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Welcome to Your New AMAC Website!

amac-newWe are excited to welcome you to the new and improved  AMAC website. Our goal is to provide you with a fresh look and feel, easier navigation, more robust content and a mobile friendly format. This is the first stage in what will be a series of improvements. In the coming weeks you will see enhancements to our member login page, Veteran’s Services page, as well as interactive resources for health & wellness.

With the implementation of a project this size, there are bound to be glitches or flaws that we didn’t detect during testing. We ask that you please be patient with us during this time and kindly alert us of any issues or suggestions you may have. Your feedback is important to us!

We hope you will enjoy the new site!

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H. Eubanks
1 year ago

I am already a long time AMAC member. I am turning 65 next month and need to make Medicare decisions. I already have an insurance agent I am working with but need more information in order to make the correct decisions on plans and options. Are there companies AMAC recommends because they are more Conservative? Are there companies AMAC works directly with for discounts, etc? How exactly can AMAC help with these decisions without me having to talk with another insurance agent?

Linda
1 year ago

Would like an insurance quote

Janet Baer
2 years ago

Should the President go though with his announced intentions to make permanent the elimination of the Social Security and Medicare deductions should he be re-elected, we who are on Social Security are screwed. What, if anything, is Amac going to do about stopping this STUPID idea. For this reason along I would not vote for him or Biden.

Robert Kozlowski
2 years ago

Already a member under wife’s name Charlene. For William Marbury author “Scammers are out”. What about an article on the 25-50 e-mails/day asking for credit cards under the names of Trump/Pince, Newt Gingrich, Trump’s son, politicians from all over the country, conservatives with web sites, all have the same message, donate, pitch in, matching 5000% contribution, 24 hrs. to give a credit card. These are all snake oil scams. All under the conservative name. Identify a crisis and pitch for money, cheaper than the snail mail. How do they use a Presidents name to scam? Been going on for at least 4 years. Would make an interesting article.

Barbara
3 years ago

Are there benefits for non Emergency medical transportation for doctors appointments

Nancy Walicki
3 years ago

Send me stuff to join.

Sandy Greene
6 years ago

Question – do you have a newsletter that is published and sent to members daily/weekly/monthly? Would love to receive an AMAC newsletter on a routine basis. If so, how do you get placed into the email list.

HAM
6 years ago

PAUL: we have to pay taxes on the 50% of SS our employer(s) paid in on your behalf. We only paid taxes on the 50% we paid while we were working. That is why we claim only 1/2 of SS payments as income on our income tax returns. Hope this helps.

Kevin
6 years ago

the only way to get the power back in our hands and back to the states in a convention of states. follow the 5th amendment it was given to us by the founders to protect us, use it!

Paul
6 years ago

Why do we have to pay taxes on Social Security payments? Isn’t taxes what make social security money?

Kevin
6 years ago
Reply to  Paul

Paul don’t you understand, we need to help pay for those who are able to work but choose not to. those who cross our borders illegally and get food stamps, free schooling, free hospital care that we the tax payer cover. don’t you want to have skin in the game as Obama says?

NO name
1 year ago
Reply to  Kevin

I’m thinking of going into Mexico, then come back across boarder to get all the
“free” stuff our government gives out using OUR tax money….when do we get
“our” free stuff????? Don’t be giving MY money away to illegal immigrants
along with Medicare, food stamps, free housing, etc., etc. I didn’t work for
over 40 yrs. and then give my $$$ to illegals !!!!!!

Denise
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

I’m confused. I don’t pay any taxes on my social security. I do not work outside the home. Do those who say they pay taxes on their SS have other taxable income that the gross amount for the year exceeds the amount alloted by SS?

Eve
6 years ago

The inhumane manner in which American retirees are treated by the United States government is beyond acceptable. The latest announcement that there will be no increase in social security benefits next year is intolerable. They have never used a proper formula to determine inflation. Now they throw in the ridiculous “low fuel price”. We do not drive at the same times and distance and many of us no longer drive. Our rent and health insurance continues to climb, as do most necessities (even postage .stamps).
For seven years banks have been allowed to withhold our interest income from savings accounts (OUR LOANS TO THEM) and pretend that they are the same as Their loans to customers. It is past time for those whom we put in charge to conduct themselves in a decent manner and behave as though they truly care about the American people.

Marty
6 years ago

I am near 80 yrs old and continue to work 3 days a week to make ends meet. I don’t earn all that much yearly but have found that I must take 0 deductions + $25 every 2 wks out of my pay for taxes. When it comes tax time I would get nearly all this money back but when we add both mine & my husband SS they end up taking nearing all I paid taxes on SS which we already had paid taxes on before. I end up working a month to pay add’l taxes for just our SS. When you add all my wages and SS together it is still at the bottom end of medium income. Talk about unfair. Can’t even save money so I can retire. I’m not retired, JUST TIRED. This tax is so unfair.

Cliff Smith
6 years ago

Social Security is NOT an “Entitlement” for those of us who actually worked and EARNED enough to qualify for the supposed / presumed / promised benefit! We paid cash for it in order to be able to receive our paltry monthly dole!

jeff
6 years ago
Reply to  Cliff Smith

Amen!

D. Meeks
6 years ago
Reply to  jeff

Jeff during your lifetime you will far more exceed what you paid into S.S and Medicare. It was meant to a fill in between what you made for your own retirement and what the people (tax payer) will add to the very little you paid in. I do agree that S.S is not basing there cost of loving adjustments correctly but you should have known that long before you retired . It’s nothing new . Plan ahead for your own well being and stop expecting others to chip in and do it for you. I did not make a whole lot of money when I was working but planned well for my wife and myself for retirement. I have no spacial talent but was raised by a father and mother who taught me to always take care of my own future. They lived through the Great Depression by the works of their own hands and both retired to a comfortable living because of their own planning. Even while I am in my 60s now and retired I stand by what they instilled in me about depending on God and ones self .

Tom W
6 years ago

I worked for the Federal Govt. for 38 tears and I think they pay their employees too much (not the lower pd. employees) The pensions also. My pension is very inflated. Govt. pay is much higher than the private sector. That seems to be higher for govt’s. of all types. It’s easy come easy go when the pay comes from all levels of governments throughout the

Ray
6 years ago
Reply to  Tom W

Tom,
I’m now in my 80s. I do not receive social security. When I first went to work for the Federal Government my “salary” was $4900 annually. At the time I was told: “you’ll never get rich but you will always have a job and a decent retirement.” And it was so. I loved what I did during my 42 year Federal service, and donated tens of thousands of hours in overtime for which I never asked for nor received overtime pay, being an exempt employee. To reiterate, one of the reward in working for the Federal government is the retirement system. No, I don’t think my retirement to too much because it is part of the compensation package I signed on for.

D. Meeks
6 years ago
Reply to  Ray

Thank you Ray I am sure you have spoken for so many . God Bless.

Michael A. Lefort
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom W

If you feel so guilty about your retirement pay. Donate your surplus to charity. I barely make ends meet, bu II only worked for the Government for twenty years, so I must not have gotten the surplus income you did.

grania
6 years ago

I enjoy the comments and give-and-take with AMAC members, a lot. But you have a long way to go as far as enabling lively discourse is concerned. If you had a way of informing us by email when someone comments to a post we make, that would allow us to get to that comment in a timely fashion. Even more ideal would be if you set up a topics and discussion site such as Free Republic, and make it for members only. It has a very efficient system for keeping posters abreast of conversations to which we contribute.

Chuck
6 years ago

I would like to see the “message counter” returned to the website, since this is about the new website (I thought).

Chuck
6 years ago
Reply to  Chuck

Oops – I now see the message counter, now moved to the top of the article header!

Gary T
6 years ago

Very disappointing that Social Security will not provide any increase, this year, since everything, that I depend on, has gone up in price! Are Medicare premiums going up this year?
I fear that, as Thomas Jefferson warned, now that the “something for nothing” electorate has figured how to play the system, we may not be able to turn this mess around!

Wayne
6 years ago
Reply to  Gary T

Gary, I’m on social security also. I often think that, if I had figured things out earlier maybe I would have planned for my own retirement… maybe….. Social security is redistribution of wealth also.

Marie
6 years ago
Reply to  Wayne

Exactly right, Wayne. That’s because people not entitled to it get it or people with plenty of money and SSI disability is a laugh. How long do you think it will take us to make all these changes? Turn everything over to the states that is not listed as a government function and give us back our tax money. It is easier to keep an eye on the state than it is to know what the Feds are doing.

Marie
6 years ago
Reply to  Marie

And also the government takes whatever that want out of the elusive Lock Box.

Wayne
6 years ago
Reply to  Gary T

My part D is going up $14/month. The Fed says because gas prices are down, we don’t need a raise. What??? How much do us retired persons drive anyway? Just an excuse.

Robert Dodge
6 years ago

Third time in 6yrs no S.S. cost of livin increase. I am glad congress doesn’t have to go without!

Ed Valiket
6 years ago
Reply to  Robert Dodge

I don’t mind not getting an increase but I think all entities should not get an increase

Gary T
6 years ago
Reply to  Ed Valiket

Right on, Ed !!

Wayne
6 years ago
Reply to  Ed Valiket

I agree. I have said that I would gladly work until I die if we could end ALL entitlements. Let’s face it, it’s going to happen. The only question is whether we control it or not. I have no delusions that will happen.

Marie
6 years ago
Reply to  Wayne

I agree also but my complaint is that the govt is printing money, keeping interest rates artificially low and then telling us prices have not gone up but we see it everyday. They never give facts when they report anything, only their made up statistics. Let the states handle it all!

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