Want to start or grow a small biz? Meet your mentors on April 23

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Local Resources Ready to channel your inner entrepreneur or take your business smarts to the next level? Here’s your chance to explore the possibilities of being your own boss. AARP Nebraska and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur Speed Mentoring event on April 23 in Omaha. The event is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for those aged 50 and older who would like to start or grow a business. From writing a …

Tips for Getting Insurance in the Exchange

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

Local Resources Americans who are uninsured or want to change health plans can buy a policy through insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Enrollment through the online marketplaces began Oct. 1 and runs through March 31. Coverage begins Jan. 1 for people who sign up by Dec. 15. All plans sold in the exchanges must cover basic health care such as doctor visits, hospital stays and prescription drugs. They can’t charge a copayment for preventive care such as …

Help wage fight against health care fraud

Posted on 07/12/2013 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Local Resources Health care fraud is a booming business across the U.S., ranging from $80 billion to $160 billion in losses each year. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that consumers themselves lose more than $10 billion annually to health care fraud. What can we do about it as individuals? Join Nebraska’s Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP). As part of a nationwide effort to fight health care fraud and combat waste, Nebraska’s SMP relies on a dedicated corps of volunteer educators. Volunteers help people …

The ABCs of Medicare (D too!)

Posted on 05/31/2013 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Local Resources Are you new to Medicare or want a refresher? We’re here to help. AARP and Nebraska’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are teaming up to present the ABCs of Medicare in Beatrice and Fairbury on June 4 and June 6. Get the most out of your Medicare benefits. Attend one of our FREE events below to learn more about Medicare costs, coverage and navigating the Medicare system. If you live in Nebraska, have Medicare questions and cannot attend any …

Shred Personal Documents May 18 in Omaha

Posted on 05/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources AARP and Shred-it, a document destruction and recycling company, are sponsoring a shredding day in Omaha on May 18. The eighth annual community shredding day takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the east end of the large parking lot on the top level of the Center Mall at 42nd and Center streets. People can drive through and safely drop off documents at on-site mobile shredders; unloading assistance will be provided. There is a limit of two boxes …

Beginning Computer Classes in Omaha Start in April; $15

Posted on 03/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources The AARP Information Center in Omaha offers basic computer classes for adults age 50 and older. Participants learn how to type and format documents, back up data, delete unwanted files and navigate the Internet. The class is designed for people with no knowledge of how to use a computer, as well as for those wanting to refresh their computer skills. The spring session runs April 17 to June 28, with the basic nine-hour course taught in three-hour segments on Wednesdays, …