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Photo: Those who receive Medicare benefits can now update their prescription coverage under Part "D". Phone by GDNS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The signup period is open to enroll in or make changes in Medicare Part "D" prescription coverage. People age 65 and older on Medicare can decide to add the additional coverage. "If you love your Medicare Part D plan, and it's meeting all your medical needs, you can go ahead and ...Read More

PHOTO: With open enrollment for Medicare starting today, the more than three-million Texans who are beneficiaries are being urged to evaluate their current health and prescription drug coverage. Photo courtesy of AARP Texas.
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AUSTIN, Texas - It's a critically important time for more than three-million people across the Lone Star State, as the annual open enrollment for Medicare starts today. This is the one time of year beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare health and prescription plans. Trey Berndt, associa ...Read More

PHOTO: Whether Latino voters turn out for this midterm election could have a major impact on the race between Sen. Mark Udall and challenger Cory Gardner. Udall has the edge in a new survey by the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and Latino Decisions. Photo courtesy NCLR Action Fund.

DENVER - Latinos now make up 21 percent of Coloradans, and experts forecast this voting bloc could have a significant impact on the November midterm election. A survey released on Tuesday by the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and Latino Decisions finds 55 percent of Latino voters support i ...Read More

PHOTO: Illinois voters can go online to www.aarp.org/yourvote to find nonpartisan information about candidates' positions on key election issues. Photo courtesy: AARP.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinoisians head to the polls three weeks from today for the 2014 midterm elections. For voters who feel overwhelmed by the avalanche of campaign adds and negative advertising, it can be hard to figure out the candidates' true positions on critical policy matters. One organiza ...Read More

PHOTO: Granite Staters are advised to sit tight on their wallets this week, as Open Enrollment begins for Medicare recipients. While there are plenty of health care choices, consumer advocates warn scam artists will use this time period to fish for personal information. Photo courtesy of AARP New Hampshire.

CONCORD, N.H. - It's called Open Enrollment and it starts Wednesday; it's an opportunity for hundreds of thousands of local Medicare recipients to switch their health plan options but it is also a prime time for scam artists. Bob Denz is a retired FBI agent and volunteer "fraud-fighter" for AARP N ...Read More

PHOTO: It's less than a month until Election Day. AARP has compiled candidates' views, in their own words, about several key issues in its nonpartisan Voters' Guide. Photo credit: Nicole Klauss

HARRISBURG, Pa. - With the General Election less than a month away, there's at least one source of political information in the Commonwealth that isn't an attack ad. This week, AARP Pennsylvania released a nonpartisan Voters' Guide anyone can access online. The group contacted the candidates in th ...Read More

PHOTO: Indiana's Attorney General is suggesting ideas for legislation to help prevent scams from debt buyers, home improvement con artists, and those that target senior citizens. Photo credit: Brian Turner/wikimedia.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Advancements in technology can make life easier, but they can also make it easier for scammers to get hard-earned money from unsuspecting Hoosiers. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says con artists are discovering new ways to victimize people every day whether it's through ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP North Carolina will be working with UNC Wilmington to offer forums and workshops for older North Carolinians in order to help them prepare for retirement. Photo courtesy of AARP.

WILMINGTON, N.C. - AARP North Carolina joined the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) this week to announce a long-term initiative to raise awareness and propose solutions to the challenges facing the state's 50-plus population in retirement. According Jody Holtzman, AARP Senior Vice ...Read More

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