Tips on Getting Insurance in the Exchange

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP AARP Louisiana is encouraging state residents who need health insurance to check out the online marketplace, which opened Oct. 1. Created by the Affordable Care Act, the marketplace gives consumers a way to compare plans and apply for tax credits to help cover insurance costs. The plans offered could help the 16 percent of Louisianans ages 50 to 64 who are are uninsured—as well as those who are paying too much for private insurance or who previously were denied coverage …

Contact AARP Louisiana

Posted on 08/1/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

About AARP AARP Louisiana is making a difference where you live with two locations to serve you. AARP State Office 301 Main Street, Suite 1012 Baton Rouge, LA  70825 Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. AARP Community Resource Center 3502 S. Carrollton Avenue, Suite C New Orleans, LA  70118 Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call: 1-866-448-3620 Email: la@aarp.org Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter! Learn about events and activities happening in your community and …

AARP Louisiana visits Capitol Hill to talk Social Security and Medicare

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

About AARP State Director Nancy McPherson and volunteer State President Brenda Hatfield along with AARP volunteers and staff from every other state in the nation visited Capitol Hill today.  They are expressing their opposition to the President’s proposed Social Security benefit cut known as Chained CPI and to support responsible solutions to strengthen Medicare for Louisianans. Nancy and Brenda are meeting with Senators Landrieu and Vitter, Congressman Scalise and Staff from Congressman Cassidy and Boustany’s offices.  They are urging our representatives to …

Do you know an exceptional volunteer?

Posted on 04/26/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

About AARP AARP Louisiana is calling for nominations for the 2013 Andrus Award for Community Service — the most prestigious and visible volunteer award. AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to the life and vision of our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Her motto, “to serve, not to be served,” has shaped our community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Each year, AARP honors the legacy of Dr. Andrus with the AARP State Andrus Award for …

Looking to start your own business? Start here!

Posted on 04/26/2013 by | AARP Louisiana | Comments

About AARP Louisiana AARP, teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will host an “encore entrepreneur” event in New Orleans on April 29, 2013.  The event will be held at the AARP Community Resource Center, 3502 South Carrollton, at 5:30 p.m.  Participants will learn how to start their own business, how to develop a business strategy, franchising business structures and identifying financial resources.   “AARP supports developing opportunities for older Americans to pursue entrepreneurship as a means to generate income, …

Speakers Explain How Health Reform Law Affects You

Posted on 04/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP AARP Louisiana’s speakers bureau is booking engagements at community events across the state to help Louisianans understand changes in health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. AARP speakers can clarify how the law affects state residents, for example, by requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for preventive services without deductibles or copayments, and by establishing safeguards to ensure premium increases are reasonable for individuals and small businesses. To schedule a presentation, contact Denise Bottcher, AARP Louisiana associate state director …