Finding New Ways to Help Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Indiana | Local Resources By Nancy Johnson Connie Roberts of Elkhart was running herself ragged looking after her aging parents. For three years, with help from her siblings, she drove them to doctor appointments, cooked meals, did the laundry, cleaned their apartment, doled out medicines and handled their financial affairs. But she knew one thing: She didn’t want to put them in a nursing home. With help from their doctor and from REAL Services, the Area 2 Agency on Aging affiliate in South Bend, …

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Indiana By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Indiana | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

New AARP Report Profiles the Most Likely Victims of Online Fraud: IN Residents May Be at Higher Risk Based on Behavior and Life Experience

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

Indiana | Money & Work | Press Indianapolis, IN – 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 more than 11,000 people nationally and 562 in Indiana. According to the survey, 978,598 Internet users in Indiana 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 the …

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Indiana By Nicole Duritz Late night funnyman David Letterman has a Top 10 list for everything under the sun. As the initial enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace nears an end, we thought we’d try our hand at a Top 10. It may lack some of Dave’s humor, but it does offer you some really good reasons to sign up for insurance before the March 31 deadline. #10. That broken leg won’t fix itself. If you show up at an emergency …

Fraud Watch Network Offers Helpful Tips and Warnings

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Indiana | Money & Work By Nancy Johnson Earleen Boylls didn’t have a clear view of her mailbox from her Evansville home. Unfortunately, someone else did. In 2007, a woman stole a box of blank checks from Boylls’ mailbox and went on a spending spree. She went to Boylls’ bank and signed Boylls’ name on checks for cash. Posing as Boylls, she wrote checks for hundreds of dollars at stores and ordered electronics online, spending $8,800 in just a couple of days before Boylls could …