Join the Conversation with the Lieutenant Governor

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP Idaho invites members to chat with Lt. Gov. Brad Little (R) during a tele-town hall on Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to noon. Mark Estess, AARP state director, will host the event, giving participants a chance to ask questions or voice concerns about how the state is responding to its aging population. Little will address topics such as the health insurance marketplace, consumer protections, Medicaid expansion and the need to provide resources for the increasing number of Idahoans who …

Are you making good decisions with your money?

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Money & Work Free, fun and family focused–all ages are welcome!   As part of the nationwide Smart Investing @ Your Library program, AARP Idaho is working with the Idaho Commission for Libraries to offer free educational financial literacy fairs. These fairs will feature Idaho non-profit organizations who will provide information to help you and your family make effective decisions about your money. Topics will include: Preparing for retirement Basic budgeting Saving for college Basic investing Identity theft prevention   Join AARP Idaho …

Help Idahoans Who Need it the Most

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Money & Work This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  Last year, 278 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 32,000 Idahoans file their federal and state returns. Refunds in Idaho totaled more than $19 million. …

Sign Up for Watchdog Alerts to Guard Against Scams

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

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 …

Affordable Care Act Saves Idahoans Money

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

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

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 …