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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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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. 


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

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


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. 


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. 

Welcome to a Clear Path special on retirement risks for women. Our guests will share some strategies on what women can do to improve their prospects.


Catherine Collinson, President of the Transamerica Institute and the  Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies 

Cindy Hounsell, founder and president of WISER (The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement)

Mary Beth Franklin, expert on financial planning and social security 

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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. 


According to the Government Office of Accounting 29% of households age 55 or over have no savings of pensions. Half of American households have no retirement savings. In today's episode of Clear Path, Catherine Collinson shares some retirement mistakes to avoid.


With all the changes to health insurance, one aspect that is talked about less but impacts millions of Americans is the expansion of Medicaid health insurance. Hector De La Torre discusses Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act and what happens if the ACA is repealed.


With the change in Washington, there's a lot of talk about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. But what's changed for consumers, if anything? Hector De La Torre gives us some insight.

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On today's episode, Hector gives a few more insights from a TransAmerica survey, focusing on the 11 percent of Americans who are uninsured.

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On today's episode, Catherine identifies some of the challenges employees in the "gig economy" have with retirement planning.


Hector De La Torre shares some insights from the most recent Healthcare Survey of Employers, conducted by the Transamerica Center for Health Studies.

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Catherine shares how older adults can create a backup plan in case retirement comes sooner than expected.


Hector shares some insight about how to choose the best health insurance during this open enrollment period.


Greg Tucker and Catherine Collinson discuss the basics of workplace retirement savings.

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As the new administration begins to take shape, there's a great deal of speculation among health policy experts about the potential alterations to our current health care system. Greg Tucker and Hector De La Torre discuss what plausible changes could be made to the Affordable Care Act.

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Catherine Collinson shares four essential tips for setting financial goals in 2017.

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Greg and Hector discuss what the fate of the ACA could be in the new Trump administration.

Having financial discussion around the holidays can feel uncomfortable but it is the perfect time.

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A Transamerica Center for Health Studies Survey found that 11 percent of Americans are without health insurance. Hector De La Torre tells us more about this population.

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With Americans living longer what are the most important things in planning your retirement.

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

The holidays are an ideal time to discuss financial issues.

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What do you need to know about open enrollment?

Greg and Catherine discuss retirement security:  How we will be able to financially support our expanding lifespan and how this issue is being addressed in our upcoming elections.