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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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.
Medicare Late Enrollment Penalties: Costs and Who Owes Them
See what you might owe if you wait too long to sign up for Medicare Part A, Part B or Part D.
Have a Conversation (Not a Lecture) About Fraud With Older Adults
Chatting with older adults about fraud and scams could help everybody in the conversation avoid becoming a victim.
What Are the Parts of Medicare? Parts A, B, C and D Explained
Medicare has four parts with letter names. Learn about each part and how they work together.
Best Medicare Advantage Plans in Wisconsin
More than a dozen companies sell Medicare Advantage plans in Wisconsin. Find out which ones have top-rated plans.
Best Medicare Advantage Plans in Virginia
There are a dozen Medicare Advantage companies in Virginia. Find out which ones have the best-rated plans.
Best Medicare Advantage Plans in Maine
Half a dozen companies sell Medicare Advantage plans in Maine. See which ones offer top-rated plans.
Does Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices?
Medicare isn’t allowed to negotiate prices for prescription drugs yet — it will start negotiating for lower prescription drug prices in 2026.
Lower 2023 Medicare Star Ratings Don’t Mean Your Plan Got Worse
2023 star ratings are lower for Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans, but you can still find quality plans.
Medicare Part C vs. Part D: What’s the Difference?
Medicare Part C is private health insurance that often includes prescription drug coverage. Medicare Part D is for prescription drugs only.