AARP Praises Major Step Toward Closing Loophole on Behalf of Investors

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Advocacy New rule would help many saving for retirement who may be losing billions of dollars WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP along with members of the Save Our Retirement coalition praised the latest major step taken on a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that would update requirements for those who give financial advice to individual retirement plan savers. DOL released the text of the rule and opened a public comment period for Americans to comment on a rule that …

April 8 webinar: Help with Medicare Costs ….register today

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing The Alaska Medicare Information Office – SHIP/SMP invites you to participate in the last of a series of webinars: Help with Medicare Costs on April 8. To register, click the registration link below. If you are not able to join us, please still register as you will receive a follow-up email which provides a link to the encore recording you may listen to at any time. Help with Medicare Costs April 8, 2015 at 1:30 PM AKDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4944945059006283009 …

Skagway, Angoon and Hoonah have the best health outcomes in Alaska: Report

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Community | Home & Family From the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2015 Annual rankings show where Alaska regions do well and suggest opportunities for improvement ANCHORAGE — Skagway, Angoon and Hoonah are ranked as having the most favorable health outcomes for length and quality of life across Alaska, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings. The rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, provide …

April 1 webinar: Medicare Fraud: Don’t be an April fool! ….register today

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing The Alaska Medicare Information Office – SHIP/SMP invites you to participate in the fourth of a series of webinars: Medicare Fraud: Don’t be an April fool!….on April 1. To register, click the registration link below. If you are not able to join us, please still register as you will receive a follow-up email which provides a link to the encore recording you may listen to at any time. Medicare Fraud: Don’t be an April fool! April 1, 2015 at 1:30 …

AARP Alaska Legislative Update, March 24, 2015

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Contact Us | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work Bills We’re Watching HB 5 Conservator of Protected Persons: Passed (H); awaiting hearing in (S) JUD HB 8 Powers of Attorney:  Passed (H); referred to (S) HSS SB 1 Regulation of Smoking: Passed (S) HSS. Referred to (S) SA SB 12 Paid Sick Leave: Awaiting hearing in (S) L&C SB 72 Designated Caregivers for Patients: Introduced 3/11. Referred to (S) HSS   Issues We’re Watching Budget: Cuts to Senior Benefit Program: Finance Committees (S and H) Budget: Cuts to Adult …

Alaska recognizes World TB Day 2015

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Alaska | Comments

Health & Wellbeing From the State of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services “Find TB. Treat TB. Working together to eliminate TB” — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ANCHORAGE — World TB Day is March 24. This year’s theme – “Find TB. Treat TB. Working together to eliminate TB” – is calling for a focus on collaboration to achieve the goal of TB elimination worldwide. In response, the Alaska Tuberculosis Control Program joins the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease …