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

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 …

Video Explains the New Arkansas Health Connector

Video Explains the New Arkansas Health Connector

Posted on 08/23/2013 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

Local Resources As a service to our members, we’re posting this informative video to help explain the new Arkansas Health Connector. Starting October 1, 2013, you can shop for and compare health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. How it Works- The Arkansas Health Connector

AARP in northeast Arkansas

Posted on 04/26/2013 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

Local Resources AARP is working in communities across Arkansas to help people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities. We engage hundreds of volunteers who help us improve the lives of their families and neighbors through such programs as AARP Foundation Tax Aide*, AARP Driver Safety, local events and information fairs, and our advocacy work, just to name a few. This past year, more than 60 of your neighbors volunteered with us at the State Capitol, at St. Bernard’s Health & …