SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA -- AARP has allowed one of their associate companies in California to sell my private/personal email address to other companies for marketing purposes WITHOUT MY PERMISSION or INFORMING ME THAT THEY HAVE ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN. The associate company is the AARP Driver Safety Course which deals with this course in California.
Since I signed up for this course in May 2013 I have been receiving a huge amount of SPAM advertising!! I have NEVER had this happen before with ANY company.The worst part they DO NOTHING to address the issue. I recently received a false apology letter from the Washington DC office without a name or personal contact information. This is how much RESPECT AARP gives to their subscribers!!! DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH AARP! And especially with their associate companies who offer any service be it Driver Safety Courses OR ANYTHING!!!
TEMPE, ARIZONA -- AARP advertises with the filthy mouth Rush Limbaugh. This man is a drug addict who hates college students and calls them ** for using birth control. He is totally against Medicare and SS. He is really against the Affordable Health Care Act. He is the biggest racist, bigot on radio. Rush even hates animals and poor children.
This jerk has been married at least 4 times and does not have any children. His daddy was a big time judge somewhere down south. He did not protest the Vietnam war and did not have to go. No wonder he does not support Vets with jobs, health care, and the GI bill for education. He does not even have a degree, he never went to college. He has gone too far and needs to stop. I would like to unsubscribe to AARP until they stop supporting Rush.
NATIONWIDE, ARIZONA -- These have to be the most incompetent company I have dealt with. It makes you suspect that they deliberately obfuscate, arbitrarily deny claims and inordinately delay payments in the hopes you will give up and pay it yourself. When I made the mistake of switching to them in Jan of this year, my then doctor warned me about their practices but I didn't pay attention, even changing doctors because he refused to deal with them any longer. I should have listened. Fortunately I will have the option of switching away from them at the end of the year, which I will do.
AARP should be excoriated for daring to suggest that they endorsed this company because they offer the best option. In my opinion, it seems obvious that it was purely a financial motivation. I believe that AARP has no problem screwing over its members if it can make a buck. In my opinion, there is no integrity there. We need a viable alternative to AARP that is responsive to customer needs, and puts them first.
NEW YORK -- I am eligible for Medicare in June 2013. I signed up with AARP for UnitedHealthcare's Supplemental Plan F. I sent in my check for $257. Within the following week my husband informed me that my check went towards his Medicare Plan because we share the same AARP membership #.
This is a second marriage and I maintain my financial independence. AARP took my check and credited another individual's account with a different name. AARP never informed me. AARP has my money but my health insurance premium has not been credited. AARP has told me the only resolution for this problem is for me to obtain an individual AARP membership or just accept this as the way married people do it!
My choice of resolutions is to drop my UnitedHealthcare coverage and sign up with another agency, contact the NYS AG and the NYS insurance board. UnitedHealthcare should pay more attention what AARP is doing! They may lose my business.
First off I did belong to AARP, not any more. In fact I asked them more than once to remove me from all mailings and emails. Now, Hartford auto ins., they are a rip off. They kept hounding me all the time so I checked them out against my insurance I have now. They wanted $800.00 more a year than what I'm paying now.
Rip off here, and now if AARP is a non profit organization then why is Hartford giving them a kickback on all policies they write using AARP logo? That's why they want more so AARP gets a cut of my pie. Bunch of crooks. Asked them to take me off of all mailing list, 2 years ago and still getting them. They harass me all the time with mail and emails. I'm ready to sue their eyes out.
Seniors need to be aware of the high cost of doing business with AARP. I became an AARP Member 14 years ago and had auto insurance through them (Hartford) for about seven years. Every year the cost went up, even though I didn't have any claims. And, when I called them they just shrugged it off as "costs are going up by other companies as well". When I checked out other (major) insurance companies, I found that I had been paying 30%-40% more for the same coverage. I switched and have not used them since.
I checked AARP for life insurance and found they were much higher than some other reputable companies. Again, AARP is taking advantage of seniors who believe they are getting a good deal because it is AARP. Recently, in looking for a Medicare Advantage Plan, I found AARP's prices much higher than other reputable companies. So, the lesson here is do your homework and check other reputable companies. You will save a lot of money. AARP is not what it used to be many years ago - a friend of seniors.
GILBERT, ARIZONA -- Does AARP know the service offered by SecureHorizons/MedicareComplete is not what they claim to be? I doubt it. I changed my provider last November and have had NOTHING but problems since the very beginning. They enrolled me in the wrong plan. Insisted my primary care physician would not see me as he was not taking new patients. Made no difference to them that I was an established patient. After MANY phone calls and speaking to many different Customer Service people (who all promised) they would take care of the problem I still kept getting insurance cards with wrong PC name.
It took several more calls to get the problem taken care of. I then went to a specialist this AM who is listed in my plan book, and has been my doctor for over a year, to only find out they do not take my insurance and never have. I need this physicians service as I am a recovering cancer patient. He did see me today and only charged me what my co-payment would have been. However, he will not see me again unless I get the insurance problem taken care of.
Since I cannot change Medicare provider until next November I can only pray my cancer stays in remission until I can change insurance carriers. I have NEVER had so many problems with insurance in all my life. I would not recommend MedicareComplete/SecureHorizons to my worst enemy.
FLORIDA -- I have spent a year writing, emailing and calling to remove my name from all mailings. Nothing has stopped and I am tired of my info being sold off to other affiliates so they can prey on my age. That's all these scams want is the senior citizen's hard earned money. We are the last dedicated, honest, hardworking class and what we have, we EARNED and it's all we have... LEAVE US ALONE!!! Someone needs to protect those of us that do not want to be scammed every time we turn around.
YES, I 'WAS' a member and found way too much of my personal info was sold, so I chose not to renew and asked to be removed numerous times. I was told it would take a couple months... IT HAS BEEN OVER A YEAR and I still get calls, emails, and TONS of junk mail. Can someone please stop this? PLEASE?
They tell you one price then charge you another higher price. We cancelled our auto and home insurance and went with USAA whose rates are half the price of AARP. We made sure to cancel the policy on the policy renewal date and they still charged us for a portion of the payment. We were told when we set up the policy 12 years ago we were being billed in advanced but when I canceled the insurance they claimed it was in the rears, even though I had documentation stating otherwise. Their agents are uneducated and rude.
The insurance commission needs to look into how this company is taking advantage of folks. Just look at what the compensation for the upper management is. It is outrageous. The majority of AARP customers are on a fixed income struggling to get by and the upper management is in no way struggling. This is an unjust company.
We turned 65 and trusted AARP to assist us in a plan. They endorses a substandard insurance Co that refused to do anything but take our money. No coordination of benefits, they are prevented from speaking to each other within the Co. and misled us all the way. We are now stuck without Ins. as they got my wife's wrong and then canceled it without informing us despite my spending hours trying to get information from them. They hide behind HIPPA but are actually violating HIPPA regularly. This is why America has third world medical care costing far more than any other country in the world.