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Retirement Savings, CARE Act Top Agenda

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AARP Connecticut has a robust legislative agenda lined up for the session that begins Jan. 7.

AARP is advocating a payroll retirement savings plan for workers who do not have access to an employer-sponsored plan. The state office also is pressing for the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, which requires hospitals to show family caregivers how to provide follow-up care—such as managing medications or dressing wounds—before a patient goes home.

AARP will continue to fight for affordable utility rates and consumer protections in the deregulated third-party electric market. And AARP aims to ensure that Connecticut residents can continue to rely on dependable telephone landlines, which are necessary to monitor medical equipment such as pacemakers.

To find out how you can help advocate for these issues, contact Elaine Werner, AARP program specialist, at 866-295-7279 toll-free or

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