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 Jul 17How to handle a surprise medical bill when there’s a Medicare mixup
Patients can be hit with medical bills they weren't expecting because insurance and Medicare coverage can be confusing. But there are groups that can help, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Making Sen$e Jul 10What you need to know about Social Security’s ex-spousal benefits
Navigating Social Security and Medicare can be difficult. Columnist Philip Moeller is here to help answer your questions.
Making Sen$e Jul 04How Medicare can be used for people with disabilities
Figuring out what benefits Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security each provide for a person with disabilities can be complicated.
Nation Jun 14Column: A 20-year-old fights back against her health insurer
Anna Landre, a college student who lives with spinal muscular atrophy, found herself fighting another battle when her insurer informed her they were reducing the number of hours they would cover for her health aide.
Economy Jun 05How does Medicare work with employer insurance?
Understanding how Medicare fits into your employer health care coverage can be difficult. Columnist Philip Moeller provides some guidance.
Making Sen$e May 29Do I have to wait for my ex to file for Social Security to get my benefits?
Knowing when to file for spousal Social Security benefits to get the maximum payout can be complicated. Columnist Philip Moeller explains best practices.
Economy May 22Column: Why Medicare needs to be fixed before it works ‘for All’
Medicare has a number of coverage gaps that would need to be closed if it were expanded to cover the entire nation, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Making Sen$e May 15Will I lose Social Security benefits if I sell my house?
Extra income can change the benefits a person receives from Social Security or Medicaid, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Making Sen$e May 08Column: A financial reality check on the push for health care reform
Congressional Budget Office reports on single-payer health care, drug pricing and broader federal subsidies provide key insights into how much health care reform proposals will cost.
Making Sen$e May 01Why don’t ‘Medicare for All’ plans include Americans living abroad?
Columnist Phil Moeller answers your questions about recent 'Medicare for All' proposals and how to choose between Medicare and private insurance plans.