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$e’s Paul Solman and Larry Kotlikoff. On Twitter @PhilMoeller or via e-mail: email@example.com.
Philip’s Recent Stories
Making Sen$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.
Making Sen$e Sep 113 problems that are spiking health care costs, according to this surgeon
In his new book, Dr. Marty Makary laments that many of his colleagues have abandoned the Hippocratic Oath in favor of charging inflated prices for surgeries and health procedures that are not in their patients’ best interests.
Making Sen$e Aug 30Why you shouldn’t be afraid to talk to your health insurer
Your health insurer knows more about your coverage than anyone, including the often inscrutable rules about what’s covered and how much you pay for coverage in premiums, annual deductibles and co-pays.
Making Sen$e Aug 22Column: Employers are helping clear the haze on health care prices
Employers are encouraging employees to use lower-cost, high-quality providers because it saves employers money as well.