Scam Alert: Tax Scams are Trending

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Home & Family | Minnesota | Money & Work Fraud targeting taxpayers continues to run rampant nationwide. Watch out for these two tax crimes making headlines: tax identity theft and the IRS imposter scam. Tax ID Theft What is it? Your personal information is stolen for a fraudulent refund. More specifically, tax identity theft can involve: filing a tax return using another person’s Social Security number, claiming someone else’s children as dependents, or claiming a tax refund using a deceased taxpayer’s information. Your personal information can be stolen in …

AARP Urging Lawmakers to Reduce Taxes on Social Security

Posted on 01/20/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Minnesota | Money & Work | Press Minnesota is only 1 of 7 States that tax Social Security Benefits. Minnesota should follow the lead of most states and Stop Taxing these Benefits. Background: Today with more and more Minnesotans finding it difficult to save for a secure retirement Minnesota should adopt tax policies that reduce or eliminate taxes on Social Security benefits. According to the MN House research department our state is only 1 of 7 states that taxes Social Security Benefits to the extent that they …

Inpatient or Observation?

Posted on 01/13/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Minnesota | Press You’re in a meeting with a coworker when her phone rings: Her elderly father has had a bad fall and is on the way to the emergency room. At the hospital, she discovers that her father will need to stay in the hospital. Four days later, her father is moved to a skilled rehabilitation care facility for several weeks of physical therapy. After therapy is complete and her father returns home, your coworker receives a bill for thousands of dollars …

Give Back on MLK Day with AARP

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

Events | Minnesota | Volunteering “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr. Want to make a difference in someone’s day and continue to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. serving those less fortunate? Join fellow AARP Volunteers to cook and serve a breakfast for people experiencing homelessness at Our Saviour’s Housing emergency shelter on MLK Day. There are 40 men and women at this South Minneapolis shelter every day. A warm breakfast …

AARP URGES LEGISLATORS TO SUPPORT CAREGIVERS & FINANCIAL SECURITY IN 2015

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Minnesota | Money & Work | Press ST. PAUL – With the 2015 legislative session underway, AARP’s focus will once again be to support Minnesota’s unpaid family caregivers as well as the more than one million people in our state who are struggling to save for retirement. In order to strengthen the financial security of all Minnesotans, including unpaid family caregivers, AARP is focusing on three key areas this legislative session. Better Training for Family Caregivers –More than 670,000 Minnesotans are caring for an aging parent or …

Caregiving, Savings Plan Top Agenda

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Minnesota | Money & Work | Volunteering In the 2015 legis​lative session, AARP Minnesota aims not only to support family caregivers, but also to improve access to retirement savings plans and ensure reliable utilities. As in other states, AARP is pressing for the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act to prepare caregivers to perform medical tasks needed when a patient comes home from a hospital stay. AARP also is urging lawmakers to pass Secure Choice, a voluntary retirement savings plan managed by the state for workers who …