One in five Americans over the age of 65 has been a victim of financial abuse and on average, each victim is losing as much as $120,000.
NCOA has partnered with EverSafe—a unique technology service that monitors financial accounts and credit reports to guard against elder fraud and identity theft—to increase seniors’ access to resources and important information that will help them protect against scams, save money, find work, and set financial goals.
NCOA’s EconomicCheckUp®, a free online tool that helps seniors make the most of their money, is now available at EverSafe.com. Upon completing the EconomicCheckUp® questionnaire, seniors receive a personalized list of resources, tips, and programs that are designed to help them maintain their financial independence.
EverSafe members will also receive reminders to complete necessary actions outlined in the report to ensure they utilize available benefits.
“An average of 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day in America, and every one of them should have a long-term economic security plan in place,” said Maggie Flowers, associate director of economic security at NCOA. “NCOA is pleased that EverSafe will enhance their offerings with EconomicCheckUp® to help seniors and their caregivers learn about the benefits programs available to ensure that seniors remain healthy and independent in their homes and communities.”