• January 22, 2021

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AARP Warns of ‘Sticker Shock’ at Freestanding ERs

Confusion by Texas consumers over freestanding emergency rooms has left many families with unexpected and unnecessary high medical bills. A new AARP survey of Texas freestanding ERs finds that, unlike urgent care clinics, many of freestanding ER billings are out-of-network for most insurers. Patients report sticker shock over surprise medical bills that are several times larger than […]Read More

‘Toolkit’ Helps Caregivers Protect Seniors’ Money from Scams

AUSTIN – Family celebrations during the holiday season often center around parents and grandparents. But the holidays are a time when con artists may also have have seniors in their sights. Family members who act as financial caregivers for parents or others often are the first line of defense against scammers. And AARP Texas and […]Read More

AARP Providing Free Income Tax Preparation at Parks and Recreation

The AARP Foundation is offering free income tax preparation for low to moderate-income taxpayers at various City of El Paso Parks and Recreation senior centers through April 17. Any person, of any age, may use this service and does not need to be an AARP member. Each individual tax return usually takes volunteer tax preparers […]Read More

AARP: Texas Seniors Targeted for Fraud Over Holidays

AUSTIN, Texas – The holidays are a time of good feelings and generosity for many, but AARP warns that older Texans often are prime targets for fraud and abuse during the season. For many seniors, the holidays also can be times of loneliness and isolation, which can make them more vulnerable to scam artists. Tim […]Read More