About Philip @PhilMoeller
Phil Moeller is the author of “Get What’s Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs” and the co-author of the updated edition of The New York Times bestseller “How to Get What’s Yours: The Revised Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security,” with Making Sen$e’s Paul Solman and Larry Kotlikoff. On Twitter @PhilMoeller or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philip’s Recent Stories
Making Sen$e Dec 17Column: What’s being left out of the Medicare for All debate
Consumers already are upset about growing difficulties paying for health care. Imagine how they’d take to the streets – or perhaps the voting booth -- if they knew the real size of their health care bill.
Making Sen$e Dec 03Medicare’s open enrollment can be confusing. Here are some last-minute tips.
Medicare’s annual open enrollment period ends on Dec. 7.
Making Sen$e Nov 21How a Trump order could help Social Security and HSAs work together
A recent Trump executive order could permit older employees to claim Social Security and continue contributing to their HSAs.
Making Sen$e Nov 062020 brings more private insurance plans for Medicare patients. Here’s why you need to look closely
Nearly 15 percent more Medicare Advantage plans will be available to patients in 2020.
Making Sen$e Oct 30How taking Social Security early affects your ex-spousal benefits
People often don’t think about the implications of how filing early for Social Security might affect their future entitlements to other Social Security benefits.
Making Sen$e Oct 16Can my ex bar me from his retirement benefits?
Can an ex-wife file for a Social Security benefit based on a former husband’s earnings record, even if he stated that she has no rights to his retirement benefits? "Such benefits have no impact on his own Social Security entitlements,"…
Making Sen$e Oct 10These tips can help you navigate Medicare’s updated online tool
The new Plan Finder tool, which has some improvements, could cause confusion for Medicare beneficiaries making their annual enrollment selections, columnist Philip Moeller writes.
Making Sen$e Oct 03Column: What seniors should know about Trump’s Medicare executive order
The executive order has been billed as the president’s alternative to Democrats’ Medicare for All plans.
Making Sen$e Sep 25Private insurers are improperly rejecting Medicare drug claims, watchdog finds
Insurers initially rejected about 84 million prescription drug coverage claims made under Medicare Part D that should have been approved, a government report found.
Making Sen$e Sep 18Column: Studying Elizabeth Warren’s plan to fix Social Security
Warren’s proposal is based on a lot of solid evidence, writes columnist Philip Moeller, but it also seeks to fix larger-scale problems for which there are no easy solutions.