AARP Fights ID Theft and Fraud in Idaho

AARP Fights ID Theft and Fraud in Idaho

Posted on 01/13/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Advocacy AARP is mounting a local campaign to fight identity theft and fraud through its Fraud Watch Network. Identity theft and other forms of fraud pose a serious threat in Idaho. Frauds and scams cause billions in loses every year. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is designed to give Idahoans access to information to help protect them and their families from theft and fraud. It’s free and open to everyone – members, non-members and people of all ages – and it …

AARP Idaho hosts Sen. Crapo for Telephone Town Hall

AARP Idaho hosts Sen. Crapo for Telephone Town Hall

Posted on 10/28/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Advocacy AARP Idaho is pleased to host a telephone town hall with U.S. Senator Mike Crapo on Tuesday, October 29th from 11:00am to 11:55am (Mountain Time).  If you have questions for the Senator or would just like to listen in, feel free to join discussion by calling toll free 1-877-229-8493; PIN = 17642. As Idaho’s senior senator, Crapo is the Ranking Member (lead Republican) of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee which addresses expansion of home ownership, regulatory issues, …

Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind

Posted on 09/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy AARP Idaho wants to know what’s on members’ minds. Preparing to develop programs and advocate legislation for about 480,000 Idahoans age 50-plus, AARP is asking state residents to speak up about issues, programs and services that are important to them. An online member survey will gauge opinions on issues ranging from Social Security and Medicare to fraud prevention, utility rates, hunger relief, brain health, caregiving, long-term care and property tax relief. The survey results will be used to plan seminars, …

AARP state director Mark Estess appointed to health exchange board of directors

AARP’s Estess Appointed to Represent Consumers on Exchange Board

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter (R) has appointed Mark Estess, AARP Idaho state director, to the panel that is working to implement the new health insurance exchange.  Estess will be one of three members designated to represent consumers on the 19-member board that will develop rules for the state exchange. Enrollment in the online marketplace for affordable insurance opens Oct. 1, and it will be running on Jan. 1. Currently 278,000 Idahoans are without affordable health coverage. “The goal of the …

AARP Idaho Volunteers from Boise Visit Capitol Hill

AARP Idaho Volunteers from Boise Visit Capitol Hill

Posted on 06/12/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Advocacy WASHINGTON, DC – AARP volunteers and staff from Idaho and every other state in the nation visited Capitol Hill today to express opposition to the President’s proposed Social Security benefit cut known as Chained CPI and to support responsible solutions to strengthen Medicare for Idahoans. Meeting with Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch and  Representatives Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson and their staff, AARP volunteers urged our representatives to have a separate debate on Social Security and to back specific …

Idaho Adopts Health Exchange

Posted on 06/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy Thanks to state lawmakers and Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter (R), roughly 278,000 Idahoans lacking health insurance—including nearly 48,000 people ages 50 to 64—will be able to find affordable coverage this fall through a state insurance exchange. AARP Idaho testified in support before legislators and gathered petition signatures, ran ads and hosted a telephone town hall with the state insurance director and over 6,000 participants. An AARP-commissioned poll revealed broad Idaho support, even as 26 other states opted for federal exchanges. …