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 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$e Jan 09Column: What should I do if I get a surprise Medicare bill?
Columnist Phil Moeller answers your questions about Social Security and Medicare, including what to do about surprise medical bills or mistakes made during Medicare enrollment.
Economy Jan 02What does 2019 bring for Medicare and Social Security?
Your guide to all the income caps, benefit payments and penalties that are changing for both Medicare and Social Security this year.
Making Sen$e Dec 19Column: Fix, don’t eliminate private Medicare plans
People need to be aware of the shortcomings of Medicare Advantage plans compared with original Medicare, but the solution is not to get rid of Medicare Advantage altogether, writes Phil Moeller.
Economy Dec 12Column: How much should I save for retirement?
The ideal retirement plan is to have enough guaranteed money coming in every month to pay for necessary expenses such as housing and food, writes Phil Moeller.
Making Sen$e Dec 05Column: How to navigate Medicare options as Trump officials boost private plans
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appears to be accelerating its shift away from original Medicare toward Medicare Advantage programs, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Making Sen$e Nov 21Help! Am I being charged twice for Medicare?
Deductions from your payroll and Social Security check may seem like you are paying for the same thing twice, but you probably are not, writes columnist Phil Moeller.
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.