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.
MARIANNA, FLORIDA -- Customer since 2005. Every year a rate increase. This year 33 percent increase and the Hartford agents think it is great because the State Of Florida approved the increase. Aren't they suppose to help the seniors? AARP needs to break away from this company. I have my 2 cars-home-life, all with them and my rates keep going up. Is there no end to this? Isn't AARP suppose to fight for the seniors to get a great rate and not be taken advantage of? Where is the help?
I can get better service and a lower rate from a small online company.
EUGENE, OREGON -- Just received my renewal notice from AARP. Thought it strange since I'm a multi-year member. Checked my records and I'm not due for renewal. Looking closer, I see it's a renewal notice from AARP Foundation, not AARP.
So, because I donated to the Foundation before, I get a renewal notice? Really? And it looks likes a membership renewal. Coincidence? I don't think so. I think it's a misleading mailing designed to confuse the recipient into thinking it's a membership renewal, which will generate more money again for the Foundation. How ethical is that? So, what does the Foundation stand for anyway if they use dishonest fund raising tactics?
RANCHO CUCAMONGO, CALIFORNIA -- This is not to complain because it really falls on deaf ears. What the elderly need is someone or a group of elderly people that are very well educated and retired from a magazine or book publishing companies to start a real magazine or publication for the elderly. A publication with sound information of which companies to buy from and which one to steer clear of. AARP at one time was that company. Now it is a big advertising company for anybody that will pay them the big bucks to print their advertisement and is recommended by AARP.
If AARP knows how these companies are treating their so called members then they should be ashamed. From what I have read on the internet they know what these companies are doing and just don't care. It brings in the big bucks. The way to change their attitude is to stop being a member. We need to start a company that gives us the truth. Not treat us like mushrooms, keep us in the dark and feed us manure.
NEW YORK -- At the beginning of the year, my company changed insurance plans and in order to get what they told me was the best coverage, I would have to sign up with AARP for 1 year and I did. Shortly after that, I got a bill for a 3 year membership. I sent it back saying I did not ask for and did not want a 3 year membership. They kept sending bills and I kept sending them back. This has happened 5 times so far. I can't get them to stop and it is very annoying and I'm wondering if it will have any effect on my credit rating.