© 2022 WOSU Public Media
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
WVXU Stories

Navigating Medicare: How To Maximize Your Plan And Pay Less

There are currently 44 million Medicare beneficiaries, about 15 percent of the U.S. population, according to figures from AARP.
There are currently 44 million Medicare beneficiaries, about 15 percent of the U.S. population, according to figures from AARP.

Not so long ago the Medicarefederal health insurance program was relatively simple. Most Americans were more or less automatically enrolled in the program at age 65. Nowadays, Medicare has become vastly complicated, with different enrollment periods, different plans, and lots of other variables at play. Make a mistake in any of these areas and it can cost you money, aggravation, and lost chances to get the best health care.

There are currently 44 million Medicare beneficiaries, about 15 percent of the U.S. population, according to figures from AARP.
Credit Provided
/
There are currently 44 million Medicare beneficiaries, about 15 percent of the U.S. population, according to figures from AARP.

Philip Moeller is author of the new book “Get What’s Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs.” He’s also the author of the "Ask Phil"Medicare column for PBS.

He joins us along with Chris DeSimio, a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in Cincinnati.

Listeners are reminded that the information provided on the show is general in nature and may not apply to your personal investment situation.

Copyright 2021 91.7 WVXU. To see more, visit 91.7 WVXU.