Insurance Scams Seek to Defraud Medicare Accounts, Steal Identities

Seniors are being widely pitched with COVID-19 insurance scams trying to defraud their Medicare accounts and steal their identities, warns the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.

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How to Get Prescriptions You Need during the Pandemic

With a primary goal of staying healthy on everyone’s mind during the coronavirus pandemic, for many, that includes maintaining a supply of prescription medications in a time when we are encouraged to limit trips to the pharmacy.

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How Seniors Can Protect Their Health and Finances during the Pandemic

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, health officials have been clear and consistent in their message to seniors: While anyone can fall victim to COVID-19, those who are 65 and older are in an especially high-risk group.

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Social Security News: Benefits Will Be Paid on Time during COVID-19 Pandemic

Andrew Saul, commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Avoid These Mistakes When Choosing a Financial Adviser

A financial adviser can help you make prudent decisions about how to invest and save your money. Choosing the right one is important to your financial well-being.

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Tax-Aide Suspends Service until Further Notice

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide announced recently that it will suspend tax preparation services at all sites until further notice. The action is due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

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Savvy Senior: Do I Have to File Taxes?

Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the IRS income-tax filing requirements for seniors this year?

I didn’t file a tax return last year because my 2018 income was below the filing requirements, but I got a part-time job late last year in 2019, so I’m wondering if I need to file this year.

– Semi-Retired

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Social Security News: Get Your Social Security Benefit Statement

Tax season is here, and we have made replacing your annual benefit statement even easier.

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Free Tax Assistance Offered for Chester County

Through April 15, the AARP Tax-Aide program will offer free one-on-one counseling as well as assistance on the telephone and internet to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, and other standard documents.

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