AARP Idaho Appoints New State President

AARP Idaho Appoints New State President

Posted on 04/17/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

About AARP | Idaho | Press AARP Idaho has appointed Tom Trail as state president – the highest state-level volunteer position within the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. AARP Idaho has more than 177,000 members statewide and more than 38 million members nationwide. Dr. Trail, a Moscow resident, will lead the AARP Idaho volunteer executive council and work to achieve AARP’s vision, mission and strategic priorities in the state. He will also promote AARP Idaho’s role in the Fraud Watch Network, a national effort designed to protect Americans …

Free Fraud Watch Network Event in Pocatello

Posted on 04/4/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events | Idaho AARP Idaho is hosting a free Fraud Watch Network event in Pocatello, Idaho at the Clarion Inn (1399 Bench Road). The conference takes place Thursday, April 17 from 9:15am until 1:30pm and includes a free lunch and door prizes. Speakers include Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, Pocatello Sheriff Lorin Nielson, former Idaho State Representative and current AARP volunteer president Tom Trail and local experts that will give you the tools and resources you need to stay protected from online identity theft, …

Sign Up for Watchdog Alerts to Guard Against Scams

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Idaho | Money & Work In a recent AARP survey, 92 percent of Idaho adults said they are concerned about providing personal information over the Internet. Even so, of those who have a Facebook account and are familiar with its privacy settings, one in five said they had never changed the settings. AARP is spreading the word about ways to guard against scams through its Fraud Watch Network. Open to people of all ages, the network keeps tabs on emerging scams, advises how to recognize …

Lewiston Scam Jam Conference

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events | Idaho AARP Idaho is co-sponsoring a free Scam Jam in Lewiston, Idaho at the Williams Conference Center on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College. The event takes place Thursday, April 3 from 9:00am until 3:30pm and includes a free lunch with keynote speaker Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. William “Bill” Deal, Director of the Idaho Department of Insurance will discuss the Affordable Care Act, and former Idaho State Representative and current AARP volunteer president Tom Trail will give closing remarks. Identity …

Affordable Care Act Saves Idahoans Money

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Idaho | Money & Work Idaho Residents Saved $35.1 million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Idaho residents on Medicare saved $35.1 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $742. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable …

The Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud

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

About AARP | Idaho | Money & Work A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud. The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net,” surveyed over 11,000 people nationally and 811 in the state of Idaho. According to the survey, 31 percent of Internet users in Idaho may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile. The national study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is …