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Today on the show we're discussing an important, but underutilized tax credit known as the Saver’s Credit. Many Americans miss out on it simply because they’re unaware it exists. Catherine Collinson, president of nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, helps us understand the Saver’s Credit and its benefits for everyday Americans.

Coronavirus Outbreaks

Feb 24, 2020

Christopher Wells, the National Program Manager of nonprofit Transamerica Center for Health Studies, talks about disease outbreaks, and in particular the Wuhan 2019 novel coronavirus. 

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.

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. 

Medicaid 101

Sep 25, 2019

Hector walks us through how Medicaid is administered. 

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

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. 

Millenials have proven themselves to be savvy as the digital do-it-yourself generation. Many are looking to digital tools to help them achieve their retirement goals. 

Catherine tells us about her research on millenials' retirement readiness. 

Hector tell us what the options are for the suddenly uninsured. 

Generation X often gets lost in the shuffle between bigger demographics--baby boomers and millenials. But this group is struggling to build retirement security while juggling work, children, and caring for aging parents. Catherine tells us some unsettling information about Gen X-ers' retirement preparation.

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