Philip Moeller is the author of the best-selling "Get What's Yours" books on Social Security and Medicare. He is an award-winning financial journalist, author and entrepreneur. Phil tackles Social Security and retirement issues for Money Magazine, and answers Medicare and Social Security questions in his Ask Phil column, which appears on the PBS NewsHour Making Sen$e website. 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 later was a corporate communications executive for a Fortune 500 financial services firm before returning 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.
Using stories from his extensive experiences reporting on senior issues, Phil delivers an upbeat message to seniors about how they can take charge of their later years and make sure they live the lives they want. From financial planning to smart investment choices, solid housing decisions, encore careers, and wise health and wellness choices, tomorrow will belong to informed people who know how to take control of their futures.
Audience Type: Seniors (Meetings of seniors sponsored by organizations in the first three categories)
America’s seniors face enormous health challenges that have been well documented and publicized: Alzheimer’s, obesity and diabetes, chronic cardiovascular diseases, and a mind-boggling insurance safety net that is constantly changing. Millions of aging Americans, however, are pursuing wellness and physical fitness as never before. Understand what seniors are doing and how this growing movement will shatter most if not all of our old-age myths.
Audience Type: Healthcare (Healthcare providers including hospital, physician, vendor, and insurer groups and companies, plus an enormous government and social service healthcare sector).
Whether it’s retirement, volunteering, where they live, going back to school or any number of other lifestyle choices, tomorrow’s retirees will be setting their own standards and style for how they spend their time and achieve their dreams. Understand how and why their world, and yours, will be changing in major ways.
Audience Type: Age-centric organization (Businesses, non-profits, senior housing, education, aging-in-place, senior-friendly communities, etc.)
After decades of talk about the huge Baby Boom generation, the future finally has arrived. The oldest Boomers will turn 65 next year and this enormous demographic shift will trigger business and societal changes we’ve never seen before. Understanding these changes, including the financial, health, and lifestyle needs of seniors, is essential to your organization’s future and your own career.
Audience Type: Businesses (Financial services, other businesses with significant stakes in aging issues, industry associations and trade groups)