Caregiver Connections: Learn from the experts, connect with resources

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Between work and family responsibilities, caregivers lead extremely busy and stressful lives. The number of issues they may face in a caregiving role can be daunting – from sorting through a web of insurance and financial issues, to arranging transportation and helping ensure health care needs are met and instructions followed.   At any given time, more than 364,000 Nevadans are serving as caregivers – including more than a third of residents over the age of 50. Recognizing the critical and complex roles that caregivers play – …

Need help getting covered?  In-person assistance is available!

Need help getting covered? In-person assistance is available!

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Still need to get covered? March 31 is the deadline to enroll in health insurance plans offered through Nevada HealthLink, the state’s marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Federally-approved navigators and assistors can help you compare plans and sign up for the one that’s right for you.  If you live in the metro Las Vegas area, you can get free in-person assistance at libraries and Nevada JobConnect sites before the March 31 deadline: East Valley Family Services offers appointments between 10:00 …

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AARP Nevada Offers Free Health Care Law Information Sessions at Southern Nevada Libraries

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Need help finding your way around the new Health Care Law?  AARP Nevada is pleased to offer a series of free information sessions at Southern Nevada libraries, focused on how the law affects you and your family – whether or not you currently have health insurance.  These sessions include a discussion of new benefits, protections and resources available under the law, and how those seeking insurance options can connect with Nevada HealthLink, the state’s insurance marketplace. All sessions are free and open to the public.  More events may be added …

Health Law: What’s in It for Me?

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing As open enrollment continues in the health insurance marketplace, many Nevadans are still asking “What’s in it for me?” To help people find answers, AARP offers free information sessions at public libraries in southern Nevada. Experts explain how to use Nevada Health Link to compare plans, enroll and learn about subsidies that can help cover the cost. Visitors to the site also can determine their eligibility for the state’s newly expanded Medicaid program. Nevada has one of the highest rates …

Health Law Workshops Offered

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Nevada is offering free workshops to explain how the Affordable Care Act affects people who have Medicare or buy their own health insurance, as well as those who are uninsured. In cooperation with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, the sessions will be held at libraries in Mesquite, Laughlin and the Las Vegas valley. Presenters will explain new benefits and help connect people to the health insurance marketplace at NevadaHealthLink .com. About 1 in 5 Nevadans lacks coverage, accounting …

Don’t Miss the Medicare Open Enrollment Window of Opportunity

Don’t Miss the Medicare Open Enrollment Window of Opportunity

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz After 45 years as a pediatric nurse, my neighbor Sue enjoys her retirement. She has traveled with her husband, taken up yoga, and bonded deeply with her five grandkids. Since her retirement 3 years ago, she has been on Medicare. Earlier this year, Sue had a health scare. While she recovered well, Sue now takes new medications that her current Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D) doesn’t cover. Lucky for Sue and for others with Medicare, she …