— 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. …

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 5 p.m. MT PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5 p.m. MT If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …

— Proposition 3, on the ballot this November, is an expansion of the Medicaid program, which is jointly funded by the Utah state and federal government.  If passed, an additional 150,000 Utahns will have access to affordable healthcare through Medicaid, and it will bring $800 million of federal tax dollars Utahns already pay back into our state to pay for the expansion.  The expansion will add approximately 14,000 new jobs, and this new economic activity will add $1.7 billion to Utah’s …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5 p.m. MT PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 5 p.m. MT The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— State voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to extend health coverage to some 150,000 low-income residents by expanding Medicaid to people who exceed the current financial eligibility bar. AARP Utah has been pursuing the expansion in the legislature for several years, as the state leaves federal dollars on the table—$800 million a year—that would broaden the health coverage program. The Utah Decides Healthcare coalition, which includes AARP, helped qualify Proposition 3 for the ballot and strongly backs the measure. In …

— By Adam Kolowich, Utahns for Healthcare Fairness Most hospital bills are inaccurate or unfair. Make sure you check every bill. Errors on hospital bills are extremely common; a 2017 study by Medliminal Health Solutions found that four out of five hospital bills contain one.   While some of these errors can be relatively minor, such as a charge for a medicine you brought from home, others can be significant, such as charging for a test you didn’t receive or overcharging for …

— Join AARP Utah for Real Possibilities University, an exciting free program featuring expert keynote speakers on how to keep your brain fit and memory sharp, and how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam. Keynote speakers Dr. Kevin Duff of the University of Utah’s Brain Institute will discuss how to keep your brain sharp and improve your memory, and an expert from the Utah Commerce Department will outline common scams in the state, how to spot and avoid fraud, and how to …

— Brain fitness and fraud prevention—top concerns in Utah—will be the focus at a Real Possibilities University in West Valley City this month. State agencies will provide fraud-prevention advice, and the University of Utah Brain Institute will offer tips on brain health and strategies to improve memory. Other sessions will focus on staying fit, healthy eating, and preparing wills and trusts. Sponsored by AARP Utah, the free event is Thursday, March 22, 5-7:30 p.m. (with check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m.) at …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …

— The legislative session that begins Jan. 22 is only 45 days long. AARP Utah is prepared to hit the ground running to advocate on behalf of family caregivers, retirees and other adults 50-plus. AARP staff and volunteers will be at the Capitol every day. This year, the state office’s legislative priorities are to secure workplace leave for family caregivers, expand access to telehealth and keep the retirement income tax credit from phasing out for Utahns born after 1953. The AARP …

— Utahns 50-plus value keeping their brains healthy and their finances secure, an AARP survey found. AARP Utah has lined up keynote speakers to address both topics at its “Real Possibilities” University on Thursday, Oct. 12, 4:30-7:30 p.m., at Festival Hall in Cedar City. In addition to focusing on memory loss, dementia and fraud, Real Possibilities will feature sessions on physical fitness and nutrition, and wills and trusts. Utahns traveling to nearby St. George for the Huntsman World Senior Games are …