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Which Seniors Organization is the best alternative to AARP? (major Vanity)
me | January 22, 2013 | Mutt the Hoople

Posted on 01/22/2013 7:29:46 AM PST by MuttTheHoople

I know this is a major vanity. However, I want to know what's the best Seniors Organization out there.

I turned 50 last June, and I'm thinking about retiring from my teaching job. The Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage goes up dramatically for retirees, and I'd like something that might be more affordable.

I definitely want something opposing AARP, which is the Seniors Political Arm of the Obama Administration. However, in doing research there's several to choose from. AMAC, American Seniors Association, Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), the National Active Retirement Association, etc.

Which one to choose? Which one's best? Which one provides the best benefits?


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: aarp; americanseniors; organizations; retirement; seniorsorganization

1 posted on 01/22/2013 7:29:57 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: MuttTheHoople

Personally I picked AMAC. Better or the same Bene’s as AARP, but none of my money goes to libtards.


2 posted on 01/22/2013 7:41:36 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

AARP is URP!


3 posted on 01/22/2013 7:43:53 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I am so darn sorry I didn’t change my insurance this year. I hate and despise AARP but didn’t think there was an alternative that wasn’t a lot more expensive.

I am starting on my homework now for next year.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 8:01:07 AM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: MuttTheHoople

I’m glad you posted this. I have been wondering this myself. AARP can go fly a kite. My husband and I will never join that Dem front group.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 8:01:47 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: MuttTheHoople
I turned 50 last June, and I'm thinking about retiring [...]

Anyone able to even only contemplate retiring at 50 must have millions stashed away - hence no need to bother weighing the pros and cons of different insurance plans.

Need, e.g., a new liver? Take it out of petty cash!

Regards,

6 posted on 01/22/2013 8:03:19 AM PST by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: alexander_busek

“I turned 50 last June, and I’m thinking about retiring [...]
Anyone able to even only contemplate retiring at 50 must have millions stashed away - hence no need to bother weighing the pros and cons of different insurance plans.”

Teachers have pensions the rest of us don’t have.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 8:08:59 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: MuttTheHoople

Don’t let the Obamabots know that you’re fixin’ to retire at 50. They’ll think that you haven’t paid your “fair share.”

Best wishes - and good planning!


8 posted on 01/22/2013 8:12:40 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: alexander_busek

I took it that the OP was considering retiring from teaching but not from the work force.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 8:15:31 AM PST by KirbDog
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To: MuttTheHoople
I turned 50 last June, and I'm thinking about retiring from my teaching job. The Blue Cross/Blue Shield coverage goes up dramatically for retirees ...
Wow, retire at 50? You must have boo-koo bucks put away.
So how is it your teachers' union can offer a sweet deal for retirement, but not healthcare?
What do you pay now (out of pocket) for healthcare - and what will it be when you're retired at 50 years old?
10 posted on 01/22/2013 8:23:13 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MuttTheHoople

This won’t provide everything, but they have many choices-

http://www.nraendorsedinsurance.com/


11 posted on 01/22/2013 8:30:51 AM PST by matthew fuller (We are 9350000 men with battle rifles, not armed because we are free, but free because we are armed.)
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To: oh8eleven
So how is it your teachers' union can offer a sweet deal for retirement, but not healthcare?

Point one: Not all teachers belong to a union

Point two: Not all states have teacher's unions as a bargaining unit.

Point three: everybody that changes employment status is eligible for COBRA which is usually way more expensive because it is self-funded healthcare coverage.

Just because someone is a teacher doesn't mean they are a parasite. There are conservatives that teach out there.

12 posted on 01/22/2013 8:52:04 AM PST by pfflier
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To: MuttTheHoople
I went through the same hoops about 5 years ago.

The first thing I did before retiring was get a pretty thorough health assessment, cardio, diabetes screening, kidney function check, PSA and colonoscopy. If these come out clear, your primary costs will likely be traumatic injury. You can likely pay Urgent Care "doc in the box" expenses out of pocket if you are not accident prone that might amount to $400 a year assuming two visits.

One thing I did was become a dependent on my wife's insurance which turned out to cost way less than continuing my own coverage independently. The neat thing about that is that you can make the change out of season because of your employment status change.

Another thing that helps cut costs is making sure that you have a primary care physician. Most insurers charge a co-pay per visit to a primary care doctor that could otherwise be a huge out of pocket payment for urgent care or emergency room care.

At your age it would be optomistic to count on medicare at 65. Instead you may want to consider getting a long term care coverage policy. It is not health insurance and can cover some of the biggest expenses retirees fear like nursing home, assisted living rehab etc.

13 posted on 01/22/2013 9:11:51 AM PST by pfflier
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To: MuttTheHoople

American Seniors Association is by far the best.

give them a look at: http://www.americanseniors.org

Molon Labe


14 posted on 01/22/2013 9:12:31 AM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416)
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To: pfflier
There are conservatives that teach out there.
Gee, really? My two sons are teachers, my DIL is a teacher, and my wife works for the school district.
But thanks for sharing your wisdom despite the fact that NO ONE feckin' asked you for your snotty 2 cents.

15 posted on 01/22/2013 9:13:03 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MuttTheHoople

AMAC


16 posted on 01/22/2013 9:13:35 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: alexander_busek

I didn’t say I was going to take it to the house. It’s just that I put in 25 years with State, and will probably be moving on to something else.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 9:15:32 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: oh8eleven

I’m a Civil Engineer. I lost my job in 2009, and was lucky to get an Assistant’s job at a local school. When I retire, I’ll double the pay I have now.


18 posted on 01/22/2013 9:24:30 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Why bother with any organization at all? Sooner or later, they’re bound to take your money and do something obnoxious with it while claiming to speak for you.


19 posted on 01/22/2013 9:48:34 AM PST by frizzled
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To: MuttTheHoople
I put in 25 years with State ... When I retire, I’ll double the pay I have now.
So, it's your other job that is allowing you to retire at 50 ... with only 25 years of service?
You do know that retirement pay before 55 has hefty IRS ramifications?
BTW, you didn't tell us what your healthcare premiums are now and what they'll be once you retire.
My wife retired from Kodak after 35+ years and her healthcare cost was $100/month. Kodak went bankrupt and now she pays $400/month.
20 posted on 01/22/2013 10:05:06 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

CHILL

GEEZ nothing was said to require that type of response.


21 posted on 01/22/2013 10:16:46 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: MuttTheHoople; All; Dr. Zoo
This one won’t help you at this time as it starts at age 60

60plus.org

I have traveled with the guy that started this, Jim Martin.

He is a tea party person, and speaks at many Tea Party rallies.

If you contact them, tell them that Dr. Zoo from the Tea Party Express sent you.

23 posted on 01/22/2013 10:27:43 AM PST by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 - Mar 1, 2012)
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To: MuttTheHoople

When the AARP came out for Obuma care we decided to switch too...but sadly we couldn’t find an alternative. To think these sob’s could get away with throwing seniors under a bus like that just disgusts me to no end.


24 posted on 01/22/2013 2:08:06 PM PST by exPBRrat
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