May 18, 2022AARP Projects Retailers Could Stop Tens of Millions of Dollars in Consumer Loss from Gift Card Fraud with New TrainingWalgreens, Best Buy are First Retailers to Implement Trainings
Today, AARP announced the launch of two new training courses and other intervention resources aimed at equipping major U.S. retail employees with the tools needed to spot and stop gift card and wire-transfer exploitation. Walgreens and Best Buy have both signed on as inaugural retailers utilizing the AARP BankSafe training. The trainings are available at no cost to all retailers in the United States.
Apr 4, 2022AARP Foundation Joins Class Action Lawsuit to Recover Retirement Funds for Nearly 5,000 Current and Former Pastors of the African Methodist Episcopal ChurchLawsuit seeks to recover $90 million in lost employee retirement funds due to financial mismanagement
AARP Foundation attorneys have joined a class action lawsuit as co-counsel on behalf of about 5,000 African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church employees and retirees, whose fiduciaries mishandled and lost nearly $90 million in retirement funds.
Mar 1, 2022
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to President Biden’s State of the Union speech this evening, during which he called for action on high drug prices and announced new policies to improve nursing home care
Feb 22, 2022New AARP Report Finds Disparities in Longevity, Which Have Been Exacerbated by COVID, Will Result in Significant Economic, Job, and Wage Losses.
A new report from AARP found that the annual economic cost to the U.S. GDP caused by disparities in life expectancy is expected to reach $1.6 trillion in 2030. That totals 5.1% of the projected GDP, which would be equivalent to the combined size of Massachusetts’ and Virginia’s economies in 2030.
Feb 1, 2022AARP Recognizes Financial Organizations Committed to Fighting Financial Exploitation, Launches Upgraded BankSafe Training Course
Today, AARP announced the 115 banks, credit unions and financial advisory firms that earned a seal from AARP recognizing the steps they’ve taken to stop financial exploitation. A list of the financial organizations that earned the 2022 seal can be found at aarp.org/banksafe.
Nov 19, 2021Statement from AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the House passage of the Build Back Better Act.
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement reacting to the House passage of the Build Back Better Act:...
Nov 5, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement on the House bipartisan vote on the Infrastructure Investment and...
Nov 4, 2021
AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer, in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Protect Older Job Applicants Act (POJA) today.
Oct 21, 2021New PSAs Work to Empower the Two-Thirds of American Women Who Believe They are Unlikely to Achieve Financial Security in Retirement
Although more than 8 in 10 (86%) American women approaching retirement say that achieving financial security is very important to them, just one in three (33%) women believe they are very likely to achieve it, according to AARP.  To address this confidence gap, AARP and the Ad Council have teamed up to launch “We Say Save It TM” PSAs to empower women to prioritize their financial wellbeing in retirement. Launching October 21, “We Say Save It” is designed for middle-income women seeking inspiration to begin – or continue – their work toward financial security in retirement.
Oct 20, 2021AARP SURVEY: Voters Express Widespread Support for Legislation to Make it Easier to Save for Retirement
A new AARP survey of voters ages 25+ found an overwhelming majority (92%) agree that elected officials should support legislation that makes it easier for all workers to save for retirement from their paycheck.
Oct 13, 2021
AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to today’s announcement of the 2022 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in Social Security benefits
Aug 10, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement from Nancy A. LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer in response to today’s Senate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
Jun 23, 2021Legislation Restores Longstanding Legal Protections for Older Workers
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote today approving the bipartisan Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA).
May 7, 2021
AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement today after the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision to uphold CalSavers, California’s retirement savings program
Apr 28, 2021
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to President Biden’s address to Congress this evening
Apr 22, 2021NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community Announces Grant Program to Continue Support for Retired Educators During the PandemicEffort Will Help Further Strengthen Virtual Engagement for Retired Educator Associations Across U.S.
With older adults remaining at a higher risk for severe illness and isolation as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers, NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community has announced the launch of the 2021 We Care grant program.
Mar 31, 2021AARP Works With Savi On Student Loan Repayment Tool
A new analysis by AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) found student loan debt is a staggering problem across generations: Americans 50 and older held $336.1 billion, or 22%, of the $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in 2020.
Mar 19, 2021
AARP applauds the federal government’s decision to extend the tax filing deadline to May 17, 2021.
Mar 18, 2021At House Committee, AARP’s McCann Testifies in Support of Federal Protections for Workers Facing Age Discrimination
AARP announced today its endorsement of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA) that would strengthen federal protections of older workers. AARP praised the bipartisan leadership of Representatives Bobby Scott (VA-03), chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, and Rodney Davis (IL-13) who introduced the bill on Thursday. This bipartisan legislation is a companion to a Senate bill introduced by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
Mar 10, 2021
En Español | WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives...
Feb 16, 2021Program Provides Free Tax Prep Help; Appointments Are Required
WASHINGTON—Beginning today, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free tax assistance and preparation, including new low-contact and virtual services for taxpayers concerned about the spread of...
Feb 9, 2021
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP announced the 86 banks, credit unions and financial advisory firms that earned a seal from AARP recognizing the steps they’ve taken to help stop financial exploitation....
Feb 8, 2021AARP, AARP Foundation, SAGE and ASA Submit Amicus Briefs Opposing Unconstitutional Discrimination Against LGBT Surviving Spouses
WASHINGTON—AARP, AARP Foundation, SAGE and the American Society on Aging (ASA) filed amicus briefs today in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit arguing that the Social...
Feb 4, 2021Research Shows More than 80% of Investors Unaware that Financial Advisors Can Put Their Interests Ahead of Clients
AARP today launched “AARP Interview an Advisor™,” a new free resource to help investors assess and better understand the credentials of financial advisors and how they are compensated.
Jan 26, 2021Smallbizrc.org is a free, online platform for aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners
WASHINGTON—AARP and Public Private Strategies launched the free Small Business Resource Center for the 50+ to provide important resources to aspiring entrepreneurs and established business...
Jan 15, 2021
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy A. LeaMond issued the following statement in response to President-elect Biden’s proposal to combat...
Dec 16, 2020AARP Launches New Digital Platform, “Growing with Age,” to Help Businesses Reap Benefits of Multigenerational Workforces
AARP today released a new interactive digital platform, Growing with Age, to equip global employers with tools, research, and resources to help them recognize the benefits of, build support for, and embrace multigenerational workforces.
Dec 15, 2020
Today AARP EVP and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the announcement of a final fiduciary duty rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The new rule by the DOL no longer requires investment advisors to give advice solely in the best interest of clients.
Oct 13, 2020
WASHINGTON — AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to today’s announcement from the Social Security Administration of its 2021 cost-of-living...
Sep 15, 2020
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP expanded its BankSafe online training platform for bank and credit union staff to include financial advisors. The training platform equips financial advisors with the...
Aug 20, 2020More than 110,000 AARP Members Petition Postmaster General to Suspend Any Changes that Could Disrupt Mail Delivery During Pandemic
WASHINGTON—Today AARP delivered a petition from 111,717 members, gathered in just two days, to the Postmaster General, calling for the suspension of any changes to mail delivery operations...
Aug 17, 2020AARP Urges Postmaster General to Suspend Any Changes that Could Disrupt Mail Delivery During the Pandemic
WASHINGTON— AARP today sent a letter urging Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service (USPS) Louis DeJoy to suspend any changes to mail delivery...
Aug 14, 2020On Social Security’s 85th Anniversary, Survey Finds Nearly All Americans View Social Security as an Important ProgramMajority Believe it is More Important in Light of Pandemic
WASHINGTON—A new AARP survey, released in conjunction with Social Security’s 85th anniversary, confirms that Americans highly value Social Security, and even more so due to the pandemic. The...
Aug 13, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today sent a letter to President Trump in response to his recent statements suggesting elimination of the current dedicated funding for Social Security. The full text of the...
Aug 8, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond today made the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order to suspend payroll taxes: “While we agree that...
Aug 5, 2020AARP Survey: 83% of Global Executives Agree Multigenerational Workforce is Key to Growth and SuccessThousands of Employers Share Workforce Insights During Pandemic
WASHINGTON—Today, AARP released a new survey revealing global executives’ thinking about the rapidly-aging workforce. Among the findings: 83% of global business leaders recognize that...
- Jun 16, 2020
WASHINGTON—Today AARP released a statement from Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the federal health department’s rollback of key protections under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
Jun 15, 2020AARP BankSafe Announces New Coronavirus Exploitation-Prevention Training for Financial Institution Employees
WASHINGTON— Today AARP announced a new online training module to help financial institution employees identify and stop suspected financial exploitation during the pandemic. As the coronavirus...
Mar 26, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement on the bipartisan agreement on the coronavirus stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...
Mar 19, 2020Letter Endorses New Senate Bill, S.3535, to Delay Filing Date
WASHINGTON—Today AARP called on the federal government to extend the income tax filing deadline until July 15, 2020, because of the threat of coronavirus; the need to follow public health...
Mar 14, 2020
WASHINGTON—AARP released the following statement today on the bipartisan coronavirus package and House passage of HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Said AARP Executive Vice...
- Jan 30, 2020Multi-Generational Workforces Add Major Value, Study Notes
WASHINGTON – Age discrimination against people age 50 and older robbed the economy of $850 billion in 2018, a new AARP report has found. Research by AARP and the Economist Intelligence Unit...
Jan 15, 2020Senate Consideration of POWADA Is Urged
WASHINGTON—AARP praised the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote today approving bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination — the “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination...
Dec 18, 2019Findings Show Women 50-plus Are Concerned about Health Care, Drug Prices and Economy
WASHINGTON—Today AARP released the findings of a nationwide poll that explores the priorities and concerns of a key group of voters that could help determine the 2020 presidential election and...
- Nov 11, 2019Research Finds Unexpected Money Emergencies & Imprudent Responses Are Common
Reacting to new research that shows one-half of adults have experienced an unexpected financial challenge in the past year, AARP today launched AARP MoneyMap™, a free online tool that helps consumers deal with unanticipated financial emergencies.
- Oct 24, 2019AARP and the Ad Council Launch “Tribute to Our Sheroes” Retirement Savings Campaign to Give Black Women Free Personalized Retirement Savings Tips
NEW YORK–AARP and the Ad Council have teamed up to launch the “Tribute to Our Sheroes” retirement savings campaign to help Black women boost their retirement savings. Launching October 24th, “
- Oct 17, 2019Incidence of Financial Exploitation Greatly Declines with BankSafe Training, Says First-of-its-Kind Report from AARP and Virginia TechAnalysis shows BankSafe-trained employees save 12 times more money than their peers
Dedicated training for employees of banks and credit unions significantly strengthens the ability to stop financial exploitation incidents before money leaves consumers’ accounts, according to a first-of-its-kind research report published by AARP and Virginia Tech’s Center for Gerontology.
- Oct 10, 2019
AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to today’s announcement of the 2020 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in Social Security benefits.
- Oct 4, 2019Justice Department Teams up with AARP and the Oak Ridge Boys to Launch Public Service Announcement to Raise Awareness About Fraud Schemes Targeting Older Americans
The Department of Justice today unveiled a new public service announcement (PSA), created in collaboration with AARP and the Oak Ridge Boys.
- Sep 18, 2019New Center for State and Local Government Excellence Research Examines Variable Arrangements for Public Pension PlansWebinar Scheduled for October 8th to Review Report
A new report from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) and AARP provides policymakers and stakeholders with an overview of the use of variable benefit and contribution arrangements in public pension plans.