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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

Nov 20 2017

Rising Medicare costs leave many U.S. seniors with a flat COLA

CHICAGO Millicent Graves will get a raise from Social Security next year, but her household budget will get worse, not better.

Nov 16 2017

Killing medical tax break will hammer U.S. middle-class seniors

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

Nov 09 2017

For U.S. Republicans, tax reform math hinges on cutting Medicare

CHICAGO U.S. retirement savers dodged a speeding train last week when Republican lawmakers racing toward tax reform dropped their plan to sharply reduce allowable tax-deferred contributions to 401(k) plans. That idea is off the table - at least for now.

Nov 02 2017

Near miss on 401(k) tax grab marks a new low for U.S. retirement policy

CHICAGO U.S. Republican lawmakers came close to staging a damaging raid on retirement savers this week to pay for a massive tax cut for corporations and the wealthy. Their recklessness brings to mind that old saying - "This is no way to run a railroad." But in this case, using that expression would be grossly unfair to incompetent railroad managers.

Oct 26 2017

Medicare should warn enrollees on steep late sign-up penalties

CHICAGO For many Americans entering retirement, it comes as an unwelcome surprise: Medicare premiums become much more expensive if you do not sign up on time.

Oct 20 2017

Column: With U.S. elder abuse in spotlight, a look at guardians

CHICAGO Are unsuspecting seniors around the United States being scooped up without warning from their homes, placed in nursing homes and having their possessions taken away?

Oct 12 2017

How to close the race-based chasm in U.S. retirement wealth

CHICAGO The gap in U.S. retirement wealth between white and minority families has widened to the point where it really is not a gap anymore. It is a canyon.

Oct 05 2017

Fall is right time to rethink your Medicare drug plan options

CHICAGO Forewarned is forearmed - and for U.S. seniors, the warning just arrived in the mail.

Sep 28 2017

Using a reverse mortgage to delay Social Security: does it make sense?

CHICAGO Delaying your Social Security benefit claim offers one of the best routes to higher retirement income - annual benefits increase 8 percent for every 12 months that you delay from age 62 to 70. But the strategy often comes with a challenge: how to meet living expenses while you wait?

Sep 21 2017

Latest Republican assault on healthcare would punish older Americans

CHICAGO The Republicans’ battle to repeal Obamacare is starting to look less like warfare and more like a game of whack-a-mole.

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