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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

Aug 09 2018

Rosy assumptions on retirement timing invite rude financial surprise

CHICAGO Working longer can boost the odds of a secure retirement - that is an article of faith in retirement planning circles these days.

Aug 02 2018

Author delves into U.S. Social Security's origins to debunk myths

CHICAGO Social Security is unaffordable due to our aging population.

Jul 27 2018

Ohio workers' pension fund woes are symbolic of national problem

CHICAGO Roberta Dell has worked for 46 years making lollipops, and she loves her job. But she worries that retirement may not be as sweet as the Dum Dum lollipops she bags.

Jul 19 2018

U.S. Medigap plans fall short on protections for pre-existing conditions

CHICAGO (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

Jul 12 2018

Column: Beyond GE - U.S. workers own too much company stock in retirement plans

CHICAGO The decision marked the end of an era: last month, the keepers of the Dow Jones Industrial Average removed General Electric Co, one of the original stocks included in the index when it was created in 1896.

Jul 03 2018

New U.S. Medicare cards prompt warnings about phone scams

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

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.

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