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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth

Mondays at 5:44 pm
  • Hosted by Al Waller, Catherine Collinson & Hector De La Torre

Al Waller is the host and he is often joined by either 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/or Hector De La Torre, who leads the The Transamerica Center for Health StudiesSM TCHS, discuss the broad range of issues related to financial literacy, retirement, and health and wellness. 

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Hector explains what you need to know about diabetes.

As the retirement landscape evolves, employers have to reflect on if their retirement plans and policies will continue to benefit their employee’s retirement preparations. Catherine Collinson, president of nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, discusses how employers can take on a greater role in supporting the changing retirement needs of their employees.

Health Improvements And Longevity

Jan 20, 2020

Hector De La Torre, the executive director of Transamerica Center for Health Studies, discusses longevity– specifically the technological, regulatory and health improvements that have led to longer life expectancies in the United States just in the last several decades.

Have you ever wondered how well prepared your Uber driver, tutor, or piano teacher is for retirement? Often when we discuss retirement, we think about traditional employees who work for an employer. Those who are not always top of mind, but are just as important, are the self-employed. How are they preparing for retirement or are they even considering retirement? Today, we have Catherine Collinson, president of nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, with us to discuss how the self-employed are shaping their retirement. 

2019 Consumer Survey – Wellness

Jan 6, 2020

Hector De La Torre, the executive director of nonprofit Transamerica Center for Health Studies, discusses some highlights from their 7th annual Consumer Healthcare Survey. The new survey results include some interesting insights about the current status of health and wellness in America.

We've recently discussed Medicare and other medical open enrollment periods on this podcast. Although open enrollment is typically centered around health insurance, it provides an opportunity to check/review your retirement benefit selections. Today Catherine Collinson, president of nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, helps us understand what things to consider during this vital period.

Saving for retirement can be an arduous process even for those who have workplace retirement benefits, but what about people who are self-employed and may not have access to these benefits? Catherine Collinson, president of nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, discusses the Center’s recent research on the self-employed and ways they can save. 

Hector tell us about the findings from a consumer healthcare report that surveyed 3,700 Americans.

Elder Fraud

Nov 26, 2019

Elder fraud is an increasing reality in today’s world.  According to the United States Special Committee on Aging, older American’s lose, on average, $3 billion per year to scams. This is an extremely alarming, yet under-reported number, as not every case of fraud and financial exploitation is reported. It is important for people to be aware and recognize warning signs to better protect themselves.

Today, Catherine Collinson, president of nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, joins us to talk about elder fraud.

On today's Clear Path, Hector breaks down Medicare Part D--what it is, changes around presciption drugs, and the "donut hole" coverage gap. 

Elder Fraud

Nov 11, 2019

Elder fraud is an increasing reality in today’s world.  According to the United States Special Committee on Aging, older American’s lose, on average, $3 billion per year to scams. This is an extremely alarming, yet under-reported number, as not every case of fraud and financial exploitation is reported. It is important for people to be aware and recognize warning signs to better protect themselves.

Today, Catherine Collinson, president of nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, joins us to talk about elder fraud.

Hector walks us through the process of signing up for Medicaid. 

Catherine shares how people 50 and up can boost their retirement savings by using catch-up contributions.

Hector goes over the ins-and-outs of open enrollment. He also explains how changes to the Affordable Care Act will impact open enrollment for 2020. 

Catch-Up Contributions

Oct 14, 2019

Catherine shares how people 50 and up can boost their retirement savings by using catch-up contributions.

Hector helps us understand what federally qualified health centers are, and the type of care they provide. 

Creating an emergency savings fund while juggling all of your financial priorities is difficult. How much are people saving? Catherine joins us to share findings from a Transamerica report on workers' emergency savings funds, and to discuss the ways a lack of savings could impact retirement preparation. 

Medicaid 101

Sep 25, 2019

Hector walks us through how Medicaid is administered. 

Catherine discusses the future of age-friendly communitities and the ability for people to age in place. 

This week, Hector explains how physician supply numbers directly impact healthcare. 

Catherine tells us about a study that gauges the financial literacy of Americans. 

What diabetes risk factors should we know about to protect ourselves and our loved ones? And what are the dangers associated with diabetes? 

Catherine discusses how we can successfully take on a greater role in funding, preparing for and managing retirement savings.

Navigating Clinical Trials

Aug 13, 2019

Hector gives guidance on searching for and enrolling in clinical trials.  

Catherine tells us what she learned from a survey of 5900 workers across the U.S. when it comes to ideas about retirement. 

Hector tells us about Transamerica's collaboration with UC Berkley on a free newsletter that provides users with evidence-based health information. 

Catherine tells us what Millenials, Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers are envisioning for retirement. 

Hector explains clinical trials and why they might be worth pursuing for some patients. 

Catherine tells us how Baby Boomers are trail-blazing a new type of retirement that includes pleasure, purpose and continued work. 

Hector helps us identify options for the suddenly uninsured. 

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