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Mary Tritsch


Mary Tritsch is the Associate State Director of Communications at AARP Kansas.

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AARP Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell

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

      WASHINGTON, DC — The following is a statement by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court:   “AARP applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s King v Burwell decision today that allows individuals who purchased health insurance through the federal exchange to continue receiving subsidies to help pay premiums. The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) goals of improving affordability and removing barriers to access for health insurance have been critical in reducing the number …

Beware of Online Romance Scams!

Posted on 06/12/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

Online romance scams are on the rise. Scammers set up fake profiles on dating sites and social networks in order to gain your trust and acquire sensitive information. They will pose as thoughtful, caring individuals with the hidden intent to scam you out of money.   The FBI estimates that Americans lost $82 million to online dating fraud during the last six months of 2014. Losses from these scams rose 61% between 2011 and 2013, which is why it is …

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers Save Money for Kansans

Posted on 05/22/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

By Steve Robins, Kansas State Coordinator, Tax-Aide April 15 marked the end of the 2014 tax season. It was an especially challenging year as our volunteers dealt with questions about whether taxpayers had health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. But that didn’t stop the 387 Kansas AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers from preparing taxes at 77 sites throughout the state. We completed over 18,100 federal and 18,600 state tax returns at no charge to our clients. That represents over …

Join Our Virtual Career Fair on June 9, 2015

Posted on 05/22/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

      AARP presents its next Virtual Career Fair (VCF) on Tuesday, June 9, from 9 am – 1 pm CT, featuring at least 20 Life Reimagined for Work* Pledge organizations. At least 20 organizations such as AT&T, American Red Cross, BB&T, Blue Buffalo, AlliedBarton, and Optum will connect with experienced workers through their virtual booths.   Job seekers can chat with recruiters, submit their résumés, view job openings, and tap into on-site resources. There will also be scheduled chats where …

AARP Testimony for KCP&L Rate Hike Request Public Hearing

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

May 18, 2015 Kansas Corporation Commission AARP Kansas Comments on KCP&L Gas Docket No. 15-KCPE-116-RTS By David Wilson, AARP Kansas Lead Volunteer   Chair Shari Fiest Albrecht, Commissioner Jay Scott Emler, and Commissioner Pat Apple, thank you for the opportunity to provide comments concerning the KCP&L rate increase request, Docket No.15-KCPE-116-RTS. For the record, my name is David Wilson and I serve as a Lead Volunteer and Past State President for AARP Kansas. AARP Kansas has more than 320,000 members …

KCP&L Rate Hike Hearing–May 18 at KU Edwards Campus

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

AARP Kansas is encouraging customers of Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) who live in Kansas to make their voices heard about the proposed rate hike the company has requested be approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC). In January 2015, KCP&L filed for a rate increase to up electricity rates by 12.5%. For an average residential customer, this increase, if approved, would result in an additional monthly charge of approximately $11.67 per household. The KCC is holding a public hearing …