Alex Rosenberg is a NerdWallet writer focusing on Medicare and information technology. He has more than 10 years of experience researching and writing about health care, insurance, technology, data privacy and public policy. His research has supported lawmakers in the Wisconsin State Legislature as well as health systems and national health authorities in the U.S. and more than 10 other countries. He is based in Stoughton, Wisconsin.
- Education: B.A. in political science & philosophy from Denison University, M.A. in applied philosophy from Bowling Green State University
- Organizations: Association of Health Care Journalists
- Previous experience: Legislative policy analyst for the Wisconsin state legislature, Technical and proposal writer at Epic Systems, Graduate instructor at Bowling Green State University
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Does Medicare Cover Inspire for Sleep Apnea?
Medicare covers Inspire when it’s medically necessary for sleep apnea, but you need to have tried CPAP first.
Does Medicare Cover Ozempic?
Medicare covers Ozempic as a treatment for diabetes, but not for weight loss.
What Does ‘Medically Necessary’ Mean for Medicare Coverage?
Services must be deemed medically necessary for Medicare to cover them. You can appeal if a service you need is denied.
What Disabilities Qualify for Medicare Under 65?
There’s an official list of conditions, plus a process to qualify if your condition isn’t on the list.
What If I Can’t Afford Medicare?
Medicare can be expensive, but there are programs that can help, depending on your circumstances.
‘Health Care Sharing’ Mimics Medigap, but Isn’t Insurance
Health care sharing ministries advertise programs for Medicare members, but there’s no guarantee they’ll pay for medical bills.
Direct Primary Care Offers More Access, but Medicare Won’t Pay
Direct primary care doctors can offer long appointments on short notice, but they don’t take insurance.
How Often Does Social Security Recalculate Your Retirement Benefits?
Your Social Security payments might change each year because of cost-of-living or changes to your work and income.
4 Tips for a Meaningful and Successful Retirement
From planning your days to preparing for your health, financial planners and other experts weigh in on how to make the most of your retirement.
Cost Plus Drugs Might Save Medicare Members Money — With a Catch
Cost Plus Drugs offers inexpensive generic prescription drugs, but it’s not a replacement for Medicare Part D coverage.
Turning 65? When to Sign Up for Medicare and Social Security
For Medicare, sign up a few months before your birthday. For Social Security, you have more options.
Retirement Checklist: 5 Steps to Prepare
Plan for Medicare coverage, retirement account and Social Security income, and your estate.
Best Medicare Advantage Plans in Connecticut
There are nine Medicare Advantage companies in Connecticut. Check out which ones offer plans with the best quality ratings.
Best Medicare Advantage Plans in Oregon
There are more than a dozen Medicare Advantage companies in Oregon. See which ones offer the best plans.