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Posted on 11/16/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16. 2015   CONTACT: AARP MEDIA RELATIONS, 202-434-2560,, @AARPMedia   Important Step Forward to Improve Access to Workplace Savings, says AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s  proposed rule today reaffirming the right of states to adopt retirement savings programs for their private sector workers won quick praise today from AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond. “AARP applauds the Department’s proposal to clear the way for state initiatives …

Majority of Consumers Susceptible to Holiday Giving Scams, AARP Survey Shows

Posted on 11/10/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Unaware of Most Common Scams, Consumers’ Actions Place them at Risk WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the holiday giving season approaching, a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network found that 70% of consumers failed a quiz about how to stay safe from common holiday scams, and many are regularly engaging in risky behaviors which could leave them at risk of being victimized by con artists. A report, “Beware the Grinch: Consumers At Risk of Being Scammed During the Holidays,” …

It’s time to compare and choose 2016 Medicare Part D plans

Posted on 10/26/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Consumers need to re-evaluate each year to get the best value prescription coverage plan October 26, 2015 ANCHORAGE — The annual window for Medicare beneficiaries to review their prescription drug, or Part D, insurance plan options for next year is open until Dec. 7, 2015. Alaskans who get both Medicaid and Medicare can enroll or change plans any time. “Consumers should always compare plans, but this year it’s more important than ever,” said Judith Bendersky of Alaska’s Medicare Information Office. …

AARP Gives Consumers Tools to Test Cyber Security during Awareness Month

Posted on 10/19/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

October 19, 2015 AARP Gives Consumers Tools to Test Cyber Security during Awareness Month Survey indicates many are leaving themselves vulnerable WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP today announced free online resources from the AARP Fraud Watch Network (FWN) are now available to consumers who would like to test cyber security vulnerability for themselves or family members during the month of October, designated as national Cyber Security Awareness Month. A cyber security survey conducted by the FWN indicates a high incidence of …

AARP Celebrates Medicare’s 50th Anniversary

Posted on 07/30/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Medicare program represents health security for millions of Americans July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP is pleased to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, the federal health insurance program for Americans age 65 and older, and younger people with certain disabilities and health conditions. “Medicare represents health security for all Americans,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. “For fifty years, AARP has advocated for strengthening and improving the Medicare program that is so critical to the health of tens …

AARP Statement on 2015 Medicare Trustees Report

Posted on 07/22/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2015 CONTACT: Greg Phillips, 202-434-2560,, @AARPMedia As Medicare celebrates 50th anniversary, AARP urges responsible solutions to ensure affordable health care for future generations WASHINGTON, DC—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to the 2015 Medicare Trustees report released today: “The latest Medicare Trustees report demonstrates yet again the ongoing financial challenges facing Medicare, along with the overall high cost of health care. By 2020, 64 million Americans are expected to …