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Crisis even more urgent with savings depleted during the pandemic
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RALEIGH – When it comes to our retirements. the Department of the State Treasurer is critical because it administers the public employee retirement systems for more than 900,000 North Carolinians, as well as the 401 (k), 457, and 403 (b) supplemental retirement plans for public employees.
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RALEIGH, NC—Today, AARP North Carolina launched “Protect Voters 50+,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support and protect North Carolinians ages 50 and up as they vote in the 2020 elections. The campaign will provide information on where candidates stand on issues that matter to the 50-plus and help them cast their votes safely from home or in-person.
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MORRISVILLE, NC – The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) has released a report with 30 recommendations for health care providers, state agencies, advocacy organizations, professional associations, and health care payers to support individuals with serious illness, their caregivers, and their communities.
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RALEIGH -- In the wake of the coronavirus where there is a record number of jobless in the state. There has also been no shortage of questionable debt settlement companies promising to reduce North Carolinians’ debts. Too often, after charging high fees, they only deliver increased debts, collection suits and ruined credit. To help prevent abuses from these companies, legislative action is urgently needed.
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RALEIGH -- With social distancing recommended by state by federal health officials, many older adults have serious concerns about their safety if forced to go to crowded polling places in November. AARP members asked us to advocate for changes and most of our recommendations were included in House Bill 1169, an act to make various changes to the law related to elections and to appropriate funds to the state board of elections in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Institute of Medicine Task Force on Serious Illness Care, recommends actions to improve quality of living for individuals with serious illness and their caregivers. The full report of the Task Force will be released this summer, but with COVID-19, serious illness care is touching a record number of North Carolinians and there are some recommendations that can’t wait.
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AARP is concerned about the impact of COVID-19 and voter participation in Election 2020. AARP sent this letter to leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly.
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As COVID-19 cases increase throughout our state and nation, social distancing guidelines have caused Americans to restructure most of our daily routines. To adhere to social distancing guidelines and shelter-in-place orders, people are largely dependent on internet service through their computers, tablets, or smart phones to connect them with their work, education, and health services. Those who do not have access to adequate internet coverage or other technological resources experience the “digital divide,” which has disparate impacts for low-income and rural Americans.
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RALEIGH -- With individual retirement savings being insufficient for millions of North Carolinians, in 2019, the General Assembly passed the Small Business Retirement Study -- a measure that will advise state lawmakers on the best way to establish retirement savings options that work best for small business owners and their employees.
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