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Since: Mar 09

Perris, CA

#1 Mar 31, 2009
I strongly believe that AARP and their New York Life Insurance Co. is a Scam. They send Life Insurance applications to senior citizens and they word it so it seems so easy to obtain life insurance. But you must be an AARP member in order to get the Insurance.
After the applicant has applied, with all their personal information included and any health issues that they may have had even during childhood. The applicant is denied.
The denial is based on a health issue which may have happened as a child and even a small unimportant health issue will get you a denial from New York Life Insurance.
When you exercise your right and request copies in writing of the data of where/how the underwriter gathered to make the decision of denial. You are totally ignored. The Underwriter does not respond. Which offers a hint of how they would handle a claim if they had one. Most Senior citizens that I know have had some kind of health issue at one time or another. The odd thing is, AARP is directed and geared for Senior citizens.
So whatís the purpose of AARP New York Life Insurance filling your mail box with life insurance applications? They probably know that most of the AARP members will be denied but they donít care. They want you to join and continue to pay your worthless membership dues. I have never been able to use my AARP membership card for discounts in hotels/motels or any where else.
But I have received discounts by using my AAA card.
Upon discovering how AARP is taking advantage of Senior citizens. I have contacted AARP and requested a full refund of my membership dues. They stated that they will refund my full membership payment.
Randy

Buffalo, NY

#2 Dec 23, 2010
Thank you for your post. I have always been skeptical about AARP; it's just a feeling I get from their ads and promotions, and now also from all the unsolicited mail I'm receiving from them now that I have turned 50.(And how do they know this?) The things you said here have validated my concerns. I will not join them and will warn others too. Thanks again!
pooboy

Larchmont, NY

#3 Dec 24, 2010
the only mailings I get from AARP is for the sales promotions of insurance
they are nothing but a reseller for insurance companies.
Return to Sender

United States

#4 Dec 24, 2010
Randy wrote:
Thank you for your post. I have always been skeptical about AARP; it's just a feeling I get from their ads and promotions, and now also from all the unsolicited mail I'm receiving from them now that I have turned 50.(And how do they know this?) The things you said here have validated my concerns. I will not join them and will warn others too. Thanks again!
Always remember to send their postage paid envelopes back EMPTY or fill it with out of date coupons or other junk mail!
Circus Clown

Cambridge, MA

#5 Jan 5, 2011
Return to Sender wrote:
<quoted text> Always remember to send their postage paid envelopes back EMPTY or fill it with out of date coupons or other junk mail!
No No, don't be silly! Fill the return envelopes instead with different colored powders and food coloring powders. It's way more fun!
Joan

New Castle, DE

#6 Jan 26, 2011
My dad also feels they are scammers and he takes bricks and sends them with the postage paid envelope whenever they send him something. It's a pretty expensive postage on a brick.
sally

Lititz, PA

#7 Feb 12, 2011
they sent me insurance snd i had to fill out never got nothing in return there a scam
Paula Johnson

Holden, MA

#8 Feb 16, 2011
I paid for a 5 year membership 2 years ago and AARP keeps sending me letters asking for money to renew my membership. This is clearly a scam. AARP is supposed to advocate for us, and they know very well that many elderly people have memory problems. If they can't remember the length of their membership, they'll just keep sending them money to renew something that isn't even close to expiring.
Richard Otterbein

Baltimore, MD

#9 Mar 3, 2011
I too have received several promotions from AARP for the New york Life Insurance Program. They quoted the rates for ages up to 74, but not for subsequent years. As I am 73, I called the 800 number in the mailings and was surprised that the representative could not quote that rate. I would have to call another number. I was also told that the insurance would not be continued when I reach 80. As I am extremely healthy, I expect to live beyond 80. Again, not details for a conversion to another life insurance plan from New York Life at that time. It seems to me that New York Life is betting that I will be alive long enough to make thousands of dollars in premiums. This program promoted by AARP is not for my peace of mind, but for the income generated for AARP and New York Life.
Really

United States

#10 Mar 6, 2011
You have to read the small print disclaimers on the RV ads. Clearly AARP membership is mandated. No thanks!
not 50

Twin Falls, ID

#11 Apr 9, 2011
I got a AARP membership invitation letter in the mail - with a card stamped with my name. I'm not even in my 30's yet! And upon inspection of the letter - there was no 1800 number to call, or website address to visit, just a request for my DOB and spouses' info too! What in the world?!!

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#12 Apr 12, 2011
The wolf in sheeps clothing has been noticed. Their support of obamacare and the cuts to Medicare will be their final great act to screw seniors. I'm going to look at http://www.60plus.org/
bandit08

Bronx, NY

#13 Apr 18, 2011
Most everything offered by AARP is a scam- do a search on any suspect agency/firm they represent.
They pushed hard for 'Obamacare.' IF if goes through fully, AARP will, in 10 years, make **a billion ** dollars from subscribers.
Jean

El Prado, NM

#14 Apr 27, 2011
They do not support the members as stated when they supported Obama and his health care plan. You work and pay for insurance and pay for other people that sit at home and pay nothing. Spread the wealth. What wealth? We work over 40 hrs or more a week, and spend 10 hrs a week driving to work. They sit home with 10 kids!
Jean

El Prado, NM

#15 Apr 27, 2011
AARP is a scam!
Ralph

Schererville, IN

#16 May 3, 2011
Just got another renewal offer from AARP even though I have a five year membership valid till 2012, asking me to join with a new separate account for more bucks. I can imagine that many members with regressive dementia gladly send off their payments without realizing that they will be paying for multiple accounts with AARP. AARP is fully aware of this and of course laughing all the way to the bank. The general population should be educated that AARP is only another insurance company who will fleece anyone out of their monies. What happened to the "war on terror"? We just experienced a victory on the war against Al Quaida, who is going to fight the war on the terrorist organizaton called AARP?
Hercules 26

Cave Junction, OR

#17 Jun 6, 2011
Let all your senior family members and friends know about this. Some, of course will defend AARP. Just keep pointing out all the advertisements and ask who pays for them, also all the soliciting mail they send out, who pays or all that.
june

Livonia, LA

#18 Jul 4, 2011
bet you cant find out how much money new york life ins.is giving aarp!hartford is another that uses aarp for endortsements!aarp is making money from this and how much no one knows?why isnt the irs on to them is a good question?seems if you back obama the irs leaves you alone?aarp has broken its tax free status but the irs ignores this?ask yourself why?
razor313

Narberth, PA

#19 Jul 25, 2011
What a joke, I received a petion letter from AARP asking me to send it in to my representatives so that they will not cut ss and medicare benefits or balance the budget on the backs of semiors. Of course they don't mention that they supported O Bo's healthcare bill which is the cause of the hugh debt we face today. We all need to cancel membership in this outfit.
greete

Appleton, WI

#20 Aug 3, 2011
I quit AARP about 7 years ago when I disagreed with their liberal politics.

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