seniors http://wboi.org en Interview: AARP President Rob Romasco on Changes to Social Security http://wboi.org/post/interview-aarp-president-rob-romasco-changes-social-security <p>Members of congress began their latest budget talks Wednesday as they look for ways to cut spending and the national deficit.</p><p></p><p>One of the proposals Americans are likely to see is a change in the way the government measures inflation, moving from the long-standard consumer price index to something called chained CPI (the Washington Post explained the concept <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/wp/2012/12/17/what-is-chained-cpi/">here</a>).</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:42:14 +0000 Sean Bueter 22318 at http://wboi.org Interview: AARP President Rob Romasco on Changes to Social Security Indiana Group Protests Proposed Change to Social Security http://wboi.org/post/indiana-group-protests-proposed-change-social-security <p>An Indiana advocacy group joined dozens of rallies across the state and country against a proposed change to Social Security it says will cut benefits for seniors.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed change in the House Republican budget in Congress would tie Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustments to what’s called chained CPI, a measure of the Consumer Price Index.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:41:28 +0000 Brandon Smith 17101 at http://wboi.org Indiana Group Protests Proposed Change to Social Security Zoeller, Lanane look to boost consumer protection for seniors http://wboi.org/post/zoeller-lanane-look-boost-consumer-protection-seniors <p></p><p>State lawmakers say legislation moving through the General Assembly will strengthen Indiana’s consumer protection efforts of senior citizens.&nbsp; Both legislators and the Attorney General say they’ve found a gap in the law they hope the bill will address.</p><p>Last year, the number of consumer complaints of financial exploitation received by Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office increased by more than 9% among Hoosiers age 55 and older.&nbsp; And with the average age of Hoosiers on the rise, Zoeller says he’s expecting that number to continue to increase.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:16:32 +0000 Brandon Smith 12079 at http://wboi.org Zoeller, Lanane look to boost consumer protection for seniors