AARP Vermont Files Motion Citing Lack of Transparency

Posted on 08/3/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work A motion was filed today by AARP Vermont with the Vermont Public Service Board showing that, once again, Vermont Gas Systems (VGS) has failed to disclose highly material information with the Board in relation to their Addison Natural Gas Project. The evidence concerns lawsuits between their primary pipeline contractor, Over and Under Piping Contractors, Inc. As it turns out, VGS has never had a signed contract with the firm, terminated them last November and the contractor is suing for over …

Have You Saved Enough for Retirement?

Posted on 08/3/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Home & Family How much have you saved for retirement? Five hundred dollars? Five thousand? Fifty thousand? If you have even $5 saved, you’re one step ahead of nearly half of working-age households — who have ZERO saved for retirement. This startling fact is just one of the reasons AARP is fighting for Work and Save, a commonsense solution to help individuals save toward a secure retirement  through an easy payroll deduction at work — an option not available to many employees. Work …

AARP Voter Study: Vermonters Shouldn’t Pay for VGS Pipeline and Ratepayers Deserve Better Representation

Posted on 07/24/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Community | Home & Family Most Vermonters feel that ratepayers should not bear the costs of a gas pipeline nor be subject to higher rates to fund Vermont Gas System’s (VGS) Adison Natural Gas Project, according to a recent survey by AARP Vermont of registered voters across the state. Furthermore, most of those surveyed said they would be more likely to support a candidate who committed to ensuring that regulators advocated for affordable residential utility rates. Most felt they needed better representation from regulators at …

AARP Statement on 2015 Medicare Trustees Report

Posted on 07/23/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to the 2015 Medicare Trustees report released today: “The latest Medicare Trustees report demonstrates yet again the ongoing financial challenges facing Medicare, along with the overall high cost of health care. By 2020, 64 million Americans are expected to be enrolled in Medicare. It is imperative that we reduce wasteful spending throughout our health care system. “AARP believes we can reduce costs and find significant savings in Medicare using …

Fraud Prevention: Can We Present to Your Group?

Posted on 07/20/2015 by | AARP Vermont | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Community | Events | Fraud Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen!! Vermont consumers are losing thousands of dollars every week to various kinds of consumer fraud. People over 50 are especially vulnerable and account for more than half of all victims. Whether it’s bogus investment deals, the Grandparent Scam, e-mail ploys, lottery scams, or the newest ID Theft scheme – sophisticated con-artists are busy at work coming up with new ways to get you to hand over your hard-earned money. It’s important to keep …

A Day on the Lake—Aug. 23

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

Community | Events If you’ve ever gazed out on the sparkling waters of Lake Champlain and wished you could be out there on a summer day, now is your chance. On Sunday, Aug. 23, AARP Vermont is hosting its fourth annual Day on the Lake at the Community Sailing Center on the Burlington waterfront. Take your pick: a guided harbor tour on a 23-foot keelboat, an hour-long paddleboard lesson or a self-guided tour in a kayak or canoe. All events are free and …