If you have not joined, you probably are wondering about the benefits AARP offers. Are the benefits worth the $16 annual membership fee charged to senior citizens? Let me set your mind at ease. Of course they are!
The number of benefits AARP offers is huge. The variety of benefits AARP offers is breathtaking. Let me give you a bit of an overview. That way you can get a good idea of the benefits AARP can give you as a senior citizen.
First there are the discounts. There seem to be discounts on so many products and services. There are food discounts. Those food discounts apply at restaurants, such as Denny’s and Dunkin’ Donuts, and for groceries, such as Kellogg’s.
There are many travel discounts. Those are at hotels, such as Mandalay Bay and Days Inn and Travelodge. Also on rental car companies, such as Avis and Budget and Enterprise. And on cruise lines, such as Norwegian Cruise Line and Blount.
AARP also has insurance products. There is health insurance. Also life insurance from New York Life. And Auto insurance from The Hartford and motorcycle insurance from Foremost Insurance Group. Long term care insurance from Genworth Financial. Mobile home insurance from Foremost Group. The AARP Lifetime Income Program from New York Life Insurance and Annuity Program lets members convert some of their assets into lifetime income.
AARP offers health products to members who are not yet eligible for Medicare. You can get major medical coverage and supplemental hospital coverage. Once you join Medicare you can obtain one of the Medicare Supplemental Plans or a Medicare Advantage Plan and/or a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. You also can get dental insurance and vision discounts and hearing discounts and fitness discounts.
AARP also offers financial products. You can get financial services from Charles Schwab and an AARP Visa card from Chase.
Your get updated information relevant to senior citizens through the monthly magazine and the bulletin.
So go ahead and apply. AARP is not very choosy. All you have to do to qualify is be at least 50 years old.