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Hector De La Torre

Executive Director, Transamerica Center for Health Studies

Hector De La Torre is the Executive Director of the Transamerica Center for Health Studies, a nonprofit focused on helping consumers and businesses navigate the health care landscape. De La Torre was chosen to lead this new initiative because of his private and public sector experience, particularly his leadership role on health care and advocating for consumers and businesses. Among his accomplishments as an elected official were expanding access to doctors in underserved communities, consumer protections against retroactive cancellation of health insurance, and supporting facilities improvements at Children’s Hospitals.

"I feel that the Transamerica Center for Health Studies is a public service—consumers and businesses are looking for help as they try to navigate the shifting health care landscape," said De La Torre. "We at TCHS are committed to helping them better understand their options to make good health care decisions."

De La Torre is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Occidental College in Los Angeles and serves on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a gubernatorial appointee. De La Torre served as a State Assemblymember for California’s 50th District from 2004-2010. Prior to that, he was Mayor and Councilmember in his hometown of South Gate. De La Torre was also a Manager at the County of Los Angeles Superior Court and served as Manager at Southern California Edison. Previous to those positions, he was Assistant/Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Some of the findings from the surveys around the knowledge held by consumers and employers around healthcare issues.

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What do you need to know about open enrollment? 

Hector and Greg discuss some of our favorite foods and their healthier options. 

The issues to consider while planning for the care of loved ones.





Greg and Hector continue their discussion on  the shocking number of millennials that remain uninsured.


How much are millennials accessing their healthcare benefits and what are the more common ailments?



Greg and Hector discuss young adults, health care, and reality, and how millennials are handling their health care decisions.


Greg and Hector discuss how social connectedness at work affects workplace wellness.

  Understanding the issues related to your health.


Greg and Hector discuss the realities of health care affordability  in a world where more and more people have health insurance.



Greg and Hector discuss what you can do to avoid tax penalties under the Affordable Care Act, and how lack of awareness may be the number one factor.


Greg and Hector discuss the employer shared responsibility provision in the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts businesses  and employees.

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 A special one hour edition of ClearPath discussing what employers should be doing to promote a healthy lifestyle in the workplace.


Greg and Hector discuss the healthcare landscape for employers and employees in 2016.

  Greg and Hector discuss health coverage in 2016.  


Greg and Hector discuss how to best manage stress in the workplace.


Greg and Hector discuss the state of health coverage in America and what people need to know about the landscape of health insurance in 2016.


Dec 31, 2015

Greg and Hector continue their discussion on workplace wellness programs, specifically nutrition and healthy eating at the work.


Dec 17, 2015

Greg and Hector discuss the effects of smoking on workplace productivity and what employers can do to encourage their workers to kick the habit.


Greg and Hector discuss the important details employers need to know about the upcoming changes with the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act.


Greg and Hector discuss the importance of workplace physical activity.


Greg and Hector discuss the fact there will be no cost of living increase for social security beneficiaries next year, and how this will affect those on Medicaid.


Greg and Hector discuss what you need to know about the open enrollment period for benefits and health coverage.


Greg and Hector continue to discuss the benefits of regular physical activity while at work.


Greg and Hector discuss ways we can improve our workplace wellness.

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Marriage triggers many benefits.  Greg and Hector discuss.

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Medicare and Mental Health in the ACA.

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Provisions in the ACA for mental health coverage for children.