Skip to comments.AARP Membership?
Posted on 09/15/2022 10:03:18 AM PDT by far sider
My wife has been wanting us to join AARP for some kind of prescription or medical benefit. I don't want to because....AARP. Is this a good idea financially? Does AMAC have anything comparable? Thanks.
AARP supported Obamacare. They can rot in hell.
Nope. They stopped trying to recruit us a long time ago. Too left for us.
Save your $
Join AMAC, much better and conservative!
All the comments above seem to be about AARP. I am also interested in knowing whether AMAC is a good alternative.
What is AMAC?
I work in healthcare billing. From what see they have a very good Medicare supplement ins that always pays. No issues. I don’t like their politics but insurance is good. Be sure to get a Plan F wherever you decide. Covers most what Medicare doesn’t.
NO. They should just change it to AAR-D’s
It looks like they have done a good job in matching the aarp discounts.
Do you have any personal experience using these discounts?
Last I knew the medical AARP and the club were not connected. Same name, but separate.
I joined at 50 just to see what propaganda they send, get my cooler trunk organizer and pay almost nothing for a 3 year membership:
Here is what I have found:
1. Their prescription card is not quite as good as Good RX, but still interesting.
2. They love everything the Democrats do and steer people toward voting for them in every publication. They are mainly an arm of the Democrat party.
3. I got a great price on an online driver course that I was able to use to get a good discount on my USAA insurance
4. They sometimes have useful information that I have gleaned here and there.
5. Their travel deals aren’t very good. You can do better through other avenues.
6. I have converted points you earn from taking quizzes and watching presentations on their website into gift cards for a few restaurants.
Bottom line, you are basically contributing to a fundraising arm of the Democrat party with marginal side benefits. It’s doubtful I will renew when my practically free 3 year initial membership is complete.
Take a look at Good RX.......saves me hundreds a month in prescriptions.
I could not talk my wife out of joining AARP so we get their publications—evil lefty trash.
AARP has a very good Medicare supplemental plan.
You have to join AARP for one year to qualify.
After that you do not have to renew AARP to keep the supplemental.
It was (IIRC) $12 one time…
No experience here, I’d be new, so, curious about others’ experiences.
You said your spouse was interested due to some kind of prescription or medical benefit.
That is a sepearate issue of AARP vs AMAC. BTW, AMAC is the way to go in that regard, but now back to the prescription topic.
1) Have you heard of GoodRx? Go to your local pharmacist that fills your prescriptions. Ask them to tell you what the price will be with the GoodRx discount for EVERY prescription you have. Then ask them what if you had the AARP discount.
I think you will find the GoodRx beats the hell out of the “senior” plans, every single time. In fact, they even beat my full rate (top tier, not HMO) Aetna plan 80% of the time.
Now, on that medical benefit, that’s a different story, and should be researched on it’s own. MOST of the medicare+ plans are all the same, and you can sign up for them basically everywhere, so no need to join/pay for AARP (or AMAC) for that.
They (AARP) use fear and the promise of an unspecified benefit (pig in a poke) that you “deserve” to get members. A sucker is born every minute.
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