currently Joel owns and manages a solo insurance practice focusing on the long term care planning needs of individual clients as well as corporate worksite clients. He is committed to ethical, honest business practices and high-quality customer service for each and every client.

Joel Ferris
Agency Owner
Customer Reviews​
We found him to be very knowledgeable, personable, and exceptionally responsive.
Kim T,
Spokane, WA
I wouldn’t call you a salesman, I would call you a guide.
Don B,
Petersburg, AK
Thank you again Joel for all your help.
Becky F,
Powell, WY
It has been a pleasure to work with Joel.
Carolyn J,
Spokane, WA
Joel was so helpful-he even arranged a conference call with my carrier…
Meg M,
Spokane, WA
We recommended Joel to our class and to our friends.
Jim D,
Post Falls, ID

Long Term Care and Planning Resources

We specialize in long term care insurance planning, both for individuals and for groups.

Cost of Care Calculator

Using Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey tool below, you and your family can calculate the cost of long term care across the U.S.

Plan Well, Age Well Podcast

Long Term Care & Medical Planning Podcast: Joel Ferris discussed the need for creating a long-term care insurance plan.

How to Hire In-Home Help For Aging Parents

How to hire in-home help when your aging parents don’t want to move and the types of care options available. Includes helpful information and resources.

Why the WSJ is Wrong About Long Term Care Planning: Forbes

Forbes explores the Wall Street Journal article, “Millions Bought Insurance to Cover Retirement Health Costs. Now They Face an Awful Choice.”

True Freedom Premier Plans

The next step in long term care planning.

Short Term Home Care Insurance From GTL

Up to 360 days of coverage. Currently available for Montana & Idaho.Not yet available in Washington.

True Freedom Premier Plans

The next step in long term care planning.

Short Term Home Care Insurance From GTL

Up to 360 days of coverage. Currently available for Montana & Idaho.Not yet available in Washington.

Medicare Planning & Consultation

Our preferred Medicare specialist in the Greater Spokane Area for Medicare Advantage, Supplements and Drug Plans

For Medicare Planning & Consultation: I highly recommend Julie Shepherd-Hall and her team at Integrity Insurance Solutions as your trusted source of advice on all things relating to Medicare Planning. This can be a confusing topic and you want someone who is a real pro and very patient to give you the latest information in easy to understand language and help you make just the right choice for your plan, based on your needs. Go see Julie and her team!

Recent News & Updates

Below is a link to the state of Washington government website that oversees the state mandated long-term care insurance program known as the Cares Fund. The website provides up-to-date, real time information about how the program is being administered, recommended improvements to the plan from a special oversight taskforce, and the ability to participate in Zoom meetings relating to the Cares Fund and the opportunity to provide comments and suggestions to state legislators and administrators of the program.