Where Do We Stand?

Posted on 10/16/2013 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

About AARP   The Government Employees Retirement System of the Virgin Islands (GERS) is in a very precarious position. The System’s Board of Trustees, its administrator, its staff and even its consultants and actuary have all warned the public that the System is nearing collapse. Earlier this year the actuary estimated the System’s life to be no more than 8 years if drastic actions were not taken immediately to enable the pension fund to become self-sustaining. To date, no positive action has …

Debut of Online Medical Records

Posted on 09/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP Doctors, hospitals and pharmacists in the Virgin Islands are going electronic, using a secure online system that makes it easier to access and share patients’ medical records. The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awards grants to encourage electronic recordkeeping, which the agency says increases accuracy and clarity, prevents duplicate tests and saves billions of dollars in health care costs nationwide. The 2011 law that established the Virgin Islands Health Information Exchange requires it to protect patients’ privacy …

AARP VI Executive Council Welcomes Rikki Nelthropp

Posted on 08/8/2013 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

About AARP Rikki Nelthropp joins the AARP VI Executive Council Margaret “Rikki” Nelthropp is the CEO of the Virgin Islands Medical Institute (VIMI) the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the U.S. Virgin Islands; a role she assumed in July 2011. VIMI is contracted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), and its VIMI’s mission includes three main points. First and foremost it is to improve the quality of healthcare in the U.S. Virgin Islands for Medicare beneficiaries. VIMI also serves as …

AARP Virgin Islands Wants Guardianship Reciprocity

Posted on 03/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP AARP advocates are asking Virgin Islands lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow the territory’s court system to recognize guardianship decisions made in other U.S. jurisdictions. The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act—adopted by about three dozen states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico—provides a way to resolve multi-state disputes over adult guardianship or conservatorship. The law facilitates cooperation between courts in different jurisdictions and reduces barriers when transferring guardianship, selling a person’s property or moving …

AARP Virgin Islands

Posted on 02/6/2013 by | AARP Virgin Islands | Comments

About AARP          AARP Virgin Islands  is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  4093 Diamond Ruby, Ste 6 Christiansted, VI 00820 About AARP Virgin Islands has about 20,000 members in the VI – that’s 20% of the VI population! AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all generations through positive social change.   Mission   AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. We lead …