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 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.
Making Sen$e Aug 29What vital questions should seniors consider before November?
As Medicare’s annual open enrollment season and the nation’s midterm congressional elections approach, what would you like to know more about to help you make informed decisions?…
Making Sen$e Aug 22Why does my Medicare plan charge me more for my medication?
It’s often possible to find individual drugs that cost less than what you’d pay in a Part D plan.
Making Sen$e Aug 15What to ask about your employer health coverage after age 65
In too many cases, it’s clear that people didn’t seek help from their employer plans or even think to ask how they worked with Medicare.
Making Sen$e Aug 08Opinion: The link between more seniors filing for bankruptcy and the unraveling social safety net
Even as current support programs fall short of meeting retiree needs, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid spending for older Americans is projected to take an ever-larger bite of total federal spending.