—   Proposition 3 was voted into law by Utahns last November, and will expand Medicaid coverage to 150,000 of our friends and neighbors, many of whom had no access to affordable healthcare coverage.  But now this victory is in imminent danger of being repealed and replaced by the Utah legislature, which convenes next week. Proposition 3 was crafted and vetted by policy experts after years of attempts to have Medicaid expanded by the state legislature, and will bring $800,000 million …

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5 p.m. MT As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …

— A MESSAGE FROM AARP UTAH AND THE UTAH HEALTH POLICY PROJECT ON YESTERDAY’S VOTE TO REPEAL AND REPLACE PROPOSITION 3   Yesterday the Senate’s Health and Human Services committee voted to proceed with Senator Christensen’s bill that would repeal Proposition 3’s Medicaid expansion.   It could be debated and voted on the Senate floor as early as TODAY, Wednesday the 30th.   Please contact your senators RIGHT AWAY and express your opposition to SB 96 and any attempts to repeal …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 5 p.m. MT They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …

—    Navigating Hazardous Winter Roads Driving safely while driving on wet, icy or snowy roads isn’t easy for anyone. It requires preparation and concentration. Here are some basics to keep you safe when the roads in our community are not safe. * Do a Check. After three years, a battery might need replacing. Turn on the headlights, then start the engine. If the lights brighten when the engine is running, your battery is weak and likely ready for a replacement. …

— State retirees paid into Social Security throughout their working lives and now count on it to make ends meet. What they don’t appreciate is having to pay state taxes on that vital retirement money. But Utah is one of 13 states that tax Social Security income. AARP Utah is urging legislators to remove at least part of this tax on older residents. Members can press lawmakers on the issue during the 45-day session that starts Jan. 28 and also fight …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5 p.m. MT The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

— by Kathy Stokes, AARP Fraud Watch Network Veterans Day has come and gone for this year, but we want veterans to know that scammers go to great lengths to target their money, their benefits, and their commitment to current and former soldiers. How It Works: Targeting veterans can take many forms: The Update Your Military File Scam: A caller claims to be from the Department of Veterans Affairs and asks to “update” your information, but really is hoping to get …

— Consumers, take note!  Next Thursday, November 15 the Financial Fraud Institute will be holding a free fraud presentation with experts from federal and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies.  They will outline steps to spot and avoid fraud, as well as provide information about what to do  if you believe you have been the target of a scam.  Register here or call 801-579-6191 to reserve your seat, as space in limited. The Keynote Speaker will be Chief Magistrate Judge Paul M. …