Philip Moeller is an award-winning financial journalist, author and entrepreneur. His third “Get What’s Yours” book, a consumer guide to the U.S. health care system, is due out in early 2021. He also is the author of “Get What’s Yours for Medicare” and co-author of The New York Times bestseller, “Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security.” Both earlier books remain accurate and have been widely reviewed as the best consumer guides to these two crucial programs for older and disabled Americans
Phil also tackles aging and retirement issues for PBS, and writes about Medicare for UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest private Medicare insurer.
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 for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, 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 at Genworth Financial, a Fortune 500 financial services firm. He then returned to journalism, first at U.S. News & World Report and later at Money magazine.
Phil graduated from Princeton University and has a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also taught.