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The CARE Act is now law in NJ and will benefit caregivers and their loved ones

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

  © iStockPhoto\kali9 Caring for loved ones is a 24/7 job with no paid time off. That’s one reason why AARP is working so hard to make life just a little easier for those who give so much taking care of others. And that’s why we are so thankful to have strong leaders such as Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senator Joe Vitale, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, and Senator Bob Singer, AARP New Jersey’s Capitol Caregivers, in our corner. These caregiving trailblazers …

Health Insurance Marketplace is Open Until February 15

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

© iStockPhoto\YinYang We’ve reached Year Two of the Health Insurance Marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. Millions of previously uninsured – and uninsurable – people got coverage in the first year. If you don’t have insurance currently, or if you purchased a plan through the Marketplace last year, now’s the time to act. Here are some important things to know: Open enrollment began on November 15, 2014 and ends on February 15, 2015. This means that if you want …

Valentine’s Day Last Minute Gift Ideas

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the pressure is on to impress your significant other. Are you ready? For those who have left their gifts for the last minute or want to add a little something special, have no fear! We have some cute last-minute gift ideas you can make with love by hand with readily available materials.   52 Things I Love About You   © Visual Heart Display your love on a deck of cards. This …

Resource Cheat Sheet

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

© iStockPhoto\donskarpo Many times, resources are more readily available than you think. You just have to know where to look. Below are some key resources that AARP has been working to provide for you. AARP Smart Driver What is it? – A defensive driving course focusing on the rules of the road, driving situation techniques, and how to handle aggressive drivers. Those who enroll may be eligible for a discount of 5% on car insurance. Who can use it? – …

How NJSHARES is working to ease utility assistance woes in New Jersey

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

  ©iStockPhoto\piranka Whether you are a PSE&G, JCP&L, or Atlantic City Electric customer, rest assured in knowing that AARP has worked, or in some cases, is still working, to ensure that utility customers across the state don’t pay a dime more than necessary when it comes to their utility bills. However, despite our efforts, we know that utility bills are still high in this state, and that the winter cold, which we are still in the midst of, can make …

How the Affordable Care Act Affects Tax Returns, and Free Income Tax Preparation to Help You Through It

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

  ©iStockPhoto\dina2001 by Gary Blauth AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to prepare your IRS and NJ tax returns. We have 1,000 volunteers at 150 NJ locations who are ready to assist you. We prepared about 38,000 tax returns last year. You can find a convenient location by going to the AARP website www.aarp.org/taxaide and clicking on “AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Locator”, or by calling 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669). This year, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects some tax returns. If …