Urgent Alert: Tell your members of Congress to vote NO on damaging health bill!

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  The health care bill pushed by the leadership in the US House of Representatives has come back to life in an even more damaging form. The legislation would hit people 50-64 with an “age tax” that could cost them up to $13,000 a year. And the deal worked out behind closed doors would allow insurance companies to deny coverage or increase costs by thousands of dollars for people with pre-existing conditions. 25 million Americans between the ages of 50 …

IRS Announces Use of Private Debt Collectors

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is now working with private debt collection agencies to recover unpaid tax debts. Scammers could attempt to capitalize on potential confusion created by this new development. Here’s what you need to know. How it Works: If you have a long overdue federal tax account, IRS will mail you a letter informing you that it is turning over your account to a private debt collection agency. The letter will provide the name of the company and …

Prevenir Estefas

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Acompáñanos en un evento gratis de trituración de documentos Cada dos segundos a alguien le roban su identidad. Una buena manera de protegerte es triturando los documentos confidenciales que ya no necesitas, y la Red contra el Fraude, de AARP quiere ayudarte a hacerlo. Trae tus documentos confidenciales a nuestro evento Misión: Prevenir Estafas y los trituraremos gratis. Te tomará solo unos minutos y podrás ahorrarte muchos dolores de cabeza en el futuro. EVENTOS GRATUITO DE TRITURACIÓN Sábado, 22 de …

Join us for a free fraud fighting event

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Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Join us to fight back against fraud! The shred events will take place at the dates and locations below. Please note, the Hackensack event requires an RSVP and pre-registration. The others do not. Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Patten Park, 339 Reade St. Perth Amboy, NJ 08862 Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Jose Marti Freshman Academy 1800 …

CARTA AL EDITOR SOBRE LA CLASIFICACIÓN POR EDAD

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Todos nos sentimos presionados por los crecientes costos del cuidado de la salud. Ahora el Congreso está considerando aprobar una ley que permitiría a las compañías de seguro cobrar un “impuesto sobre la edad” adicional, y los más afectados serían los consumidores mayores de 50 años. Este proyecto de ley del Congreso perjudicaría más a los consumidores de entre 50 y 64 años, que son demasiado jóvenes para ser beneficiarios de Medicare. El “State Age Rating Flexibility Act of 2017” …

Medicare is a promise we need to keep

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  This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump.  He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings — and tweeting up a storm.  All of this makes it clear that our 45th president is eager to deliver quickly on the promises he made during his campaign. At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise:  The pledge he made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are …

New Jersey Assembly Speaker Prieto, Senate President Sweeney, named 2016 AARP Super Savers

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  Every day, AARP fights for New Jerseyans, focused on the issues they face in their daily lives.  To be successful, this work depends on the elected officials who write, support, and move legislation; who work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get things done; and who come together on critical votes that turn bills into law. To recognize the state elected officials who were integral to the passage of key legislation to help Americans retire with …

La ley CARE y Nueva Jersey

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AARP Nueva Jersey educa y defiende a las personas de 50 años o más en asuntos importantes para ellos, sus familias y  todos los residentes del estado.   En el 2014, Nueva Jersey se convirtió en el segundo estado en el país, después de Oklahoma, que gracias a la ley CARE (Aconsejar, Señalar y Posibilitar a los Cuidadores) apoyó a los cuidadores familiares. La ley, que se implementó el 12 de mayo del 2015, apoya a los 1.75 millones de …

The CARE Act and New Jersey

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In 2014, New Jersey became the second state in the nation, following Oklahoma, to support family caregivers with the CARE Act. The law, which became effective on May 12, 2015,  supports the 1.75 million family caregivers in New Jersey as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. What is the CARE Act? The CARE Act takes three commonsense actions that will make a world of a difference to family caregivers by requiring hospitals to: Identify a designated …

AARP supports lowering taxes on retirement income

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On behalf of our 1.3 million members in New Jersey, AARP supports proposals to increase the personal income tax pension and retirement income exclusion fivefold over three years. An income tax cut for retirees will help those who have lived and raised their families in New Jersey stay in New Jersey in their retirement years by allowing our middle class retirees to keep more of their hard-earned and hard-saved money to spend on goods and services throughout our state, supporting …