About Matt Feret
Matt Feret is the host of The Matt Feret Show, which focuses on the health, wealth and wellness of retirees, people over fifty-five and caregivers helping loved ones. He’s also the author of the book series, Prepare for Medicare – The Insider’s Guide to Buying Medicare Insurance and Prepare for Social Security – The Insider’s Guide to Maximizing Your Retirement Benefits.
Although he’s spent more than twenty years working in and around the sales, marketing, operations and C-suites of America’s Medicare health insurance companies, The Matt Feret Show actually marks a homecoming of sorts to interview-format journalism and broadcasting.
His broadcasting journey began in high school by talking his way onto the college radio station airwaves at age sixteen. He parlayed that into anchoring the university TV news broadcast, internships at the local NPR and CBS affiliates nearby and, eventually, an actual honest-to-goodness job in TV news.
After a few years of live television news reporting and anchoring in and around rural Virginia, Missouri, Kentucky, and Illinois, Matt went back to graduate school and got a customer service job at the local Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan to help pay the tuition. It’s there he discovered his passion for directly and personally helping people navigate the healthcare maze.
Decades later, here we are: The Matt Feret Show combines Matt’s passions for helping people with Medicare insurance, Social Security, older adult and retirement issues, healthcare, and personal finance with his love for in-depth journalism and broadcasting.
Matt holds an MHA from Washington University in St. Louis, a BA from Virginia Tech and completed postgraduate work at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In his supposed free time, Matt loves to read, travel, backpack, attend sporting events and heavy metal concerts. He lives in Chicagoland with his wife and three children.