Burial benefits available to Veterans

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Uncategorized Dear Veterans: You have done so much to serve us, let us serve you! AARP Michigan will run a regular feature on this web page about programs, services and benefits available to veterans. And while you’re here, check out the new AARP website on resources for Veterans: www.aarp.org/veterans  This entry in the Military Monday series will address: Veterans’ Burial Benefits The Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov makes available several ways to honor deceased veterans. Here are the steps the family …

Consumers’ Electric Customers to Pay More

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work From MIRS Residential customers would pay more and industrial customers would pay less, under a new rate structure for Consumers Energy electricity customers approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) Tuesday.  The MPSC action mirrored an arrangement it first approved for DTE Energy a few weeks back.  The order issued by the MPSC, as a whole, would result in a 4.4 percent decrease in electric bills for Consumers’ industrial customers, a 0.3 percent decrease for commercial and secondary industrial users, …

Forum to Explore Transit Options in Lansing

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Driver Safety | Events | Home & Family | Livable Communities AARP Michigan is laying the groundwork for a forum to explore how Lansing’s aging population can stay mobile without depending on cars. Getting There: The Capital Region Transportation Forum will gather state leaders, transportation experts and concerned citizens to discuss how public transit affects the region’s economy as well as individuals—and how to encourage alternative ways to get around. “People are outliving their ability to drive safely by seven to 10 years,” said Karen Kafantaris, AARP associate state director for …

DTE offers summer cooling tips

Posted on 06/30/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources DTE Energy offers simple and effective steps you can take to keep cool and save money. Minimize the number of times that outside doors are opened and closed. Hot air from outside enters your home every time the doors open. Install a programmable thermostat. Program your thermostat to work around your family’s summer schedule. A setting of 78 degrees is recommended in the summer. With proper use throughout the year, programmable thermostats can save you about $180 annually in energy …

AARP applauds Affordable Care Act ruling

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing WASHINGTON, DC — The following is a statement by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court:  “AARP applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s King v Burwell decision today that allows individuals who purchased health insurance through the federal exchange to continue receiving subsidies to help pay premiums. The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) goals of improving affordability and removing barriers to access for health insurance have been critical in reducing the number of uninsured Americans. Importantly, …

Veterans: Many education benefits available

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Local Resources Dear Veterans: You have done so much to serve us, let us serve you! AARP Michigan will run a regular feature on this web page about programs, services and benefits available to veterans. And while you’re here, check out the new AARP website on resources for Veterans: www.aarp.org/veterans  This entry in the Military Monday series will address: Veterans’ Education Benefits Veterans can get help paying the costs of going back to school, getting on the job training, as well as …