Deadline for health insurance coverage is March 31.

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Advocacy If you are under age 65 and not currently eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, it’s important to understand your insurance options in Alabama. The deadline to sign up for health insurance for this year to avoid paying a penalty is March 31, 2014. We strongly urge all Alabamians who are currently without health insurance to go to www.healthcare.gov to determine your eligibility for private insurance and subsidies. Alabama’s governor, Robert Bentley, continues to stand against Medicaid expansion, leaving many thousands …

Alabamians will still see high natural gas and electric bills in 2014

Posted on 12/13/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Advocacy In Alabama, electric and gas customers still pay some of the highest bills in the South, while Alabama’s big utilities reap some of the highest allowed profits in the country.  Following nearly a year of informal meetings by the Public Service Commission (PSC) on the rates and profits of Mobile Gas, Alabama Gas, and Alabama Power, the status quo remains with Alabamians seeing little if any relief on their utility bills. Mobile Gas, Alabama Gas, and Alabama Power are monopoly …

Join us at the Mobile Candidate Forum on Oct 21st, to learn where your candidates stand on issues that matter to you

Join us at the Mobile Candidate Forum on Oct 21st, to learn where your candidates stand on issues that matter to you

Posted on 10/16/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Advocacy Please join AARP Alabama, the University of South Alabama and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce as we host your candidates for Congress.  Learn where candidates stand on important issues. The event will be  from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, October 21, at The Mitchell Center, University South Alabama, located at 5950 Old Shell Road | Mobile, AL 36688. The forum is free and open to the public.   Reservations are kindly requested, but not required by calling toll-free to 866-542-8167 …

Even Alabama Power now admits new rate plan won't lower customer power bills

Even Alabama Power now admits new rate plan won’t lower customer power bills

Posted on 09/4/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Advocacy When the Alabama Public Service Commission recently approved a new rate structure for Alabama Power — by a 2-to-1 vote –  AARP began calling for the PSC to show us the numbers. The two commissioners voting for the new plan, Twinkle  Cavanaugh and Jeremy Oden, claimed it would result in lower power bills for Alabama Power customers. Terry Dunn disagreed, voting against the new plan, and said it might even raise power bills for hardworking Alabama families. AARP agreed with …

Posted on 08/30/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Advocacy Enough already! The Alabama Public Service Commission continues to put excessive profits before hard-working Alabamians. Just last month, the commission voted 2 – to – 1 to approve a new rate plan for Alabama Power that will do little, if anything, to lower bills. Commissioner Terry Dunn continues to be the lone champion of Alabama consumers and believes the plan won’t save money for consumers. AARP’s experts agree. Although the other two commissioners claim the plan will lower bills, they have …

AARP Calls Move by PSC "A Shell Game"

AARP Calls Move by PSC “A Shell Game”

Posted on 08/14/2013 by | AARP Alabama | Comments

Advocacy AARP Response to Public Service Commission’s Ruling on Ala Power, Show Us the Math, Not a Shell Game MONTGOMERY – In response to the Alabama Public Service Commission’s ruling regarding Alabama Power, Jesse Salinas, state director of AARP Alabama – which represents more than 450,000 members age 50 and older in Alabama – issued the following statement: “Show us the math. Today, the Public Service Commission put excessive profits before hard-working Alabamians. The PSC announced a decision that does little, …