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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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Catherine shares the good and bad news she's discovered in her research on how retirees are faring. 

Medical clinical trials: what are they? How do you find them? What's important to keep in mind when participating in one? Hector tells us how they work. 

Important birthdays can significantly impact your retirement planning. These milestone birthdays start in our 50s and continue into our early 70s. Catherine sheds light on these milestones and offers some tips on how we can plan accordingly.

Hector tells us about changes on the horizon to Medicare. 

On today's episode, Catherine tells us about the 'Savers Credit,' an important but underutilized tax credit that can pay to save for retirement. 

With any new year there are bound to be questions about potential changes that impact our current health care system and the Affordable Care Act. Hector gives us a status update for 2019. 

Catherine tells us how retirement security in the U.S. has fared since the great recession.

On today's Clear Path episode, Hector tells us how we can eat healthy this year, without missing out on delicious Italian foods. 

Many people want to work past the age of 65 but not every employer has the proper supports in place to help employees accomplish that goal. Catherine tells us about some of the disconnects. 

Health Notes (Encore)

Jan 9, 2019

Managing chronic and pre-existing health conditions can be a burden. Hector discusses Transamerica Center for Health Studies' partnership with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health on a health newsletter focused on common medical conditions.

New Year, New Goals

Dec 31, 2018

Catherine and Al discuss setting personal and financial goals for the new year. 

Hector tells us how the cost of prescription drugs has become a burden for consumers.

Catherine discusses findings regarding workers' desires to work beyond the age of 65 versus what employers have in place to support them. 

Hector gives us the highlights from a recent survey on ways people are paying for health care expenses. 

Retirement and the Recession

Dec 3, 2018

Catherine tells us how retirement security in the U.S. has fared since the great recession. 

Price Transparency

Nov 19, 2018

The healthcare sector is unlike other sectors because patients rarely have access to the prices for services they receive. More transparency in price and the quality of care would allow patients and their clinicians to make better choices about care. Hector De La Torre tells us what needs to be considered when it comes to price transparency in healthcare. 

Financial Literacy

Nov 12, 2018

Having a baseline understanding of finances is more important now than ever before, especially as Americans are taking more responsibility for their retirement savings through 401Ks and similar plans. So how are we faring? Catherine tells us about the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies' 2018 Global Retirement Survey.

Finding Mental Health, Insured or Uninsured

Nov 7, 2018

Today on the show, we discuss the burden of being uninsured and having to seek mental health treatment. Hector tells us about Transamerica's free mental health guide that helps people navigate services. 

According to the National Institutes of Health, by 2060, the number of older adults in the U.S. who self-identify as LGBT will exceed 5 million. Catherine tells us about Transamerica's research on the retirement preparations of the LGBT community in nine different countries. 

Today on Clear Path, we're discussing the burden of being uninsured and having to seek mental health treatment. As with any other health issue, not having the security of insurance can create a ton of stress. 

Hector De La Torre, the executive director of Transamerica Center for Health Studies tells us about the Center's free mental health guide for those with and without insurance.

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Small business employees account for nearly half of all workers, but small business owners often have a more difficult time offering retirement benefits than larger employers. Catherine shares insights from a recent Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies survey.

Health Notes

Oct 8, 2018
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Managing chronic and pre-existing health conditions can be a burden. Hector discusses Transamerica Center for Health Studies' partnership with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health on a health newsletter focused on common medical conditions.

Unemployment is at a record low and talent is in high demand. Employers are constantly exploring options to attract talent and remain competitive. Catherine tells us how retirement benefits fit into this picture. 

Presciption Drugs

Sep 24, 2018
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Hector tells us how the cost of prescription drugs has become a burden for consumers.

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In today's news we often hear about the gender pay gap but there is a formidable retirement income gap as well. Catherine tells us more. 

Workplace wellness programs continue to be an important part of our health and everyday lives given that most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work. Hector tells us about helpful tools for employers. 

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A new Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies report offers insights on the promises and pitfalls faced by Baby Boomers, Millenials and Gen X. Catherine tells us more. 

Hector explains the various options for dealing with high medical bills when you do not have health insurance. 

Caregivers

Aug 21, 2018
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Tens of millions of Americans are caregivers, and it has serious implications for their own retirement security. Catherine shares insights from a Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies report on caregivers.

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Hector tells us about extreme medical debt, even with insurance, and gives us the basics of paying for healthcare.

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