Virginian fears loss of Affordable Care Act health coverage

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Watch Liane Kerry’s Story Liane Kerry works for a small business in northern Virginia, and was able to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.  The coverage literally saved her life when she suffered a major health challenge.  But because she’s over 50, the proposed new health care law that would replace the ACA would make her premiums increase and she would lose the subsidy that helps her buy her insurance. Would you have to give up your health insurance …

Volunteer reporters needed!

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Do you like to write, or are you an amateur photographer?  Maybe you’re a Facebook or Twitter expert.  Join our volunteer communications team — the Virtual Volunteer Newsroom — and tell the world about what AARP Virginia is doing in your community.  Your job would be to attend AARP events in your area, take photos, post to social media, and write a story about what happened.  If you’ve ever wanted to join the world of journalism, now is your chance! …

AARP Virginia Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare

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  ‘Voucher’ Plan Would Increase Costs, Risks for 1.2 Million Virginians Today and Millions More in Years to Come RICHMOND, Va. — AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Virginians who have paid into the program their entire working lives.   More than 1.2 million Virginians currently rely on Medicare for their health care, and nearly 1.7 million more will become eligible for Medicare in …

Medicare is a promise we need to keep

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As the country watches its new President and Congress get to work, AARP’s top priority is based on one important promise:  The pledge President Donald Trump made not to cut Medicare.   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 …

AARP to Focus on Family Caregivers at January 24 Lobby Day

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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 680 WOULD ESTABLISH TASK FORCE TO STUDY ISSUE   RICHMOND_ AARP members and family caregivers will head to the Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday, January 24 to urge their legislators to pass a resolution to help people who care for family members at home.  More than 100 people are expected to visit their legislators on Tuesday morning.   Participants will gather at 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 8th and Grace Streets before heading to …

HELPING VIRGINIA WORKERS SAVE FOR RETIREMENT HIGHEST AARP VIRGINIA POLICY PRIORITY IN 2017

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RICHMOND _   AARP volunteers head to the Virginia General Assembly next week to ask legislators to start a program to help workers save for retirement.   With more than 1 million members in Virginia, AARP is the largest organization working on behalf of people age 50+ in the Commonwealth.  When lawmakers head to the capitol next week, AARP Virginia advocates will ask them to pass legislation to help workers save for retirement with a Work and Save Plan.   AARP …

Attention Small Business Owners! Work & Save Could Help You!

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Do you own or work for a small business that can’t afford to offer a retirement plan to employees? AARP Virginia is working on legislation that would help small businesses provide retirement plans to their employees.  Similar to 529 college savings plans, the state program would help businesses offer retirement programs to their workers, giving them the ability to save through payroll deduction. If you are a small business owner, or work in a small business, and would like to …

Virginia General Assembly 2017: AARP Working for Work & Save

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When the Virginia General Assembly comes to town Jan. 11 for its 2017 session, AARP will be advocating to ensure that more Virginians have access to a retirement account at work. Delegate Luke Torian and Senator Frank Ruff are sponsoring legislation to create a retirement program for workers who do not have access to an employer-sponsored plan.  Similar to 401(k) plans, workers would have the option of saving for retirement through payroll deduction. Why Virginians Need Work and Save Social …

Keep in the know with AARP Virginia on social media

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Do you tweet? Is Facebook your friend? Connect with AARP on social media to keep up with the latest news! Check out our Facebook page to find out about upcoming events in your community, see the latest tips, tools and resources.  Like and share our posts to help spread the helpful information. Follow us on Twitter @AARPVa to get up-to-the-minute updates and live reports from AARP events!  Favorite and retweet our posts and let all your friends know about the …

AARP Virginia Honors Warren Stewart with President’s Award; Introduces Melvin Evans as New State President

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AARP Virginia has presented Warren Stewart of Norfolk with the President’s Award for Community Service and introduced Melvin Evans of Windsor as the organization’s volunteer State President.   The President’s Award for Community Service is given to deserving individuals or groups chosen at the AARP State President’s discretion. Past recipients have included exceptional chapter presidents and community outreach, advocacy, and training volunteers who have furthered AARP’s socialimpact agenda. AARP Virginia State Director Jim Dau presented the 2016 awards to three …