AARP policy decisions start with the needs of Americans 50-plus. AARP policies are the result of an ongoing development process that includes input from members and others, policy research and analysis by AARP staff, and review by the all-volunteer National Policy Council. The NPC reviews the proposed policy and makes recommendations to AARP’s all-volunteer Board of Directors. The Board then reviews and approves policy recommendations and disseminates them, chiefly through the AARP Policy Book, as a guide for creating social change.
AARP Services, Inc.
AARP has always been committed to fighting for the 50-plus in both the public and the private sectors. As with policy decisions, AARP-branded product decisions begin with the needs of all those over 50. AARP Services, Inc. (ASI) is AARP’s wholly-owned, taxable subsidiary, which provides quality control and oversight on behalf of AARP for AARP-branded products and services. Feedback from AARP members and the 50-plus market helps ASI explore product concepts, which are then reviewed by the ASI product team, AARP staff and AARP’s Board of Directors to ensure they are in line with AARP’s public policy, social change and membership goals. Once these reviews are complete, product development and implementation begins. Throughout this process ASI oversees and monitors providers to ensure that products with the AARP-brand deliver value to AARP members and hopefully change the marketplace to benefit the entire 50+ population.