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Old 02-10-2017, 07:06 AM   #21
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We make more than our dues back every year. I'm happy to support them.

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Old 02-10-2017, 07:30 AM   #22
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We are also AARP members, have our home, auto, including Airstream insured thru AARP/Hartford and the saving are very substantial. We've got friends who had a claim and were very happy with the service they received. AARP is a strong voice for protecting the elderly and all of our vulnerabilities, they do a great job.
As for the ACA, we didn't think that it went far enough.
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:57 AM   #23
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Can you not get as good if not better insurance rates if you shop around yourself or is it all about convenience.

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Old 02-10-2017, 08:50 AM   #24
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AARP is all for preserving medicare, and asks its members for ideas to come to that end.
I rely on that program which I paid into all my life and would like to see it sustained by good management.
I could care less about discounts, but will use them if available.
Regarding the spam, I just throw it in the recycle bin with the other junk.
If we plan well enough medicare will be there for the young too, so no discrimination against them by AARP
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Old 02-10-2017, 10:40 AM   #25
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We are also AARP members, have our home, auto, including Airstream insured thru AARP/Hartford and the saving are very substantial. We've got friends who had a claim and were very happy with the service they received. AARP is a strong voice for protecting the elderly and all of our vulnerabilities, they do a great job.
As for the ACA, we didn't think that it went far enough.
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Agreed! The savings on insurance alone was substantial (premiums were literally half of what State Farm was on the house & vehicles!) I really appreciate the advocacy they do for retirees and the elderly, too. They manage to correct a lot of the misinformation being thrown out on Medicare, social security and other pertinent news.

As far as spam mail and such, it's easy to go in and limit the amount you get. I don't receive a lot of snail/junk mail anyway and what I do get makes for good fire starter...
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Old 02-11-2017, 05:33 AM   #26
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Can you not get as good if not better insurance rates if you shop around yourself or is it all about convenience.

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the short answer is "no", at least not for us. I think most people stick with the same insurance agent, when you really need to compare. I'm more than confident you will be surprised, actually shocked, when you get their price.
If you want to talk about getting a bunch of "junk mail" join the NRA.
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Old 02-11-2017, 11:56 AM   #27
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Since I'm the OP, I thought I would chime in and let you know I decide to take the plunge. I figure I can try it for a year and see if it is worthwhile (same as say, Good Sam which I joined for a couple of years and then decided it wasn't worth it - to me - it might work for you). Thanks for the input.
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Shop around for insurance. We found we could easily beat AARP's insurance cost with very little comparison shopping.
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:57 PM   #29
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cheaper??

would you mind sharing the name of the insurer that provided the cheaper rate?? We shop our insurance policies, and haven't had any one remotely close, so obviously I, and many, would love to hear the one you so easily found.
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We're members and use both the insurance and the discounts, especially at restaurants. Sure, maybe other outfits and other insurers might provide the same or even slightly better, but it's nice to have an all-in-one card that does it all. For us, it's well worth it.

And, no, we're not flooded with snail mail, not even close. (Good Sam always wins the prize in that regard.) Most stuff is now emailed now, and you can set your preferences online to determine what you want and what you don't.


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