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Mark Miller

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 21 2018

Twenty U.S. states target protections for pre-existing health conditions

CHICAGO (The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)

Jun 21 2018

Companies need older workers: here is why

CHICAGO The demographic trend is no secret: the populations of the United States and other major industrial countries are getting older, and fast. That means workforces are aging too, but employers are doing surprisingly little to prepare to meet the challenges or adapt to employees' needs.

Jun 13 2018

U.S. Medicare expands offer to reverse late enrollment penalties

You sign up for an Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace exchange health policy sometime before you turn 65 - and then you mistakenly stay there past age 65, when by law you need to switch to Medicare. That results in costly lifetime late-enrollment penalties on your Medicare premiums.

Jun 06 2018

Repeat after me: Social Security and Medicare are not insolvent

CHICAGO It happens like clockwork each year. The trustees of Social Security and Medicare issue their annual reports on the programs’ health, and doomsayers start talking about insolvency and bankruptcy.

May 31 2018

Why U.S. retirees are waiting longer to claim Social Security

CHICAGO Fewer Americans are asking Social Security to "show me the money" as soon as possible.

May 24 2018

Ideology threatens to trump facts in official Medicare handbook

CHICAGO In September, the federal government will mail a handbook on Medicare enrollment to 43 million households. "Medicare & You" is an important, authoritative source on a wide array of plan options for the annual enrollment period that runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, and it has been mailed out to beneficiaries each year since 1999.

May 17 2018

Remedy for high drug costs: Let Medicare negotiate

CHICAGO (The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)

May 10 2018

Vermont can show Washington the way on senior housing policy

CHICAGO Hey, Ben Carson - how about a field trip to Vermont?

May 03 2018

Low income shortens lives, putting Social Security in a bind

Americans are all living longer, so it only makes sense to push back the eligibility age for Social Security - right?

Apr 19 2018

Wall Street sees a win in proposed SEC investor protections

CHICAGO The long-running fight to protect retirement savers from conflicted investing advice shifted to a new battleground this week, and the first salvo was not promising.

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