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Jennifer Beam


Jennifer is the social media manager for AARP Advocates.

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AARP: Social Security COLA is Critically Important

Posted on 10/30/2013 by | Campaign Outreach | Comments

Chained CPI would make small COLA even smaller. AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond offered the following statement in reaction to today’s announcement by the Social Security Administration of a 1.5 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2014: “The annual Social Security COLA is critically important to the financial security of the nearly 58 million Americans receiving benefits. By providing protection against inflation, the COLA helps beneficiaries of all ages maintain their standard of living, keeping many from falling …

Social Security Generates $30.4 Billion in Economic Activity, Supports 190,000 Jobs in Massachusetts

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | Campaign Outreach | Comments

AARP Study Quantifies Social Security Benefits’ Critical Contributions to National, State Economies A new study from the AARP Public Policy Institute calculates that each dollar paid to Social Security beneficiaries in Massachusetts generates nearly two dollars in spending by individuals and businesses, adding about $30.4 billion in total economic output to the Bay State economy – and about $1.4 trillion to the national economy – in 2012. The report also finds the $16.4 billion paid in Social Security benefits in …

Medicare Open Enrollment Means Time to Evaluate Your Current Coverage

Posted on 09/20/2013 by | Campaign Outreach | Comments

Mark your calendar because Medicare open enrollment is coming very soon! Medicare open enrollment, also called the Medicare Annual Election Period, is the one time each year when you can make changes to your coverage options, in the event that your health or the health of your loved ones has changed in the past year. Each year, the Medicare open enrollment period begins on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and ends on Saturday, Dec, 7. Whether you have original Medicare, Medicare Advantage …

AARP Announces Health Law Tool for Consumers

Posted on 08/7/2013 by | Campaign Outreach | Comments

Association to Continue Nationwide Education Effort   What will the Affordable Care Act mean for you? Health Law Answers, AARP’s new online resource, is a quick and easy way to get customized information based on where you live, gender, your family size, income and insurance status. Answering just seven simple questions generates a report about what benefits may be available to you and your family and where to find more information. The tool is also available in Spanish – …

Kira’s Advocacy Update

Posted on 08/2/2013 by | Campaign Outreach | Comments

On Tuesday, July 30, State Director Mike Festa testified at a hearing of the Massachusetts State Legislature’s Joint Health Committee in support of two bills relating to the protection of assets for those on Medicaid and planning for long-term services and supports.  One, An Act Regarding the Countable Assets of Medical Assistance Recipients, would exempt the funds held by a community spouse in an individual retirement account, Keogh plan, or similar pension fund from counting against the Medicaid assistance of …

EVENT: Tele-town Hall on Social Security, Medicare!

Posted on 06/27/2013 by | Campaign Outreach | Comments

By Kira Hessekiel, Advocacy and Outreach Support, AARP Massachusetts You’ve Earned a Say Tele-town Hall Friday, June 28 @ 11AM Medicare and Social Security: you’ve done your part and paid into these programs, and you deserve to be involved in discussions about their future. As part of AARP’s national You’ve Earned a Say conversation, join AARP Massachusetts tomorrow, June 28 at 11AM for a tele-town hall and make your voice heard about the future of Medicare and Social Security.  State …