Don’t forget to VOTE on November 7th!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-30T15:03:32+00:00">October 30, 2017</time> by AARP New Jersey

AARP reminds you to vote on Tuesday, November 7th. Besides the critical race for governor, all 120 seats in the state Assembly and Senate are on the ballot. And If you’re still not sure which gubernatorial candidate merits your vote for governor, check our our video voter guide right here. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. If your not sure where to vote or have other questions, you can contact the New Jersey Division of Elections at 1-877-NJ-VOTER. AARP engages members and  the public …

Events Calendar

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-24T10:27:05+00:00">October 24, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-10T14:40:12+00:00">November 10, 2017</time> by

Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Medicare’s open enrollment period is October 15 – December 7 Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year—things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. October 15 to December 7 is when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.  Visit Medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to learn more.   …

New Jersey Veterans Secure Another Weapon in the Fight Against Fraud

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-23T15:16:54+00:00">October 23, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-26T09:45:44+00:00">October 26, 2017</time> by

Four hundred thousand veterans of New Jersey will benefit from a national initiative to protect them against scammers, fraud and abuse.  In September 2017, in partnership with the US Postal Inspection Service and the US Post Office, AARP launched a national initiative “Operation Protect Veterans.” This initiative will leverage the partner’s huge reach, communications capabilities, and credibility to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of financial fraud, and warn family members of the dire consequences of being scammed. To share and …

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-23T15:09:45+00:00">October 23, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-26T09:47:53+00:00">October 26, 2017</time> by

Definition of a Family Caregiver A ‘family caregiver’ is defined as someone who is providing unpaid short-term or long-term care to a parent, spouse, friend or other adult loved one who needs help with everyday activities and personal tasks such as transportation, managing finances, scheduling appointments, shopping, bathing, dressing, preparing meals, wound care and/or medication management. But many family caregivers don’t think of themselves as caregivers—they see themselves as sons, daughters, spouses, and friends just doing what families do for each …

Special Alert: The Equifax Data Breach, and What You Need to Know

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-23T15:00:40+00:00">October 23, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-26T09:43:48+00:00">October 26, 2017</time> by

In September, Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit bureaus, announced that a data breach likely compromised the information of approximately 145 million Americans, about half the US population. The media swirl that has ensued has left many people confused and alarmed. Here’s what you should know about the breach: As a credit-reporting agency, Equifax collects information about consumers and how we handle our financial obligations. Equifax and other credit bureaus sell this information to lenders and credit-scoring companies …

The 2017 NJ Voter Guide presented by AARP New Jersey

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-13T14:23:42+00:00">September 13, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-22T13:36:53+00:00">September 22, 2017</time> by

Welcome to our voters’ guide for the 2017 governors’ race. Joining us to give their views on issues of interest to voters age 50+ are the Republican nominee, Kim Guadagno, and the Democratic nominee, Phil Murphy. We thank the candidates for meeting with us, and we thank you for taking the time to become informed on the issues. And don’t forget to vote on November 7!

BREAKING NEWS: Governor Christie has signed the Wounded Warrior Caregivers Relief Act!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-05-11T13:14:59+00:00">May 11, 2017</time> by AARP New Jersey

AARP Commends Gov. Christie for Supporting Caregivers of Wounded Warriors A Statement from AARP New Jersey State President Dave Mollen AARP applauds Governor Christie for his enactment today of The Wounded Warrior Caregiver Relief Act (S750), which will provide a modest state income tax credit for the eligible, unpaid family caregivers of our post- 9-11 Wounded Warriors. The Wounded Warrior Caregivers Relief Act provides a tax credit to qualified family caregivers who take care of a military service member who has …

Urgent Alert: Tell your members of Congress to vote NO on damaging health bill!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-04-28T15:39:13+00:00">April 28, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-04-28T15:39:58+00:00">April 28, 2017</time> by AARP New Jersey

  The health care bill pushed by the leadership in the US House of Representatives has come back to life in an even more damaging form. The legislation would hit people 50-64 with an “age tax” that could cost them up to $13,000 a year. And the deal worked out behind closed doors would allow insurance companies to deny coverage or increase costs by thousands of dollars for people with pre-existing conditions. 25 million Americans between the ages of 50 …

IRS Announces Use of Private Debt Collectors

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-04-18T14:27:43+00:00">April 18, 2017</time> by

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is now working with private debt collection agencies to recover unpaid tax debts. Scammers could attempt to capitalize on potential confusion created by this new development. Here’s what you need to know. How it Works: If you have a long overdue federal tax account, IRS will mail you a letter informing you that it is turning over your account to a private debt collection agency. The letter will provide the name of the company and …