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

Money & Work 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 …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Money & Work This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. “The U.S. tax code is complex and intimidating, even if you can …

Jean Setzfand, Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education & Outreach

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 …

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

Money & Work 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 …

AARP supports Wyoming Senators' legislation

AARP supports Wyoming Senators’ legislation

Posted on 10/17/2013 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Money & Work AARP Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Joyce Rogers, sent a letter to Wyoming Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso today in support of the legislation, S.1311 – Expedited Disability Insurance Payments for Terminally Ill Individuals Act of 2013. The legislation provides a streamlined process for individuals who are terminally ill to receive Social Security payments before it is too late. “AARP shares your belief that beneficiaries and applicants should be afforded all the rights to which they are entitled. …

Wyoming Congresswoman Lummis to Discuss Financial Security of Boomer Women at AARP Forum

Posted on 09/27/2013 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Money & Work Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis will take part in an AARP forum focused on improving financial security for retiring women.  The event will take place on Monday, September 30, in Washington, DC, but will be webcast live from 10 a.m. to 1:00 pm Mountain at bit.ly/19Ge9Fv. AARP financial ambassador Jean Chatzky will be the keynote speaker for the Financial Security and Boomer Women Forum Distinguished members of Congress, such as Congresswoman Lummis, will join female leaders in the private sector and …