AARP Minnesota

Seth Boffeli

Biography:

Seth Boffeli is the Communications Director for AARP Minnesota. He is responsible for media inquiries, public speaking and public events. He has over 15 years of communications experience with a specific background in health and health care policy. Contact Seth at sboffeli@aarp.org.

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AARP & LEGISLATORS WORKING TO EXPAND RETIREMENT SAVINGS

AARP & LEGISLATORS WORKING TO EXPAND RETIREMENT SAVINGS

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

ST.PAUL — AARP Minnesota today unveiled a statewide survey that showed a growing concern over retirement savings in the Gopher State.  The survey engaged 1,000 Minnesotans over the age of 45 and found that 76 percent felt that they have not yet saved enough to retire and 72 percent support the idea of a state created retirement plan for those who lack access at their place of work. These results closely match national savings trends.  Nationally, the typical working-age household …

AARP Testifies in Support of Secure Choice

AARP Testifies in Support of Secure Choice

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Testimony By Jim Scheibel, AARP Volunteer Board Member Before the House Committee on Jobs On the Minnesota MN Secure Choice Plan  Wednesday, March 5, 2014   Mr. Chairman, Members of the committee, my name is Jim Scheibel. I am here today as a volunteer member of AARP Minnesota’s Executive Council.  On behalf of our more than 650,000 Minnesota members, AARP appreciates the opportunity to testify on this very important issue of retirement security for Minnesota workers and their families. We …

WILL PHILLIPS NAMED AARP MINNESOTA STATE DIRECTOR

WILL PHILLIPS NAMED AARP MINNESOTA STATE DIRECTOR

Posted on 02/26/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

AARP announced today that Will Phillips has been named State Director of AARP Minnesota.  There are nearly 700,000 AARP members in Minnesota and thousands of volunteers who work on advocacy, community service and education efforts on behalf of those over the age of 50.  AARP Minnesota is based in St. Paul, with a volunteer information center at the Mall of America.  Will Phillips has worked with AARP for more than nine years in various capacities.  Prior to being named Minnesota …

AARP FOCUSED ON FINANCIAL SECURITY DURING 2014 SESSION

AARP FOCUSED ON FINANCIAL SECURITY DURING 2014 SESSION

Posted on 02/25/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

AARP’s focus during the 2014 Legislative Session will be strengthening the financial security of Minnesotans.  Whether nearing retirement, or putting their kids through college, AARP is fighting to put financial security within reach for Minnesotans who work hard and plan for their future. In order to strengthen the financial security of all Minnesotans, including unpaid family caregivers, and protect utility customers from unfair price increases and the possibility that they could lose land line telephone service, AARP is focusing on …

AARP Focused on Financial Security for Unpaid Family Caregivers

AARP Focused on Financial Security for Unpaid Family Caregivers

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Today, more than 42 million family caregivers provide an estimated $450 billion in unpaid care for their loved ones.  The estimated value of the care provided by family and friends in Minnesota is $8.9 billion annually. As the population ages, the number of workers providing care for their aging parents or relatives is on the rise. Family caregivers often struggle to balance work and family care giving responsibilities that can create financial hardship especially when caregivers lose income or have …

ENHANCE FINANCIAL SECURITY – ENACT THE MINNESOTA SECURE CHOICE PLAN

ENHANCE FINANCIAL SECURITY – ENACT THE MINNESOTA SECURE CHOICE PLAN

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

AARP is fighting to put financial security within reach for people who work hard and plan for their future. Our nation and its working families face an unprecedented crisis: a vast retirement savings deficit, estimated to be as much as $6.6 trillion, or about $57,000 per household. AARP is advocating for a commonsense solution that would enable more people in Minnesota to save for retirement at work. The Problem: Our Retirement Deficit According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, …