Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

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

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …

Granite Staters Saved Millions on Prescription Drugs Under ACA

Granite Staters Saved Millions on Prescription Drugs Under ACA

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The numbers are in, and they are impressive – New Hampshire residents on Medicare saved $34,646,852 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $843. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part D …

State Losing $1 Million a Day in Medicaid Funds

State Losing $1 Million a Day in Medicaid Funds

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing In a repeat of last year’s efforts, AARP New Hampshire is advocating Medicaid expansion as a way to cover nearly 14,000 uninsured state residents ages 45 to 64. The target group includes workers who have lost their jobs or have low-wage jobs without health benefits. They earn too much to be eligible for traditional Medicaid and too little to qualify for tax credits that could help pay for premiums through the health insurance marketplace. “Many of these people have fallen …

Simple Exercises to Improve Driver Wellness

Simple Exercises to Improve Driver Wellness

Posted on 02/18/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Most people wouldn’t associate driving with exercise. While staying fit is essential to a healthy lifestyle, it is critical to driving safely. This is especially true as we age.  Whether it’s squatting to get into your vehicle, turning your head to check blind spots, or flexing your foot to reach the brake pedal, driving is a full-body activity. According to recent research by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab, four areas of exercise can enhance flexibility …

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Posted on 02/18/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Late night funnyman David Letterman has a Top 10 list for everything under the sun. As the initial enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace nears an end, we thought we’d try our hand at a Top 10. It may lack some of Dave’s humor, but it does offer you some really good reasons to sign up for insurance before the March 31 deadline.  #10. That broken leg won’t fix itself.  If you show up at an emergency room with a …

Stay Ahead of a Changing Driving Landscape

Stay Ahead of a Changing Driving Landscape

Posted on 02/11/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Driver Safety just got smarter. The AARP initiative that has helped older drivers stay safe, educated and confident behind the wheel since 1979 recently debuted its new AARP Smart Driver™ Course.  Now available throughout New Hampshire, the course is offered in both a classroom setting – led by certified volunteer instructors – and online.   Why should Granite State drivers be interested in refreshing their skills? The driving landscape has changed dramatically in the past 30, 40, 50 and even …