Greg Daugherty

Health Writer

Greg Daugherty is an award-winning writer and editor specializing in retirement topics. He has served as editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest New Choices retirement magazine, executive editor of Consumer Reports, where he wrote a popular column about preparing for retirement, and senior editor at Money. His work has appeared in Money, Smithsonian, Parade, The New York Times, and NextAve.org, among others.

Latest by Greg Daugherty

How Much Do You Know About ACA Health Insurance?

Take our quiz to test your smarts about Affordable Care Act health insurance and what you need to know before you apply for Obamacare.

Do You Know What These Health Insurance Terms Mean?

Coinsurance, preferred providers, and deductibles can be confusing. Test your health insurance terminology smarts.

Caregiving Can Be a Mixed Blessing, Families Say

Having a devoted family caregiver can be invaluable for the person who needs help. But for the caregivers themselves there are benefits—and burdens.

Do You Know the Rules for Flexible Spending Accounts?

You can save money on health costs with a flexible spending account if your employer offers one. But do you know what’s allowed — and what’s not?

Over 50? Putting Off a Dental Visit Could Cost You

People age 50 to 64 who put off going to the dentist were more likely to have dental problems later on. Some of that reason was cost. Here’s where to find help.

4 Ways to Keep Health Costs Down in Retirement

While the federal Medicare program picks up a lot of the heath-care tab for Americans over 65, it doesn’t cover everything.

Few With Dementia Are Enrolled in Money Management Tool

One of the things a lot of us worry about is how long our parents will be able to take care of themselves — not just physically but financially.

Nursing Home Care May Be Less Costly Than You Think

While a nursing home stay may be nothing to look forward to, it is rarely as expensive as many of us fear, according to a new report.

How Active Do You Think You Are? Why That Matters

New research suggests that how active you simply think you are, compared with other people your age, can make a big difference in your health.

Will Medicare Pay for That?

Medicare pays many kinds of medical bills, but it doesn’t cover everything. This quiz could help you avoid some costly surprises.