The Care Act is now law in NJ and will benefit Caregivers and their loved ones

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

About AARP   © iStockPhoto\kali9 Caring for loved ones is a 24/7 job with no paid time off. That’s one reason why AARP is working so hard to make life just a little easier for those who give so much taking care of others. And that’s why we are so thankful to have strong leaders such as Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senator Joe Vitale, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, and Senator Bob Singer, AARP New Jersey’s Capitol Caregivers, in our corner. These caregiving trailblazers …

Health Insurance Marketplace is Open Until February 15

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

About AARP © iStockPhoto\YinYang We’ve reached Year Two of the Health Insurance Marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. Millions of previously uninsured – and uninsurable – people got coverage in the first year. If you don’t have insurance currently, or if you purchased a plan through the Marketplace last year, now’s the time to act. Here are some important things to know: Open enrollment began on November 15, 2014 and ends on February 15, 2015. This means that if you want …

Resource Cheat Sheet

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

About AARP © iStockPhoto\donskarpo Many times, resources are more readily available than you think. You just have to know where to look. Below are some key resources that AARP has been working to provide for you. AARP Smart Driver What is it? – A defensive driving course focusing on the rules of the road, driving situation techniques, and how to handle aggressive drivers. Those who enroll may be eligible for a discount of 5% on car insurance. Who can use it? – …

How NJSHARES is working to ease utility assistance woes in New Jersey

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

About AARP   ©iStockPhoto\piranka Whether you are a PSE&G, JCP&L, or Atlantic City Electric customer, rest assured in knowing that AARP has worked, or in some cases, is still working, to ensure that utility customers across the state don’t pay a dime more than necessary when it comes to their utility bills. However, despite our efforts, we know that utility bills are still high in this state, and that the winter cold, which we are still in the midst of, can make …

How the Affordable Care Act Affects Tax Returns, and Free Income Tax Preparation to Help You Through It

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

About AARP   ©iStockPhoto\dina2001 by Gary Blauth AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to prepare your IRS and NJ tax returns. We have 1,000 volunteers at 150 NJ locations who are ready to assist you. We prepared about 38,000 tax returns last year. You can find a convenient location by going to the AARP website www.aarp.org/taxaide and clicking on “AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Locator”, or by calling 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669). This year, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects some tax returns. If …

Broadway Week is back! Starts August 13th.

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

About AARP Starting Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 10:30 am, through Monday, August 18, 2014, AARP members* can purchase 2-for-1 Broadway tickets during a pre-sale offer period. This offer is available to AARP members five days before the offer is made available to the general public. During Broadway Week (September 1-14, 2014) from 4-5 pm, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-Midtown to meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members to learn more about what we are doing in your community. Tickets …