Philip Moeller is an award-winning financial journalist, author and entrepreneur. In addition to writing “Get What’s Yours for Medicare,” he is co-author of The New York Times bestseller, “Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security,” which has been updated to reflect major new Social Security laws enacted in late 2015 after the initial book was published. Together, the Get What’s Yours books provide older Americans and their families with the authoritative information they need to understand these crucial benefit programs.
Phil tackles aging and retirement issues for PBS in his “Ask Phil” column, and is the consumer Medicare expert for UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest private Medicare insurer. He is a research fellow at the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, and also co-author of “How to Live to 100,” a U.S. News & World Report e-book.
Phil began his career as a newspaper reporter and has been a financial writer and editor at The Baltimore Sun, The Charlotte Observer, Chicago Sun-Times, Hartford Business Journal and The Louisville Courier-Journal. His major business journalism awards include the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. He is a former president of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and was in the inaugural class of Bagehot Fellows in Business and Economics Journalism at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
After leaving daily newspapers, Phil founded Insure.com, an Internet pioneer that became the leading online provider of consumer insurance information. He sold that business and later was a corporate communications executive for a Fortune 500 financial services firm. He then returned to journalism as a Contributing Editor at U.S. News & World Report, where he wrote The Best Life column on retirement and successful aging from 2008 to 2013. Phil graduated from Princeton University and has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also taught. He is married to journalist Cheryl Magazine and lives in Richmond, Virginia.