Tell Your Legislators: Support Caregivers and Workers in Massachusetts

AARP Massachusetts is proud to announce two new bills submitted this session to support older residents of Massachusetts:

HD.1405/SD.786 - An Act to Establish the Family Caregiving Tax Credit  

Sponsored by Representative David Rogers and Senator Jason Lewis

 A recent study by the AARP Public Policy Institute shows that the average family caregiver spends almost $7,000 a year out-of-pocket to help care for their loved ones, which amounts to, on average, 20% of their total income.  

 An Act to Establish the Family Caregiver Tax Credit would establish a tax credit, capped at $1,500 per year, which reimburses family members for a portion of qualified expenses related to caring for adult family members who need assistance with activities of daily living.


HD. 2958/SD. 1902 - An Act to Establish the Massachusetts Secure Choice Retirement Program and Expand the Massachusetts CORE Plan to All Employers   

Sponsored by Representative Tram Nguyen and Senator Pat Jehlen 

Nearly half of workers in Massachusetts have no access to a retirement savings plan through their employers. A secure retirement is out of reach for over one million Massachusetts residents, especially those who work for themselves or small businesses. While Social Security is a critical piece of the puzzle; it is not enough to depend on.  Many future retirees won’t be able to handle the rising cost of basic needs and health care.

An Act to Establish the Massachusetts Secure Choice Retirement Program and Expand the Massachusetts CORE Plan to All Employers, (HD. 2958/SD.1902)  would expand the existing "Connecting Organizations to Retirement" (CORE) plan so that all employers could participate.  The Act would also create the Massachusetts Secure Choice Retirement Program.  Secure Choice makes it easier for businesses to offer employees a way to save for retirement out of their regular paycheck, and it’s an easy, stress-free way to grow retirement savings so you can take control of your future.

 

Please fill out the form below to email your Representative and Senator and ask them to support these important pieces of legislation, or call your elected representatives at the State House at (617) 722-2000 and ask them to become Co-Sponsors. 

 

Recipients

  • Your State Senator or Senators
  • Your State Representative or Representatives

Message

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent and an AARP member, I ask that you consider cosponsoring two important pieces of legislation the session:

HD.1405/SD.786 - An Act to Establish the Family Caregiver Tax Credit Sponsored by Representative David Rogers and Senator Jason Lewis
A recent study by the AARP Public Policy Institute shows that the average family caregiver spends almost $7,000 a year out-of-pocket to help care for their loved ones, which amounts to, on average, 20% of their total income.
An Act to Establish the Family Caregiver Tax Credit would establish a tax credit, capped at $1,500 per year, which reimburses family members for a portion of qualified expenses related to caring for adult family members who need assistance with activities of daily living.

HD.2958/SD.1902 - An Act to Establish the Massachusetts Secure Choice Retirement Program and Expand the Massachusetts CORE Plan to All Employers
Sponsored by Representative Tram Nguyen and Senator Patricia Jehlen
Nearly half of workers in Massachusetts have no access to a retirement savings plan through their employers. A secure retirement is out of reach for over one million Massachusetts residents, especially those who work for themselves or small businesses. Many future retirees won't be able to handle the rising cost of basic needs and health care.
An Act to Establish the Massachusetts Secure Choice Retirement Program and Expand the Massachusetts CORE Plan to All Employers, (HD. 2958/SD.1902) would expand the existing "Connecting Organizations to Retirement" (CORE) plan so that all employers could participate. The Act would also create the Massachusetts Secure Choice Retirement Program. Secure Choice makes it easier for businesses to offer employees a way to save for retirement out of their regular paycheck, providing a tax advantaged source of retirement savings for all employees in the Commonwealth.




For more information on these bills, contact Jessica Costantino, Director of Advocacy for AARP Massachusetts at jcostantino@aarp.org or (617) 305-0538

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