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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth

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  • Hosted by Hosted by: Greg Tucker with Catherine Collinson & Hector De La Torre

Program host Greg Tucker regularly engages Catherine Collinson, the Transamerica Institute’s founding president who also leads Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® TCRS (a foremost expert on the state of retirement readiness in America), and Hector De La Torre, who leads the The Transamerica Center for Health StudiesSM TCHS, on the broad range of issues related to financial literacy, retirement, and health and wellness. 

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Hector shares some insights from a recent survey about caregivers. 

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Hector discusses the cost of healthcare. 

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Catherine clarifies the differences between retirement plans. 

Hector sorts out the essentials of the upcoming open enrollment period. 

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Catherine shares some new research on caregivers.

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Hector tells us about a Medicare change that has "nothing to with what you're hearing in Washington." 

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Catherine tells us about the dark side of 401K loans. 

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On today's edition of Clear Path, Hector tells us about the 5th Annual National Survey on Health and Healthcare in America, which gathered consumers' views on healthcare.

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Hector tells us what we need to know about different types of plans and options. 

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Catherine shares insights on the importance of a healthy lifestyle in planning for our retirement. 

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Hector tells us about a major accreditation program for physicians, health care plans and medical groups provided by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. 


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Catherine explores what it takes to retire successfully ahead of the 65-year-mark. 

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Hector talks about prescriptions medications and what things to consider as you sort out the choices in making your health care decisions. 

Lifetime Milestones

Jul 31, 2017
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Catherine talks us through what birthday milestones mean for retirement and what we need to be doing when we get to them. 

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Hector explains how to pick the provider that's best suited to your circumstance. 

Retirement Priorities

Jul 17, 2017
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As people are living longer, a big question is how to support this expanded life span. Catherine Collinson tells us about Americans' retirement priorities, as reported in a recent study.  

Continuing our discussion about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act, Hector guides us through some basic information that people need to know. 

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Catherine shares her insight on the 3 most common retirement planning mistakes. 

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Hector tells us what's on the horizon with Medicare. 

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Today's Clear Path looks at the expansion of Medicaid for lower income adults and children and how changes to the ACA could impact this coverage. Hector De La Torre tells us more.

This segment originally aired March 27, 2017. 

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What do those in the job market need to be thinking about when it comes to 401K? Catherine gives us some insight. 

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How much do you need for retirement? Catherine discusses the factors that will lead you to the right conclusions.

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Hector discusses the findings of The Cleveland Clinic's survey of over 1,000 adults regarding their heart health.

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On today's episode, Catherine gives some tips to improve prospects for those who want to work past the traditional retirement age. 

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On today's Clear Path, Hector talks about the contentious or beneficial (depending on who you ask) aspect of the Affordable Care Act: the employer mandate.

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As we live longer into our 80's and even 90's, planning your retirement can be challenging. How are people planning their finances into those later golden years.

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On today's episode of Clear Path, Greg talks about how the big plans to replace the Affordable Care Act did not succeed in these early days of the new administration. Nonetheless, there are rumors of plans to strengthen the Affordable Care Act. Hector De La Torre goes into detail on new developments.

Emergency Savings

Apr 17, 2017
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On today's episode, Catherine tells us about what people are or are not doing when it comes to setting aside emergency savings. 

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Offering workplace wellness programs gives companies an advantage in attracting top talent. But only 20 percent of employees participate in these programs. Hector De La Torre has some insight on why. 

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This week on ClearPath, we look at job changers and retirement options. If those job changers have been saving for retirement at the workplace they have to decide what to do with their retirement assets. Catherine guides us through some of their choices. 

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