Senior citizens can save money and headaches with four simple insurance tips. These can help ensure you're adequately covered and getting all eligible discounts.
"Home and auto insurance needs change at every stage of life," says Charles Valinotti, senior vice president of QBE Regional Insurance, which underwrites property and casualty coverage through the General Casualty, Unigard, Farmers Union Insurance and QBE Agri brands. "Seniors may not realize that downsizing from a home to a condo or driving less could have important implications for their insurance."
These days, almost everyone gets their benefit payment by direct deposit. Whether you receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you can depend on your payment arriving in your account on time, every time. If you don't already have direct deposit, there are good reasons to sign up. For one, less money and time spent driving to the bank to cash your check helps you save. Second, fewer paper checks, envelopes, and stamps, and less fuel to deliver the checks means less waste and pollution for the environment.
Hurricane season is here for some areas. Other areas bear the brunt of flooding. Some areas of the nation are plagued by tornadoes, and still others must deal with wildfires, severe thunderstorms, or even earthquakes. If you are unfortunate enough to be in the line of a natural disaster, the last thing you want is for your income to be interrupted because of an evacuation or a missing mailbox. With direct deposit, you know your payment will be in your account on time no matter what.
The City of Miramar has partnered with AARP in offering the â€œAARP Driver Safety Program to our community." This program is the perfect opportunity for more experienced drivers to brush up on their skills, while staying informed about changing rules of the road. Persons over the age of 55, who complete the classes, may be eligible to receive an insurance discount coupon. Consult your insurance company for more details.
The cost of the program is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The AARP Driver Safety program will take place at the Miramar Multi-Service Complex located at 6700 Miramar Parkway on September 8th and September 9th from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Social Security cautions people about responding to requests for financial information over the telephone.
The Agency has received several reports of people claiming to be Social Security employees calling Social Security recipients and asking for banking and identity information. They claim to need the information to increase peoples Social Security checks.