Beware of free Life Alert bracelet scam targeting AARP members

Posted on 07/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Local Resources Watch out for a call offering a free Life Alert bracelet to AARP members. It’s a phishing scam, and your best bet is to hang up! If you’ve spotted a scam like this one, please add it to AARP’s Fraud Watch Network map…and check out the latest alerts in your state:  http://bit.ly/1oM2jkC AARP’s Fraud Watch Network links you with experts, law enforcement and people like you who are on the lookout for scams. Check out the latest alerts from state Attorneys General …

Tornado recovery: find out how you can help

Posted on 04/28/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Local Resources   A series of deadly tornadoes swept through parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas the evening of Sunday, April 27, 2014. Particularly affected were the Faulkner County cities of Vilonia and Mayflower; western Pulaski County near Paron; and El Paso in southwest White County. In Arkansas, the confirmed death toll  is 15 with more than 100 injured. Officials ask people to please stay away from storm-damaged areas. Going there may hamper relief efforts. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is regularly updating a …

AARP Volunteers Make Tax Time Less Taxing

Posted on 01/29/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Local Resources AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance & preparation starting in February 2014. LITTLE ROCK— This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free …

AARP helps educate Arkansans on health insurance options

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Local Resources AARP Arkansas and several partners are co-hosting free public events across the state to help interested Arkansans know their health insurance options and get free help to sign up for affordable health insurance. Arkansans who haven’t signed up yet for coverage under the new health care law still have time to do so. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace continues through March 31, 2014. The Know Your Health Insurance Options 2014 Community Meetings Series is co-sponsored by AARP Arkansas, …

Meet Driver Safety Volunteer Coordinator Steven Gregory

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

Local Resources The AARP Driver Safety Program is adding volunteers and new curriculum to better serve our members and community. With that in mind, we want to introduce the volunteer coordinator who’s making driver safety his mission in Central Arkansas: Steven Gregory. Steven has some previous experience with driver safety; he oversaw driver safety for Fuji Color Processing’s WalMart distribution hub in Sherwood for three decades. For the past eight years he’s been volunteering as an instructor for AARP driver education and …

Tips on Buying Insurance in the Marketplace

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources AARP is helping people learn how to compare the benefits and costs of plans available through the state’s health insurance marketplace. Some 18 percent of Arkansans—including 15 percent of those ages 50 to 64—are uninsured. Arkansas plans to use new Medicaid money under the Affordable Care Act to help some people buy private insurance through the new marketplace, instead of adding them to traditional Medicaid, the health care program for low-income people. An individual with an annual income up to …