Watch out for identity thieves during tax season

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Michigan | Money & Work | Press   To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent …

AG warns about pension advances

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Michigan | Money & Work | Press From Michigan Attorney General’s Office Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued a consumer alert through his Corporate Oversight Division cautioning consumers of the high risks associated with pension advances. “Seniors who have worked hard through retirement deserve to know the high risks involved with pension advances,” said Schuette. “I hope pensioners from across Michigan find our Consumer Alert helpful and do their due diligence to read the fine print before considering pension advances.” Pension advances, also known as pension …

Schneidewind testifies before Congress on ‘doc fix’

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Michigan WASHINGTON, DC—In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today, AARP advocated for a permanent solution to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, also known as the “doc fix”, used to reimburse doctors and other providers in the Medicare program.  “Permanently repealing the sustainable growth rate formula will bring stability and predictability to health care providers and the Medicare beneficiaries they serve,” said AARP President-Elect Eric Schneidewind who testified before the committee. “We applaud the move away …

AARP CEO responds to the State of the Union Address

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Michigan Washington, DC—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins attended the State of the Union Address and released this statement following the speech: “The President’s speech comes at the beginning of an historic year for older Americans. This summer Medicare turns 50, and Social Security turns 80. Some in the new Congress have already sought to limit these modest, crucial, earned promises that took shape when too many older Americans faced poverty. As Social Security and Medicare have protected the middle class and …

AARP publishes End of Session Report

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Michigan What happened to AARP Michigan’s agenda during the just-concluded session of the State Legislature? A new document — AARP Michigan End of Session Report: 2013-14 State Legislative Session — lays out the details. The report gives readers an overview of the disposition of bills embodying issues important to people age 50 and older, such as: Medicaid expansion, landline elimination, long-term care, elder abuse and exploitation and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses scope practice. Read all about it in the full report here: MIStateLegisFinalReport2013-14.Jan12.2015  Return to …

AARP Michigan sponsors MLK Breakfast in Jackson Friday

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Events | Michigan AARP Michigan is among sponsors of the 2015 Martin Luther King Diversity Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the Gene Davis & Sons Banquet Center, 3575 Francis St., Jackson. Rawle Andrews, Jr., AARP Regional Vice President for the Mideast Region, will deliver introductory remarks and emcee the two-hour program. More than 350 community and business leaders will honor Jackson area youth and remember and celebrate the birthday of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit the …