Fight Looms Over ‘Secure Choice’ Plan

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Illinois | Money & Work By Lisa Bertagnoli For years, Carolyn Hicks has been pushing her employees to start saving for retirement. “It’s an educational thing,” said Hicks, who owns Renaissance Adult Day Services Inc., a Chicago-based firm that provides day and in-home care for older adults. Hicks, in business for 20 years, doesn’t offer a 401(k) or other savings program to her roughly four dozen employees. “I haven’t found one that fits our needs.” Hicks said she’d love to offer one, though, as it …

Come Experience Life@50+ in Miami!

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Illinois Join us May 14-16, 2015 in sunny Miami, Florida for AARP’s annual event & expo, Life@50+. With sessions featuring today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Culture, along with nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, there is something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP – informative, educational, exciting, entertaining and fun! Registration is just $35 for AARP Members, …

AARP Illinois Financial Security Forums – November

Posted on 10/23/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Illinois | Money & Work You work hard and you deserve a secure financial future. In today’s economic climate, you know you can’t count on Social Security alone to have the retirement you want.  After decades of hard work, you want financial independence and security to enjoy your future.  AARP is working to help you plan by providing free, unbiased information so that you can make smart financial decisions. That’s also why AARP is advocating for Senate Bill 2758 – the Illinois Secure Choice Savings …

AARP Illinois Honors Chicagoan With Highest Volunteer Award

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Illinois | Volunteering Chicago resident Kathy Schubert was recognized by AARP Illinois with the state’s highest volunteer honor, the 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service.  The award was presented to Schubert at a luncheon held in her honor at the American Red Cross in Chicago.  AARP also presented a monetary donation to the American Red Cross and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Schubert’s behalf. “AARP has long valued the spirit of service embraced by our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus,” said Bob …

Renewed Push for ‘Secure Choice’ Savings Plan

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Illinois | Money & Work AARP Illinois is pressing for legislation that would provide an automatic Roth IRA for more than 2 million people who currently lack access to a retirement savings plan at work. Under the Secure Choice Savings Program, any Illinois company that has been in business at least two years, has more than 25 employees and does not offer a retirement plan would be required to participate. Workers would be automatically enrolled in the IRA when hired unless they choose to opt …

What You Really Need to Know About Joining “Club Medicare”

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Illinois If you’re approaching 65, you’ve probably started looking into Medicare coverage.  And if you’ve started looking into Medicare coverage, you’ve probably found yourself a bit stressed over all of the policies, forms, options and acronyms.  We’re here to try to simplify things a bit.  We’ve boiled Medicare down to 5 things that you REALLY need to know.  Granted, there is much more to know about Medicare, but rather than spending countless hours at your computer staring at websites until your …