AARP disappointed in Senators’ vote on ‘Seniors Amendment’

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing Last night the U.S. Senate voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. The Senate also voted on the Cardin-Vitter “Seniors’ Amendment” which was a Key Vote for AARP. AARP applauds the momentous bipartisan Senate vote on MACRA to repeal and replace the flawed SGR formula with an improved payment system. AARP has long advocated for a …

Free Classes May Help You Cozy Up to the Computer

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Technology | Volunteering The AARP Information Center in Omaha is offering classes for people who want to get comfortable with using a computer or tablet to send email and navigate the Internet. The classes are free and open to the public. AARP membership is not required. People who never learned to use computers in a classroom or on the job are welcome, as are those who have a little experience but want to freshen their skills. With enrollment limited to eight people per …

Property taxes getting you down?

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Press Thousands of older Nebraskans qualify for a break on their property taxes but may not know it. AARP Nebraska urges homeowners age 65 plus to take a close look at the homestead exemption since the law was changed in 2014 to cover more people. The Nebraska Legislature last year approved a measure extending property tax relief to an estimated 20,000 more homeowners age 65 and over and increased the amount of relief for an additional 10,000 people. The changes are …

Register Today for ID Theft Breakfast & Program in Omaha and Lincoln

Posted on 03/18/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Press Identity theft can happen to anyone and everyone has something worth taking. Join AARP Nebraska and Better Business Bureau Foundation on April 14 in Lincoln or April 15 in Omaha for breakfast and a program on fighting fraud and identity theft. Our special guest is Eva Velasquez, president of the Identity Theft Resource Center and a nationally known fraud expert. She will provide tips and education to help you detect and stop identity theft in its tracks. You will also …

Impostor scams top Nebraskans’ complaints for 2014

Posted on 03/9/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Finances 50+ | Home & Family | Local Resources | Press On the heels of a new report showing the top scam in Nebraska is impostor scams, the AARP Fraud Watch Network offers tips so people can learn how to protect themselves from all ten of the top scams reported by Nebraskans in 2014. According to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 8,721 Nebraskans reported being scammed last year. Impostor scams topped the list of consumer complaints. Age-wise, those in their 50s filed the most complaints – about one in …

Support for family caregivers, property tax relief top AARP legislative priorities in 2015

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Strengthening supports for Nebraska’s 300,000 family caregivers so their loved ones can live independently in their homes and communities tops the list of measures AARP Nebraska will champion during the 2015 legislative session. AARP is calling on state lawmakers to pass LB 320, the Aging and Disability Resource Center Act introduced by State Sen. Kate Bolz of Lincoln. The ADRCs would be easy-to-find places in communities across the state where Nebraskans can seek help with the caregiving and long-term care …