Advocates Aim to Expand Coverage for the Uninsured

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

Money & Work The state’s biennial legislative session kicks off Jan. 5, and AARP Montana is urging lawmakers to expand Medicaid to cover about 15,500 low-income people ages 50 to 64 who are uninsured. AARP also supports legislation to fight fraud, assist family caregivers, fund Meals on Wheels and help people continue to live at home as they age. “We are asking AARP members to contact their legislators early and often,” said Joy Bruck, AARP state president. “Volunteers’ contacts with lawmakers are key …

Don’t Get Snowed This Holiday Season

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Money & Work New Guide Highlights Three Holiday Scams to Watch Out For AARP Fraud Watch Network Helps Montanans Spot & Avoid Scams Helena, Mont., Dec. 19, 2014 — Retailers do big business during December, but so do thieves. With so much money flowing freely, con artists are out in full force.  That’s why AARP Fraud Watch Network developed a free, online resource guide so families can protect themselves and those they love from scams during the holiday season, and in the New …

Have Questions about Insurance? Ask the Commissioner

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen (D) will discuss fraud, fairness and other insurance issues during a tele-town hall with AARP members on Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. “Whether protecting folks from the latest scams, strengthening financial security or providing information about the Affordable Care Act, we have often teamed up with Commissioner Lindeen to provide accurate information,” said Joy Bruck, AARP state president. Lindeen was recently elected president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Members …

Tell Congress to Protect Older Workers from Age Discrimination!

Posted on 06/26/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Money & Work Help stop unfair age discrimination for older workers. No older American on the job or looking for work should be judged on anything other than how well they can do their job – but in a recent AARP study, nearly 2 in 3 workers said they had seen or experienced discrimination based on their age. Right now, Congress has a chance to help change that. Employees should be judged on their skills and abilities, not their age, and a new bill …

Planning to Live a Long Time? Then Plan to Live Well

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work As part of the Montana Financial Education Coalition, AARP Montana is cosponsoring “Financial Security for a Lifetime,” a statewide conference in Helena, April 28-29. “Longer life spans and an uncertain economy make it more important than ever to plan for lifelong financial well-being,” said Bob Bartholomew, AARP state director. Jean Chatzky, an AARP ambassador and financial editor for NBC’s Today show, will headline the event. Experts from government, banking, education and nonprofit organizations will discuss smart money-management practices. An April …

AARP Montana Presents Series of Consumer Forums to Fight Investment Fraud

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Money & Work AARP Montana Presents Series of Consumer Forums to Fight Investment Fraud AARP and host of experts conduct forums on spotting scams, avoiding fraud; 7 Montana cities will host events   In its ongoing efforts to fight the problem of investment fraud, AARP Montana is partnering with a coalition of crime prevention agencies to sponsor a series of forums around Montana entitled “How to Outsmart Investment Fraud.” AARP will present the forums along with a host of experts from the Montana …