AARP & LEGISLATORS WORKING TO EXPAND RETIREMENT SAVINGS

AARP & LEGISLATORS WORKING TO EXPAND RETIREMENT SAVINGS

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Press ST.PAUL — AARP Minnesota today unveiled a statewide survey that showed a growing concern over retirement savings in the Gopher State.  The survey engaged 1,000 Minnesotans over the age of 45 and found that 76 percent felt that they have not yet saved enough to retire and 72 percent support the idea of a state created retirement plan for those who lack access at their place of work. These results closely match national savings trends.  Nationally, the typical working-age household …

AARP Testifies in Support of Secure Choice

AARP Testifies in Support of Secure Choice

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

Press Testimony By Jim Scheibel, AARP Volunteer Board Member Before the House Committee on Jobs On the Minnesota MN Secure Choice Plan  Wednesday, March 5, 2014   Mr. Chairman, Members of the committee, my name is Jim Scheibel. I am here today as a volunteer member of AARP Minnesota’s Executive Council.  On behalf of our more than 650,000 Minnesota members, AARP appreciates the opportunity to testify on this very important issue of retirement security for Minnesota workers and their families. We …

AARP FOCUSED ON FINANCIAL SECURITY DURING 2014 SESSION

AARP FOCUSED ON FINANCIAL SECURITY DURING 2014 SESSION

Posted on 02/25/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Press AARP’s focus during the 2014 Legislative Session will be strengthening the financial security of Minnesotans.  Whether nearing retirement, or putting their kids through college, AARP is fighting to put financial security within reach for Minnesotans who work hard and plan for their future. In order to strengthen the financial security of all Minnesotans, including unpaid family caregivers, and protect utility customers from unfair price increases and the possibility that they could lose land line telephone service, AARP is focusing on …

Have Your Say on Utility Increases

Have Your Say on Utility Increases

Posted on 01/16/2014 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Press Are you having a problem with your home energy bill? Wonder where to turn because your power service is unreliable? Do you want to voice your concerns about prices? As a home energy consumer, you have certain rights: a way to file complaints, voice your concerns and other consumer protections. AARP is fighting to save you money on your home energy bills and wants you to be an informed and engaged consumer. Understand Your Consumer Rights Minnesotans have a strong …

AARP APPLAUDS INCREASED COMPETITION THROUGH MNSURE

AARP APPLAUDS INCREASED COMPETITION THROUGH MNSURE

Posted on 09/6/2013 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Press The following statement was issued by Michele Kimball, AARP Minnesota State Director “AARP is pleased to see MNsure moving forward to offer Minnesota health care consumers real choice and competition.  Across Minnesota consumers in every community will have real choices and competitive rates – some for the first time ever. “Too many Minnesotans have suffered for years to afford health care.  Whether they had pre-existing conditions or worked for employers that didn’t offer coverage or simply couldn’t afford care themselves, …

HOUSE ACTS TO PROTECT SENIORS FROM WIRE FRAUD

HOUSE ACTS TO PROTECT SENIORS FROM WIRE FRAUD

Posted on 04/8/2013 by | AARP Minnesota | Comments

Press AARP Minnesota commended a bipartisan group of state legislators today after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation, HF 194, to crack down on wire transfer fraud.  According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, tens of thousands of Minnesotans have been scammed by making a wire transfer, resulting in millions of dollars of loss per year. “These scams – include posing as a victim’s relative or falsely promising large lottery winnings and cash prizes — predominantly target the elderly.  …