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AARP Health Insurance: News, Plans, Information

Updated/Revised Date: 2022/04/12
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Synopsis: News and information regarding AARP health insurance, including information on plans and health care policy news. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. AARP is not an insurer and does not pay insurance claims. Instead, AARP allows its name to be used by insurance companies in the sale of insurance products, for which it is paid a commission like an insurance agent. AARP is also widely known for addressing issues affecting older Americans through a multitude of initiatives, including lobbying efforts at the state and national governmental level, an activity permitted by its 501(c) status.

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As a social welfare organization, as well as, the nation's largest membership organization for people aged 50 Plus, AARP is leading a revolution in the way people view and live life. AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, is a United States-based non-governmental organization and interest group, founded by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus in 1958 and based in Washington, D.C. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.

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According to the group's official history, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus founded AARP in 1958. AARP evolved from the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA), which Andrus had established in 1947 to promote her philosophy of productive aging, and in response to the need of health insurance for retired teachers.

After ten years, Andrus opened the organization to all Americans over 50, creating AARP. Approximately seven million people have AARP branded health insurance, including drug coverage and Medigap, as of April 2007 and AARP earns more income from selling insurance to members than it does from membership dues.

The AARP Foundation is AARP's affiliated charity dedicated to serving vulnerable people 50+ by creating solutions that help them secure the essentials and achieve their best life. AARP subscribes to the Malcolm Baldridge definition of diversity, which refers to valuing and benefiting from personal differences. These differences address many variables; including race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age and generational preferences, education, geographic origin, and skill characteristics; as well as differences in ideas, thinking, academic disciplines, and perspectives.

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