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Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends February 15

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

For those seeking to establish new healthcare coverage or renew their current plan, open enrollment through the Marketplace is currently ongoing until February 15, 2015. People interested in applying for coverage can do so online, by mail, by phone or in person. During this time, those who purchase coverage through the Marketplace may be eligible to receive a tax subsidy that is applied toward their monthly premium. This subsidy generally pertains to individuals with incomes below $46,700 or for families …

Gift Card Scams at Holiday Time

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

By: Virginia Brant, AARP Arizona Interim State President Buying a gift card for someone during the holiday season can be a good option if you’re stumped on what to get them.  But scammers may also be targeting gift cards by siphoning them of their funds before they are gifted. Here’s how it works— scammers scan a store gift-card rack and access the number off the card. Once the card is actually activated, they drain the funds from the card before …

Gift Card Scams at Holiday Time

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2014 CONTACT:  Cynthia J. Fagyas, (602) 262-5165 By: Virginia Brant, AARP Arizona Interim State President Buying a gift card for someone during the holiday season can be a good option if you’re stumped on what to get them.  But scammers may also be targeting gift cards by siphoning them of their funds before they are gifted. Here’s how it works— scammers scan a store gift-card rack and access the number off the card. Once the card …

AARP Study Reveals Top Technologies That May Improve Driver Safety

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Driver Safety, in partnership with the MIT Age Lab and The Hartford recently completed a study that outlined vehicle technologies that help meet the unique needs, concerns and priorities of everyday drivers. According to the study, several technologies available today assist drivers in judging the distance between their car and others while on the road. These include:    Blind spot warning systems that alert drivers of unseen obstacles, particularly while changing lanes and parking.  Reverse monitoring systems that warn …

Jerry Watterworth on the Importance of AARP Arizona’s Community Educators Program

Posted on 12/15/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Jerry Watterworth of Scottsdale, Arizona, received his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He retired in 2011 from a long-standing career in international banking, and began looking for a volunteer opportunity that would allow him to give back to the community. “I saw an article in the newspaper announcing that AARP Arizona was recruiting volunteers for its Community Educators Program and it piqued my interest,” said Watterworth. The AARP Arizona Community Educators Program (CEP) is unique in that it …

How Does the Affordable Care Act Affect You? Find Out on December 16

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Arizona will host a free presentation on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Learn about the new health care law and what it means for those with and without health insurance, for those on Medicare and for small business owners. When: Tuesday, December 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Where: Devonshire Senior Center 2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ For more information, please call the Devonshire Senior Center at  (602) 262-7807.