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Columbus Day News from AARP

Posted on 10/12/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Bulletin TodayOn Friday, this great article about AARP’s health insurance options was featured on CBS Money Watch. The article takes an in-depth look at AARP’s range of health insurance plans and what they mean for you, in terms of deductibles, preventative care and more. The author, Bob Trebilcock, says: “After talking to nearly a dozen experts and comparing quotes from more than 50 companies, here’s our conclusion: AARP health policies, while rarely the least expensive, are competitive, and might be the …

Social Security COLA – Where We Stand

Posted on 10/2/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Money & SavingsYesterday, AARP CEO A. Barry Rand sent a letter to leaders on the Hill, encouraging them to provide $250 in emergency relief to millions of older Americans who are struggling in the current tough economic climate. AARP’s support for this measure comes in response to the expected announcement that there will be no Social Security Cost of Live Adjustment (COLA) in 2010. Here’s an excerpt from the letter from Rand: “Seniors spend a disproportionate share of their income (about 30 …