Will JCP&L customers’ 3 year saga soon come to an end?

Posted on 02/27/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy It’s been a long road to get where we are now. Over the past 3 years+, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has been provided with substantial evidence from the Division of Rate Counsel that JCP&L has been earning more than it is legally allowed, all on the backs of its customers. Thousands of AARP members have spoken out via phone, mail, electronic mail, and social media, pleading for the BPU to act. And a NJ administrative law judge …

Caregivers are heroes. It’s time to help them.

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy Family caregivers in New Jersey provide billions of dollars in unpaid help to their loved ones annually. Most of them are women. We need to do our best to support these loving caregivers.  The passing of the Caregiving Assistance Act (S841 by Senator Loretta Weinberg/A1855 by Asw. Pamela Lampitt), which AARP supports, would improve the financial status of family caregivers. The Caregiving Assistance Act is an income tax credit for eligible caregivers that allows them a deduction in their state income taxes and/or an increase …

Time for state legislators to take care of the women who care for others

Posted on 02/13/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Uncategorized Caregiving for a loved one is physically and emotionally demanding, especially for women under the stress of being unemployed or single mothers or struggling to make ends meet. According to the Knowledge Center, 83.3 % of all US single parent families with children under 18 are maintained by mothers as compared to 12.9% such families by fathers. Legislators and other elected officials need to pay attention to women voters and support public policies to improve the living and health standards …

Paid sick laws are good for employees, customers, AND businesses

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy | Uncategorized I get really tired of the knee-jerk reactions of special interest groups against any new idea. But such is the state of our system of democracy today. What we need are solutions to problems that such organizations can accommodate — they need to give a little. Business organizations should support an earned, paid sick leave law because it is the right thing to do and it will be good for business. Witness in a recent National Public Radio report, the …

The CARE Act is now law in NJ and will benefit caregivers and their loved ones

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy   © iStockPhoto\kali9 Caring for loved ones is a 24/7 job with no paid time off. That’s one reason why AARP is working so hard to make life just a little easier for those who give so much taking care of others. And that’s why we are so thankful to have strong leaders such as Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senator Joe Vitale, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, and Senator Bob Singer, AARP New Jersey’s Capitol Caregivers, in our corner. These caregiving trailblazers …

Health Insurance Marketplace is Open Until February 15

Posted on 01/28/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

About AARP | Events © iStockPhoto\YinYang We’ve reached Year Two of the Health Insurance Marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. Millions of previously uninsured – and uninsurable – people got coverage in the first year. If you don’t have insurance currently, or if you purchased a plan through the Marketplace last year, now’s the time to act. Here are some important things to know: Open enrollment began on November 15, 2014 and ends on February 15, 2015. This means that if you want …