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 Nov 14The good, the bad and the ugly of picking Medicare Advantage plans
During open enrollment, beneficiaries should consider all the pros and cons of Medicare Advantage plans, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Making Sen$e Oct 31Opinion: Vote like Social Security and Medicare are at stake
Proposed fixes to Social Security and the effects the tax cuts could have on Medicare and Medcaid are issues voters should consider when heading to the polls, writes Philip Moeller.
Making Sen$e Oct 24Why comparing drug prices is key during Medicare open enrollment
Beyond premiums, Medicare recipients should also consider the specific prices they will pay for prescriptions when evaluating plans during open enrollment.
Making Sen$e Oct 17Medicare open enrollment has begun. Here’s how to navigate your options
The 43 million people who use private Medicare Advantage plans will likely need to use the online Plan Finder tool to evaluate plans during in the 2019 enrollment period, which runs through Dec. 7.
Making Sen$e Oct 10Working after 65? What you need to know about employer insurance and Medicare
It is illegal for big employers to try to get you on Medicare by sweetening the deal, but you might consider signing up for Medicare for your own financial benefit.
Making Sen$e Oct 03Why you should consider switching your Medicare coverage during open enrollment
Medicare's open enrollment period could be especially complicated this year, in part because if you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you also will have the entire first quarter of next year to change your plan.
Making Sen$e Sep 26Threats to Medicare, Social Security in the spotlight ahead of midterm elections
Advocacy groups are making a push to inform voters about what they see as risks to Medicare and Social Security ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Making Sen$e Sep 19Report: 4 out of 5 Americans have less than a year’s income saved for retirement
A report released this week by the National Institute on Retirement Security found four out of five working Americans have less than one year's income saved for retirement.
Economy Sep 12What to do if you have been wrongly charged for Medicare
Social Security is a huge bureaucracy, and people often feel like bugs trapped in flypaper. But there are some steps you can take.
Making Sen$e Sep 05The Social Security myths you should know before the midterms
Claiming that Social Security adds to the federal deficit or that Washington somehow has squandered Social Security funds has long been part of the political rhetoric about the program.