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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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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.

Guests:

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. 

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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.

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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 Hector De La Torre discusses Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act and what happens if the ACA is repealed.

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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.

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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.

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