AARP is an organization that provides advocacy and services to all people over the age of fifty, while AAA is a motor and travel club that offers advocacy and services to motorists and travelers of all ages. AARP, which originally stood for American Association of Retired Persons, has broadened its appeal in recent years to include individuals who have not yet retired. AAA stands for American Automobile Association.
AARP and AAA offer members many benefits. AARP is an employment and Healthcare advocate for members and also offers retirement planning services. Extensive discount programs are also available to members, including savings on such items as consumer electronics, restaurants and travel. Insurance products such as life and auto policies are also available to AARP members at special rates. These policies are provided through partner insurance companies such as The Hartford. AAA also offers insurance policies that are available to the public and that do not require membership in the AAA Motorclub. Auto, homeowners, renters and life insurance policies are available through AAA. The Motorclub, which requires annual membership dues, provides towing services (up to 100 miles without additional charges), a vehicle lock-out service, jump starts and emergency fuel delivery. AAA also offers travel discounts and travel agency services.