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Jason Erskine


Jason is Communications Director for AARP Washington.

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Medicare: Keeping Us Healthy for 50 Years

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Medicare:  Keeping Us Healthy for 50 Years By AARP State Director Doug Shadel and CMS Regional Administrator John Hammarlund   Fifty years ago, on July 30, 1965, the landscape of health care in America changed forever when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark legislation giving life to the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  As we commemorate Medicare’s 50th Anniversary, we celebrate the legacy of the program and commit ourselves to keep it strong for current and future generations. What is Medicare’s …

Are You Eligible for Property Tax Relief?

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

The Washington State legislature recently passed a Senate Bill 5186 that increased the qualifying income from $35,000 annual gross income to $40,000 for the senior/disability property tax exemption starting in October, 2015. The King County Assessor’s Office administers this exemption program for low-income seniors (61 years or age or older) or property owners with disabilities. Depending on your income, you may be eligible to receive a standard, partial  or full exemption. In addition, the value of your home will be …

Want to help us fight scams? – Become a volunteer fraud fighter!

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

The Fraud Watch Network from AARP and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office is kicking into high gear. Consumers across the state are eager to hear how they can avoid scams and fraud, but we need more volunteer speakers to help us spread the word! We invite individuals who are looking for meaningful volunteer work and who like to speak in public to please call (206) 517-9389 for information about the program, and to register for the free volunteer training …

Save The Date – Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

This summer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will recognize ways in which Medicare and Medicaid have transformed the nation’s health care system over the past five decades.  As we mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, we are reminded of the critical role these programs play in protecting the health and well-being of millions of families and improving America’s economic security. These are life changing programs that keep Americans healthy. To commemorate the anniversary, CMS Region …

Are you a small business professional? Join us at the 2015 Seattle Small Business Expo.

Posted on 06/28/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Come visit AARP Washington at the Seattle Small Business Expo on Thursday, July 16th. We’ll be sharing information about the recently passed Small Business Retirement Marketplace ─ a market-based approach to make it easier and less expensive for small businesses to offer retirement savings options to their employees. Today, a secure retirement is out of reach for millions of Americans, especially those who work for small businesses. Lack of savings puts individuals at risk of slipping into poverty when they retire …

Go back to college for just one day – AARP sponsors “One Day University” with the Seattle Times

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Washington | Comments

Be bold in the pursuit of knowledge! Spend an exhilarating day attending some of the most popular lectures currently offered at the country’s top universities. On October 10, 2015, The Seattle Times presents “One Day University,” sponsored by AARP Seattle. It’s a fascinating live event with award-winning speakers and world-changing ideas. You’ll hear stars of the academic world give their most mind-blowing, thought-provoking talks. Join us at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall, where you’ll spend the morning enhancing your …