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

Money & Work 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

Money & Work 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 …

December 2014 AARP North Dakota Newsletter – Your Latest News

Posted on 11/24/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Check out the December 2014 AARP North Dakota News. Stories include: A preview of some of the issues we’ll be working on during the 2015 session of the North Dakota Legislature. Our search for a new state volunteer president. Where to get help during the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period. How to protect yourself from holiday scams. A request for your caregiving story. and the latest schedule of driver safety classes around the state. If you’d like to receive …

Low-Income North Dakotans Should Apply for Home Heating Assistance

Posted on 10/3/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work Cold North Dakota winters can have a dramatic effect on home heating costs. The N.D. Department of Human Services is reminding low-income individuals and families that help is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are now being accepted at county social service offices in North Dakota. The federally-funded program helps qualifying households in need of assistance pay a portion of their home heating costs, which includes natural gas, electricity, propane, coal, fuel oil, wood, or …

’10 Steps to Retirement’ Online Presentation

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP North Dakota | Comments

Money & Work In April and May, AARP North Dakota conducted a series of workshops called “10 Steps to Retirement” outlining AARP’s recommended steps to help you prepare for the retirement you want. Workshop participants gave the presentation high marks and we received a number of inquiries asking if and when we would repeat the workshop. Here it is! This narrated 17-minute online presentation allows you to watch and listen on your own time and ensure you get the information you desire. The …

Plan Now – or Pay Later – for Your Health Costs in Retirement

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand, Vice President of the Financial Security team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP I don’t know about you, but I plan to live a very long (and hopefully healthy) life. My father lived to 82 – even with three separate bouts of cancer – and my mom is still going strong at 76. So I’d rather bet on living to 100, and plan accordingly, than run the risk of outliving my money. Frankly, I’d …