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 Mar 13How can I get more help for an ailing, older parent?
Many people mistakenly think that Medicare covers lots of things that it doesn't, only to learn the reality of its limitations when they or a loved one is denied coverage.
Making Sen$e Mar 06Why later enrollment in supplemental Medicare can cause problems
Changing your supplemental health insurance once you've had your Medigap plan for more than six months can limit your options if you have preexisting conditions, columnist Phil Moeller writes.
Making Sen$e Feb 27How this new online tool could help you decide on Medicare coverage
A new online tool from United Income provides recommendations on the best mix of Medicare plans, based on user responses to a series of questions.
Making Sen$e Feb 20How Americans spend much more on health care than they realize
Consumers often do not understand that the cost of their health care is much higher than the out-of-pocket expenses they pay each year, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Making Sen$e Feb 14What can you do about an unwanted Medicare enrollment?
Never throw anything from Social Security into the trash. These computer-generated letters can have a big effect on your life.
Making Sen$e Feb 07Why you should know about these Social Security and Medicare donut holes
Medicare rules are supposed to protect people when they enter a "donut hole" in their coverage, but the high cost of prescriptions are making the plans less effective, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Making Sen$e Jan 30This new app could help answer your Medicare questions
“What’s Covered” is designed to help people understand Parts A and B of Medicare.
Making Sen$e Jan 23An audit of Social Security found low-income beneficiaries were underpaid
A recent report from Social Security auditors found about a quarter of low-income beneficiaries were not properly transferred from Supplemental Security Income to regular Social Security when they turned 62 years old.
Making Sen$e Jan 16Compare Democrats’ many Medicare-for-All proposals with this chart
They range from extending the current Medicare program to people age 55 and older, to a single-payer system that does away with insurance companies and employer-based health insurance altogether.
Making Sen$e Jan 09Column: What should I do if I get a surprise Medicare bill?
Columnist Phil Moeller answers your questions about Social Security and Medicare, including what to do about surprise medical bills or mistakes made during Medicare enrollment.