Benefits

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What You Need To Know About Veteran And Spouse Benefits

Aegis deeply appreciates our veterans – we have had a member of the original Band of Brothers with us, as well as many men and women service members in each of our communities. As part of our appreciation, we make sure to help our veterans and their spouses access all of the benefits that are available to them. Did you know that if your father served in the military, he and his spouse may be entitled to benefits to fund long-term care? This can be an amazing help for seniors who have served our country and now need to take advantage of assisted living. Read on to find out more.

06/30/2015

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Apple Security Guards Get Hired As Full-Time Employees

Apple is agreeing to hire many of its security guards as full-time employees, giving them many of the same benefits that other Apple workers enjoy, like health insurance and retirement benefits.

03/03/2015

Veterans carry a flag. (CBS)

Oakland Whistleblowers Say Veterans Being Denied Benefits

The Veterans Benefits Administration provides $95 billion of entitlements each year to veterans, including disability money, pensions to vets and their surviving spouses and death benefits — even American flags at veterans’ funerals.

02/25/2015

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22 New San Jose Firefighters Graduate, But How Long Will They Stay On The Job?

22 new firefighters will be added to the San Jose Fire Department on Tuesday. The good news is that the new recruits are sorely needed on the short-staffed department, but it’s uncertain how long they’ll stick around.

01/20/2015

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List: Hidden Credit Card Benefits

Most credit cards come with perks, like points or frequent flyer miles… But there’s other benefits you may not even know about. Check out this list of potentially priceless perks that may already be associated […]

12/17/2014

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Are Gays And Lesbians Less Prepared For Retirement Than Their Hetero Counterparts?

We hear a lot about Americans not being prepared enough for their retirement, but there is now word that gays and lesbians are even less prepared than people who identify as straight.

12/01/2014

Chief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo Hercules Fire Protection District. (CBS)

East Bay Fire Chief Says $380,000 In Salary, Benefits Is ‘Outrageous,’ Wants Department Eliminated

Chief Charles Hanley of the Rodeo-Hercules Fire District made about $177,000 a year in salary. But including retirement benefits, his total compensation comes out to roughly $380,000.

11/12/2014

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Older Americans, Still Saddled With Student Debt, Find Social Security Benefits At Risk

An estimated 2 million Americans age 60 and older who are still carrying student debt and learning too late that their Social Security benefits could be in jeopardy.

10/31/2014

Passengers get off of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train as it arrives at the Daly City station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New BART Contract Includes 15% Raise, Higher Benefit Costs

The tentative contract that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions.

10/23/2013

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CalPERS To Post Data Of 500,000 Pensioners Online

The nation’s largest public pension fund announced Monday that it will post data online about nearly half a million pensioners in an effort to be transparent.

07/08/2013

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