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Prescription drug prices are skyrocketing. Medicare spent an extra $110 billion in recent years because drug prices increased faster than inflation. That money could have bought lots of gas and groceries.
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Medicare Part D Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15
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Saving for Retirement
The state’s new retirement savings program—long championed by AARP Illinois—is expanding to more businesses this fall.
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Automatic payroll deductions will help
Student Debt Showing Rising Costs & Accumulated Debt
AARP Virginia State Director will be part of the Virginia College Affordability Policy Council
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A new AARP Public Policy Institute report, shows that retail prices for a combined set of 754 widely-used brand name, generic, and specialty prescription drugs increased by an average of 4.2% in 2017, well above the general inflation rate of 2.1% for the same period. This marked the 12th year in a row of often substantial drug price increases.
Saving for Retirement
To combat a retirement security crisis, state legislators this year passed a bill establishing the Colorado Secure Savings Plan Board, to examine the feasibility of creating a savings program for employees of small businesses that don’t offer 401(k)s.
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By Natalie Missakian
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