Public Comments Sought on Feasibility of State-Sponsored Retirement Plan for Private Sector Employees

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy The Connecticut Retirement Security Board (CRSB) has issued a request for public comment and information regarding the feasibility of a state-sponsored retirement plan for private sector employees. The CRSB was created this year by Public Act 14-217.  The Board’s mandate is to conduct a market feasibility study on the implementation of a public retirement plan for private sector employees currently without access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan.  AARP supports the creation of such a plan and is helping to inform …

10 Tips to Prevent ID Theft

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy There are 10 things Connecticut residents and all Americans do that put them at increased risk for identity theft according to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network study.  The new report, along with recent eye-opening interviews with convicted ID thieves, reveal that Americans are falling even further behind in the fight to protect their identities as scam artists go digital. The AARP Fraud Watch Network survey of 2,250 Americans ages 18+ shows common mistakes people make that put them at …

AARP CT 2014 Gubernatorial Candidates Video Voter Guide

Posted on 09/23/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy With a tight race anticipated for Connecticut’s next Governor, AARP is making sure that voters know where the candidates stand on issues important to them and their families. “AARP wants to make sure our members and all voters know what the candidates are saying – and not saying – about key issues that matter to them and their families,” said AARP State Director, Nora Duncan. “Our nonpartisan voter guides help voters cut through the political clutter and pressure candidates to share …

CT Residents Give Communities High Marks for Livability

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy How livable is your community?  A new AARP survey of Connecticut residents age 40 and older finds a lot to like about living in Connecticut, as well as areas that need improvement to help residents remain in their homes and communities as they age. The new report: Road to Livability, found that the vast majority of those surveyed rate their communities well in terms of a place to live as they age, and in the types and availability of services …

Older Voters a Key to Governor’s Race

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy By Natalie Missakian With state residents facing what is expected to be a close race for governor Nov. 4, AARP Connecticut is making sure voters know where the candidates—Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) and former ambassador Tom Foley (R)—stand on issues that matter to older residents. “It’s going to be a very highly contested, very tight election. It’s right up there as being the most competitive race in the country,” said John Erlingheuser, AARP Connecticut advocacy director, noting that Malloy defeated …

AARP, Consumer Advocates Oppose CL&P Rate Hike

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Connecticut | Comments

Advocacy AARP Connecticut and Connecticut Consumer Action Group (CCAG) are urging residents to contact the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and tell them to reject what they call an “unfair and unreasonable” rate request by the Connecticut Light and Power Company (CL&P) that would increase an individual customer’s bill by an average of $150 a year. According to AARP State Advocacy Director, John Erlingheuser, “If you live in a town serviced by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and the company …