February 2015 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 01/25/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family Check out the January-February 2015 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: Times and places for Tax-Aide sites across the state. An invitation to our legislative “halftime reports” in early March in Grand Forks, Fargo, Minot and Bismarck. Hope to participate in our Friday legislative update calls. An update on health insurance enrollment, which ends Feb. 15. And the latest schedule of driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive the newsletter by mail every month, email your …

Bill Provides Critical Support to State’s Family Caregivers

Posted on 01/16/2015 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family A bill introduced this week in the North Dakota Legislature would better support thousands of family caregivers in the state. The Caregiver, Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act (House Bill 1279), introduced by Rep. Alan J. Fehr (R-Dickinson), would help unpaid family caregivers navigate the health care system on behalf of their loved ones. “On any given day, 75,000 North Dakotans perform a great labor of love by caring for aging parents, spouses, or other family members and friends. They help …

Stay Warm and Cozy This Winter

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

Home & Family Thousands of North Dakotans on fixed incomes may be eligible for help with home heating costs this winter through a federally funded program. Last year, more than 13,000 households in the state received assistance worth about $1,300 on average. About 70 percent of those households included either residents 60 and older, people with disabilities or children 5 and under. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps qualifying households pay their home heating costs. The program also covers furnace repair …

Save Money! Take the AARP Safe Driving Class

Posted on 12/30/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how …

Protect Yourself from ID Theft, Fraud and Scams by Joining AARP’s Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family Even during the holiday season, fraudsters don’t give up trying to scam you out of your money. In fact, because this is a season of giving for many, you could find yourself donating to fake charities. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is designed to give you access to information to help protect you and your family from identity theft, fraud and scams. It’s free and open to everyone – members, non-members and people of all ages – and it allows …

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Now Open; Find Local Help in North Dakota Here

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Home & Family Open enrollment season for the Health Insurance Marketplace began Nov. 15 and runs until Feb. 15, 2015. You can take advantage of open enrollment whether you’re insured and looking for better coverage or if you don’t have insurance and need to enroll for the first time. Remember, the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) made obtaining health insurance coverage possible for millions of Americans. Regardless of your health history, you can’t be turned down for coverage. Please note: The Marketplace is not …