Consumer Groups Praise PSC Affordability Effort As “Major, Unprecedented Step”

Posted on 01/8/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org Joint Statement by AARP, NYPIRG, Consumers Union, Public Utility Law Project: ALBANY, New York – “By opening a proceeding to review and standardize energy affordability programs, the Public Service Commission (PSC) is taking a major and unprecedented step that could help millions of utility consumers across New York State. “New Yorkers pay among the highest average residential electric rates in the continental United States. Consumers’ struggles are evident; every day, New York utility …

AARP Legislative Goals: Retirement Security, Caregiving, Consumer Protection

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work Contacts: Erik Kriss, ekriss@aarp.org, David Irwin, dirwin@aarp.org  Voting Group that Decided Many Races Focuses on Helping Millions of Workers Save for Retirement, Preparing Caregivers, Fighting Unfair Utility Hikes ALBANY, New York – The voting group responsible for electing New York’s lawmakers – the 50+ – has a few key issues on their mind as the 2015 legislative session starts today. AARP New York will focus on retirement security, caregiving, and utility consumer protection. New York’s 50+ voters voted at nearly …

Work & Save Plan Would Help Build Nesteggs

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

Money & Work In a state where more than 3.6 million private-sector workers lack access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, AARP is asking lawmakers to ensure that employees have an option. Under the Work and Save proposal, workers could voluntarily contribute to an individual retirement account (IRA) through automatic payroll deductions, similar to the state’s 529 college savings program. Workers would select the type of investments and contribution level, and the account would follow them from job to job. The individual accounts would …

Broadway Week is Back! Starts Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work Starting Tuesday, January 6, 2014 at 10:30 am through Friday, January 9, 2015, AARP members* can purchase 2-for-1 Broadway tickets during a pre-sale offer period. This offer is available to AARP members three days before the offer is made available to the general public. During Broadway Week (January 20 – February 5, 2015) from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, stop by the Official NYC Information Center-South Street Seaport to meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members to learn more about …

Legislative Goal: More Help for Caregivers

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

Money & Work By Ann Levin Two years ago, Dorothy Pro­caccini’s father picked up a bacterial infection while hospitalized in Rochester. Krzysztof Kotkowicz, 82, was discharged with orders to finish a course of antibiotics and schedule follow-up visits with a home health care agency. Over the next year, he was back in the hospital five or six times with a recurrence of the infection, C. difficile, known as C. diff, whose symptoms include nausea, fever and diarrhea. When his problems began, Kotkowicz, who …

Join AARP NY and Radio 103.9 for Faith & Finance

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP New York | Comments

Money & Work AARP and Radio 103.9 are teaming up for financial education workshops to help New Yorkers improve their financial health.  Join us to hear a panel of experts discuss the importance of financial planning, how to plan for future and your family’s future through estate planning, and what you need to do to buy a home and manage your mortgage as you retire. “Providing New Yorkers with the tools to plan for the financial future is a top priority for AARP …