Join Us March 8 for Fraud Watch Lunch Program in Gering

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Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Don’t let it be yours! Learn how to spot a scam and protect your personal information from falling into the hands of con artists. You are invited to attend an AARP Fraud Watch Network lunch program to help you stay ahead of the scammers. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required by March 6.     AARP Fraud Watch Network Lunch Program Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:00 Noon – …

AARP Opposes Constitutional Convention to Enact Balanced Budget Amendment

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AARP Nebraska today issued the following statement in opposition to L.R. 6, which calls on the Nebraska Legislature to submit a request to Congress calling for a constitutional convention. “LR6 would serve as Nebraska’s application for a convention of states under the authority of Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing constitutional amendments.  While such a convention, according to Article V, “shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes,” a common reason given for seeking a convention is …

AARP Nebraska Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare

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AARP  has launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Nebraskans who have paid into the program their entire working lives. Congressional proposals to change Medicare into a voucher system would dramatically increase health care costs and risks for both current and future retirees.  Over the next few weeks, AARP staff and volunteers will meet with members of Congress to underscore that this proposal would put nearly 300,000 …

Get Free Tax Help from AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers

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From Feb. 1 through April 18, AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially people age 50 and older who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members and includes more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, …

Medicare Is A Promise We Need to Keep

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By Dave Holmquist, State President, AARP Nebraska At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program.  “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago. “ Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. …

AARP Nebraska Urges Legislative Study on Retirement Savings

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AARP is urging state lawmakers to conduct a legislative study on how to improve retirement savings prospects for Nebraskans. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, just 48 percent of private sector employees in Nebraska were enrolled in a retirement plan in 2012, a decline from 55 percent in 2000. State Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue introduced LB 79, the Small Business Retirement Marketplace Act, to provide small business employees with access to retirement plans. Due to the cost …

Proposed Tax Credit Supports Family Caregivers, Holds Down Medicaid Costs

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AARP has announced support for legislation to grant targeted tax credits to low- and middle-income Nebraskans who are caring for loved ones in their homes. On Jan. 26, the Legislature’s Revenue Committee held a hearing on LB 65, which would provide up to $300 in annual tax credits to family caregivers with incomes below 400 percent of the federal poverty level. That’s $67,080 for a two-person household. The caregiver also would need to be caring for a person with income …

AARP survey shows Nebraskans support stronger consumer protections for payday loans

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Nebraskans age 18-plus believe that it is important to strengthen consumer protection laws to prohibit excessive annual interest rates for payday loans, according to a new AARP statewide survey of 950 Nebraska residents. Additionally, Nebraskans believe that the very high annual percentage rates payday lenders in the state can charge consumers should be capped or limited. In the report released today, more than three-fourths (77 percent) of Nebraskans age 18 and older support changes in state law to prohibit annual …

Tax-Aide Seeks Nebraska Volunteers for Upcoming Tax Season

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The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals across Nebraska. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in …

David Holmquist Appointed State President of AARP Nebraska

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David Holmquist of Omaha has been named the new volunteer state president of AARP Nebraska. In his role serving nearly 200,000 Nebraska members age 50 and over, Holmquist chairs the state executive council and works with the state director to provide vision and leadership for AARP’s work at the state and community level. The state president serves as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in Nebraska. “It is an honor for me to serve as the volunteer president of AARP in …