1.1 million

1.1 million

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

Money & Work That’s how many Pennsylvanians were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, 773,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus.

AARP Testifies at House Democratic Policy Hearing Opposing Changes to Default Electricity Service for Consumers

AARP Testifies at House Democratic Policy Hearing Opposing Changes to Default Electricity Service for Consumers

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Money & Work BEFORE THE PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE DEMOCRATIC POLICY COMMITTEE   Testimony of SONNY POPOWSKY AARP PENNSYLVANIA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL  Regarding  Pennsylvania Electricity Default Service and Senate Bill 1121   Harrisburg, Pennsylvania January 23, 2014      Chairman Sturla, Chairman Daley and Members of the House Democratic Policy Committee My name is Sonny Popowsky, and I am appearing here today as a volunteer member of the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AARP.  Prior to my retirement in October 2012, I served as the Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania …

Insurance Marketplace Opens; Multiple Options for Consumers

Insurance Marketplace Opens; Multiple Options for Consumers

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work By Hilary Appelman • Anna Cordella has paid thousands of dollars to keep her health insurance coverage since she was laid off in 2012. Her eligibility runs out Dec. 31, but she’s not panicked. The next day, her coverage will begin under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law, which prohibits insurers from denying coverage or charging higher premiums based on preexisting medical conditions, “is the best thing that ever happened,” said the Norristown resident, who turns 64 this month. …

How to Make Sure Your Retirement Income Will Work For You

How to Make Sure Your Retirement Income Will Work For You

Posted on 08/1/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand, vice president of the financial security issues team in the Education and Outreach group at AARP If you saved, say, 10 percent of your salary for the rest of your working life, do you think that would be enough to get by? The so-called “experts” have long pegged that as the target savings rate, but how would you know whether it would meet your individual needs? There are plenty of calculators out there to will tell …

2013 Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Announced

Posted on 06/19/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Money & Work Local companies top the list of the recipients of the 2013 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 award, cosponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The 50 winners were announced on June 17, 2013, at the SHRM annual conference in Chicago. Since its inception in 2001, this award has recognized employers who are ahead of the curve. Award winners have set outstanding examples through programs that help them retain, retrain, engage and recruit the older workers who will …

Become a Consumer Warrior and Guard Yourself Against Money Scams

Become a Consumer Warrior and Guard Yourself Against Money Scams

Posted on 06/5/2013 by | AARP Pennsylvania | Comments

Money & Work AARP, FINRA, Investor Education Foundation, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),  the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, and other advocacy and enforcement agencies recently joined forces in Philadelphia to encourage seniors to be on the guard against fraud and scams. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane addressed AARP members as the keynote speaker at the event where she shared important tips on the best ways to safeguard financial information and the goals of her new office during first …