Wyoming Residents Saved $4.6 million on Prescription Drugs in 2013

Wyoming Residents Saved $4.6 million on Prescription Drugs in 2013

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Wyoming residents on Medicare saved more than $4.6 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $756. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare …

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AARP and NOLS offer wilderness expedition

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) have specifically designed this wilderness expedition for intrepid AARP members and qualifying family members who are interested in exploring their “Real Possibilities.” If you are seeking opportunities to learn new leadership skills, exercise creative solutions in a unique context and travel in a beautiful wilderness mountain range, then read on… The Wind River Range is the site for this expedition. This rugged, glacier-carved range is renowned for its sheer granite walls and famous …

Efforts to Expand Medicaid Coverage

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Wyoming is one of 25 states that have not expanded their Medicaid programs. AARP is encouraging members in those states to urge legislators to support expansion, which could provide health care for many of the working poor, as well as people who have lost their jobs and employer-sponsored coverage. Legal residents younger than 65 with income up to $15,856 per individual or $21,404 per couple would be eligible for coverage in an expanded Medicaid program. At those income levels, people earn …

New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

Posted on 12/22/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing I know that for so many of us this time of the year is synonymous with business-as-not-usual. For a variety of reasons, whether it be the holidays, or the family time, or the craziness of shopping and gift giving, this “most wonderful time of year” is different from any other. For many people it is a time to take in the big picture of life, see where we’ve come, and figure out where we’re going. Or better yet, where we …

 Don’t miss out on the Medicare Open Enrollment window

Don’t miss out on the Medicare Open Enrollment window

Posted on 11/20/2013 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Open enrollment for Medicare plans runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. AARP Wyoming wants to make sure Medicare beneficiaries and their families know how to choose a plan that will best meet their needs in 2014. For two free AARP guides, Understanding Medicare and The Health Care Law and Medicare, call toll-free 866-663-3290. Or for more information on our site, read Nicole Duritz blog – Don’t Miss the Medicare Open Enrollment Window of Opportunity

Watch This: Tips on Brain Health, Family Reunions and Giving Back to Soldiers

Watch This: Tips on Brain Health, Family Reunions and Giving Back to Soldiers

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Wyoming is posting videos on issues important to state residents age 50-plus on its new YouTube and Google-plus channels. Topics include the Affordable Care Act, ways to cut Medicare costs and how volunteers are giving back to soldiers. Also available are tips on keeping the brain healthy, saving for retirement and making family reunions memorable. “We plan to offer at least one new video each month and want members to tell us which topics they want to see,” said …