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.
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.
The AARP makes out like it endorses insurance products because they offer good value to their members. In fact the AARP is an insurance agency and earns commissions on every insurance policy it sells. It uses its nonprofit status to shield its earnings from federal taxation and then funnels all this money into electing left wing politicians and lobbying for ultra-liberal legislation.
People who believe that the AARP is some kind of a watchdog for senior citizens are just deceiving themselves. Recently, the AARP became as enthusiastic supporter of Obama Care even though Obama Care will rob the Medicare Trust Fund to give free health care for people who never paid into the system.
The fact that Obama Care guarantees that Medicare will go broke doesn't bother the AARP in the least. All they care about is furthering the agenda of the left wing of the Democratic Party. After all they stood by and did nothing as Congress raided the Social Security system using Social Security payments to fund massive government welfare programs. The AARP has been ignoring this problem for decades now. The Social Security system has a 100 Trillion dollar non-funded liability that even the federal government is unable to pay off.
The fact is the AARP really doesn't care about seniors at all. Why else would they design the insurance products they sell to their members to maximize their own commissions to the extent that they only provide mediocre value to their members? If you have any doubts about this just run a Google search for complaints on any product that the AARP sells. What you will find is pages and pages of complaints from seniors who have been ripped off by the AARP.