AARP Arkansas

Michael Rowett

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Michael is Associate State Director-Communications for AARP Arkansas. He may be reached directly at mrowett@aarp.org or 501-217-1625.

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Two political ads in Arkansas U.S. Senate race make unauthorized mention of AARP

Two political ads in Arkansas U.S. Senate race make unauthorized mention of AARP

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2014  Contact: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org Two political ads in Arkansas U.S. Senate race  make unauthorized mention of AARP LITTLE ROCK—A second political ad in the Arkansas U.S. Senate race makes unauthorized mention of AARP, the association’s Arkansas state office said today.  The ad, titled “Cuts,” contains the tagline “Paid for by Mark Pryor for U.S. Senate.” This ad mentions AARP in the voiceover and includes a visual depiction of AARP’s logo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_pDvk-b8nY&feature=youtu.be  AARP’s …

AARP Live returns April 17 with financial security focus

AARP Live returns April 17 with financial security focus

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

AARP Live returns Thursday, April 17,  with a conversation about financial security. Guest expert Lee Baker, a Certified Financial Planner, will answer viewer questions and share resources to help you plan, work and save, so you can make smart financial decisions and gain peace of mind for a secure future.   Encourage your friends and family to watch the program and call in live to ask a question at 877-731-6733 or tweet @aarplive #askaarplive.  Share the live stream link (www.aarp.org/rfd) on your …

FREE seminar available in 6 Arkansas cities on starting your own business

FREE seminar available in 6 Arkansas cities on starting your own business

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Interested in starting your own business in Arkansas? The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTC) is sponsoring a seminar in April on this topic, with options to attend events in Russellville, Hot Springs, Searcy, Little Rock, Hope and Jonesboro.  AARP members and veterans  attend FREE!  According to ASBTC, the seminar prepares potential business owners for the intensive business planning process; identifies major steps crucial to starting a business; discusses key issues that affect the success of your business; and discusses start-up requirements and …

Arkansans saved $26.2 million on Medicare Rx costs in 2013 thanks to health care law

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

 Arkansans on Medicare saved $26.2 million on prescription drugs in 2013 thanks to health care law Cumulative savings since 2010 total $78.3 million The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Arkansans on Medicare saved $26,182,735 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the health care law. These savings work out to an average discount per beneficiary of $737. in 2013, 35,525 Arkansans received Medicare “donut hole” discounts. Even more impressive: in the …

Hub 2 (Central Arkansas) volunteers to meet April 24

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

AARP Arkansas Hub 2 will meet Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AARP State Office in Little Rock. All volunteers in Pulaski, Saline, Garland, and Jefferson counties are invited to attend. RSVP is required; please call 501-217-1628. The AARP Arkansas State Office is located at 1701 Centerview Drive, Suite 205, Redding Building, Westlake Office Complex in Little Rock. Click on the link for a map and type in a starting address for directions.

Bill preserving Arkansas Private Option signed into law by Governor

Posted on 03/10/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

The State of Arkansas in 2013 passed a historic, bipartisan law to create the Private Option—so nearly 250,000 hard-working Arkansans could get affordable health insurance coverage. Perhaps the key issue before the Arkansas General Assembly during this year’s Fiscal Session was the vote necessary to preserve the Private Option. After considerable debate, the state House of Representatives voted 76-24 on March 4 to preserve the Private Option, following the state Senate’s 27-8 vote on Feb. 20. The House vote completed legislative action on the …