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Weekly Radio Program Aims to Help Listeners

Americans are living longer than at any time in history, and yet extensive research conducted by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS) indicates that Americans are ill-prepared for long-term retirement and unaware of their need for action, as well as the range of practical steps available to them to begin planning for their financial security. At the same time, people are looking to increase their quality of life during both their working years and in retirement. The Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS) educates Americans about issues related to their longer-term health and well-being since good health is the vital component to a person’s productivity and enjoyment throughout life.

To assist listeners in their quest for both health and financial security, WYPR airs a weekly evening drive-time segment, “ClearPath – Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth,” on Mondays during NPR’s popular All Things Considered. The program is underwritten by the Transamerica Institute, as part of its mission identify, research and educate the public about retirement, health coverage, and other relevant financial issues facing Americans today. 

Program host Greg Tucker engages Catherine Collinson, the Transamerica Institute’s founding president who also leads TCRS (a foremost expert on the state of retirement readiness in America), and Hector De La Torre, who leads TCHS (and is a former California State Assembly member), on the broad range of issues related to financial literacy, retirement, and health care and well-being. 

One-Hour Special – Improving Women’s Retirement Security

Women face unique challenges and circumstances that put them at an even greater risk of not achieving a financially secure retirement, compared to men. A special one-hour edition of ClearPath – Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth will offer insights into the particular risks women face and clear-cut steps they can take to improve their retirement outlook. Special guests Cindy Hounsell and Mary Beth Franklin will share their expertise on women’s financial well-being, retirement planning and preparations, and Social Security. Listen at WYPR 88.1, Baltimore's NPR station, wypr.org; it is also be available as a podcast on iTunes. For additional information read the Press Release.

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2019

Applying for Medicaid with Hector De La Torre –   November 4, 2019 

The ACA and Open Enrollment in 2020 with Hector De La Torre – October 21, 2019 

Catch up on Catch-up Contributions with Catherine Collinson – October 14, 2019 

Federally Qualified Health Centers with Hector De La Torre – October 7, 2019

The Importance of an Emergency Savings Fund with Catherine Collinson – September 30, 2019

State Medicaid Guide with Hector De La Torre – September 23, 2019

Home Design for Aging in Place with Catherine Collinson – September 16, 2019

The Impact of Physician Shortage on Healthcare with Hector De La Torre – September 9, 2019

The Status of Global Financial Literacy with Catherine Collinson – September 2, 2019

Understanding Diabetes Risk Factors with Hector De La Torre – August 26 2019

Five Fundamentals for Retirement Readiness with Catherine Collinson – August 19, 2019

How to Choose a Clinical Trial? with Hector De La Torre – August 12, 2019

The Remarkable Redefinition of Retirement with Catherine Collinson – August 5, 2019

Essential Guide to Understanding Diabetes with Hector De La Torre – July 29, 2019

Three Generations Prepare for Older Age with Catherine Collinson – July 22, 2019

Understanding Clinical Trials as Treatment Options with Hector De La Torre – July 15, 2019

Baby Boomers: Trailblazers of the New Retirement with Catherine Collinson – July 8, 2019

What to Do When You Lose Health Insurance with Hector De La Torre – June 17, 2019

Healthcare Options for Small Businesses with Hector De La Torre – June 3, 2019

Millennials: A Digital DIY Retirement Generation with Catherine Collinson – May 27, 2019

Millennials and Their Healthcare Habits with Hector De La Torre – May 20, 2019

Generation X: The Silently Struggling 401(k) Savers with Catherine Collinson – May 13, 2019

Medicare Eligibility and Enrollment with Hector De La Torre – May 6, 2019

Unique Retirement Challenges of Physical Workers with Catherine Collinson – April 29, 2019

Millennials Disrupting Healthcare Trends with Hector De La Torre – April 22, 2019

Navigating the Financial Challenges of Caregiving with Catherine Collinson – April 15, 2019

Caregiver Guide for Managing Stress and Burnout with Hector De La Torre – April 8, 2019

Fresh and Nutritious Italian Recipes with Hector De La Torre – March 25, 2019

The Precarious Financial Status of Retirees with Catherine Collinson – March 18, 2019

A Guide to Clinical Trials and Insurance Coverage with Hector De La Torre – March 11, 2019

Planning for Important Retirement Milestones with Catherine Collinson – March 4, 2019

Reviewing Medicare Improvements Made in 2019 with Hector De La Torre – February 18, 2019 

The Saver's Credit - A Retirement Savings Incentive with Catherine Collinson – February 11, 2019

Understanding Healthcare Coverage in 2019 and Beyond with Hector De La Torre – February 4, 2019

Healthy Twists on Classic Italian Recipes with Hector De La Torre – January 21, 2019

The Disconnect Between Employer Support and Workers’ Retirement Goals with Catherine Collinson – January 14, 2019


2018

Financial Goal Setting for the New Year with Catherine Collinson – December 31, 2018

Navigating the Work Force After Age 65 with Catherine Collinson – December 17, 2018

The Burden of the High Costs of Healthcare with Hector De La Torre – December 10, 2018

Retirement Planning in the Aftermath of the Recession with Catherine Collinson – December 3, 2018

The Importance of Price Transparency in Healthcare with Hector De La Torre – November 19, 2018

Assessing Financial Literacy Around the World with Catherine Collinson – November 12, 2018

Retirement Preparation Recommendations for LGBT Workers with Catherine Collinson – October 29, 2018

A Guide to Mental Health Care and Coverage with Hector De La Torre – October 22, 2018

Tips for Retirement Planning for Small Business Workers and Employers with Catherine Collinson – October 15, 2018 

How to Care for High Blood Pressure with Hector De La Torre – October 8, 2018

Competitive Retirement Benefits to Attract Talent with Catherine Collinson – October 1, 2018

Tips for Managing High Prescription Drug Costs with Hector De La Torre – September 24, 2018

Tips for Improving Women’s Retirement Security with Catherine Collinson – September 17, 2018

Workplace Wellness Assessment Tool with Hector De La Torre – September 10, 2018

Managing Medical Debt without Insurance with Hector De La Torre – August 27, 2018

Caregiving Is Risky Business for Family Caregivers with Catherine Collinson – August 20, 2018

How to Deal with High Medical Bills with Hector De La Torre – August 13, 2018

Building a Retirement Budget with Catherine Collinson – August 6, 2018

Navigating Mental Health and Insurance with Hector De La Torre – July 30, 2018

Olderpreneurship in Retirement with Catherine Collinson – July 23, 2018

Millennials’ Retirement Savings Amid Student Debt with Catherine Collinson – July 9, 2018

Soul Food with the Association of Black Women Physicians and Hector De La Torre – July 3, 2018

State-by-State Medicaid Coverage Guide with Hector De La Torre – June 26, 2018 

Healthier Twists on Soul Food Recipes with Hector De La Torre – June 18, 2018

Evidence-Based Workplace Wellness Guide with Hector De La Torre – March 27, 2018

Planning for a Long Retirement with Catherine Collinson – February 5, 2018

Automatic 401(k) Plan Features with Catherine Collinson – January 8, 2018


2017

The Financial Implications of Caregiving with Catherine Collinson – December 11, 2017

Employee and Retirement Benefits in the Open Enrollment Season with Catherine Collinson – November 27, 2017

The Personal and Professional Impact of Caregiving with Hector De La Torre – November 20, 2017

Healthcare Affordability Is Top Concern for Americans with Hector De La Tore – November 6, 2017

Roth or Traditional 401(k) Retirement Plans with Catherine Collinson – October 30, 2017

Individual Mandate Penalty If Uninsured with Hector De La Torre – October 23, 2017

Juggling Caregiving and Work with Catherine Collinson – October 16, 2017

Medicare Changes for Fraud Prevention with Hector De La Torre – October 9, 2017

Beware Retirement Plan Loans and Withdrawals with Catherine Collinson – October 2, 2017

Consumer Sentiments About Healthcare with Hector De La Torre – September 25, 2017

Health Insurance Open Enrollment for 2018 with Hector De La Torre – September 11, 2017

Healthy Aging Key to a Successful Retirement with Catherine Collinson – August 28, 2017

The Importance of Healthcare Quality Assurance with Hector De La Torre – August 21, 2017

How to Successfully Retire Early with Catherine Collinson – August 14, 2017

Prescription Drug Coverage with Hector De La Torre – August 7, 2017

Retirement Milestone Ages You Need to Know with Catherine Collinson – July 31, 2017

Choosing a Doctor or Other Healthcare Provider with Hector De La Torre – July 24, 2017

Four Common Types of Health Insurance Plans with Hector De La Torre – July 10, 2017

Will Changes to the ACA Affect Medicare? with Hector De La Torre – June 26, 2017

Basics of a 401(k) Retirement Plan with Catherine Collinson – June 12, 2017

Taking the Guesswork Out of Retirement Savings Goals with Catherine Collinson – June 5,

2017

Rating Your Health with Hector De La Torre – May 22, 2017

Tips for Working Past Retirement Age with Catherine Collinson – May 15, 2017

How Changes to the ACA Could Impact Employee Mandate with Hector De La Torre – May 8, 2017

Financial Implications of Living Longer with Catherine Collinson – May 1, 2017

Discussion About Possible Changes to the ACA with Hector De La Torre – April 24, 2017

The Imperative for Emergency Savings with Catherine Collinson – April 17, 2017

How Companies are Engaging Employees in Workplace Wellness with Hector De La Torre – April 10, 2017

What to Do With Your 401(k) When Changing Jobs with Catherine Collinson – April 3, 2017

One-Hour Special: Improving Women's Retirement Security – March 26, 2017

Three Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid with Catherine Collinson – March 20, 2017

Effects of Medicaid Expansion under the ACA with Hector De La Torre – March 13, 2017

Potential Impacts of the ACA Repeal and Replace with Hector De La Torre – March 6, 2017

Self-Employed Retirement Savers with Catherine Collinson – February 13, 2017

Employers on the Future of Employees' Healthcare Options with Hector De La Torre – February 6, 2017

Creating a Retirement Backup Plan with Catherine Collinson – January 30, 2017

Sorting Out Healthcare Options with Hector De La Torre – January 23, 2017

What is an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) with Catherine Collinson – January 16, 2017

Changes to the ACA with Hector De La Torre – January 9, 2017

Four Financial Resolutions for the New Year with Catherine Collinson – January 2, 2017


2016

The Future of the ACA with Hector De La Torre - December 26, 2016

A Portrait of the Uninsured with Hector De La Torre - December 12, 2016

Consumers and Employers Healthcare IQ with Hector De La Torre - November 28, 2016

Holiday Financial Discussions with Catherine Collinson - November 21, 2016

Open Enrollment 2016 with Hector De La Torre - November 14, 2016

Retirement Security Priorities for the New President and Congress with Catherine Collinson - November 7, 2016

Millennials: The Digital DIY Retirement Generation with Catherine Collinson - October 31, 2016

Improving Healthiness of Meals with Hector De La Torre - October 24, 2016

Baby Boomers: Trailblazers of the New Retirement with Catherine Collinson - October 17, 2016

Essential Documents for Advance Healthcare Planning with Hector De La Torre - October 10, 2016

Generation X: Struggling Retirement Savers with Catherine Collinson - October 3, 2016

Testimony Before Senate Committee on Aging - Part 2 with Catherine Collinson - September 26, 2016

Healthy Traditions Cookbook: Meals to Improve Health with Hector De La Torre - September 19, 2016

Testimony Before Senate Committee on Aging - Part 1 with Catherine Collinson - September 12, 2016

Healthy Traditions Cookbook: Making Eating Healthy Easier with Hector De La Torre - August 29, 2016

Nudges for Improving Retirement Savings with Catherine Collinson - August 8, 2016

Uninsured Millennials with Hector De La Torre - August 1, 2016

Benefits of Lifelong Learning with Catherine Collinson - July 25, 2016

Financial Wellness Programs at Work with Catherine Collinson - July 11, 2016

Millennials Managing Chronic Illness and Healthcare with Hector De La Torre - July 4, 2016

Millennials’ Healthcare Reality with Hector De La Torre - June 20, 2016

Aging in Place with Catherine Collinson - June 13, 2016

Realities of Travel During Retirement with Catherine Collinson - June 6, 2016

Social Connectedness with Hector De La Torre - May 30, 2016

Volunteering in Retirement with Catherine Collinson - May 23, 2016

Health Literacy with Hector De La Torre - May 16, 2016

Affording Health Care with Hector De La Torre - April 25, 2016

What is Retirement Really Like for Current Retirees? with Catherine Collinson - April 18, 2016

Avoiding Tax Penalties Under the Affordable Care Act with Hector De La Torre - April 11, 2016

Prioritizing Retirement Savings with Catherine Collinson - April 3, 2016

Employer Health Coverage with Hector De La Torre - March 28, 2016

Workplace Wellness with Hector De La Torre - March 21, 2016

Improving Women's Retirement with Catherine Collinson - March 14, 2016

Healthcare Predictions for 2016 with Hector De La Torre - March 8, 2016

IRS Free File with Catherine Collinson - March 1, 2016

Employers Health Coverage for 2016 with Hector De La Torre - February 16, 2016

Saver's Credit Tax Credit for 2016 with Catherine Collinson - February 9, 2016

Stress Management with Hector De La Torre - January 29, 2016

Healthcare for Individuals in 2016 with Hector De La Torre - January 12, 2016

The New myRA with Catherine Collinson - January 5, 2016


2015

Nutrition and Workplace Wellness with Hector De La Torre - December 31, 2015

Wisdom from Retirees with Catherine Collinson - December 22, 2015

Year-End Financial Checkup with Catherine Collinson - December 7, 2015

The ACA and the Employer Mandate with Hector De La Torre - November 30, 2015

Workplace Physical Activity with Hector De La Torre- November 24, 2015

Where to Live in Retirement with Catherine Collinson - November 17, 2015

Cost of Living Adjustments for Medicare with Hector De La Torre - November 11, 2015

Retirement Planning for Homemakers with Catherine Collinson - November 3, 2015

ACA Open Enrollment with Hector De La Torre - October 27, 2015

GenX - It's Time to Get Serious About Retirement with Catherine Collinson - October 21, 2015

White House Conference on Aging with Catherine Collinson - October 6, 2015

Workplace Wellness with Hector De La Torre - September 29, 2015 

Your Nest Egg Is Ready to Hatch - Now What? with Catherine Collinson - September 21, 2015

Candid Conversations to Have with Aging Parents with Catherine Collinson - September 14, 2015

Marriage and the ACA with Hector De La Torre - September 9, 2015

Medicare and Mental Health under the ACA with Hector De La Torre - August 31, 2015

Elder Abuse and Elder Fraud Warning Signs with Catherine Collinson - August 24, 2015

ACA and Mental Health Coverage for Children with Hector De La Torre - August 19, 2015

60 Somethings and Retirement Issues with Catherine Collinson - August 10, 2015

ACA and Mental Health Coverage for College Students with Hector De La Torre - August 7, 2015

50 Somethings and Retirement Issues with Catherine Collinson - July 27, 2015

ACA and Mental Health Coverage for Veterans with Hector De La Torre - July 20, 2015

40 Somethings and Retirement with Catherine Collinson - July 13, 2015

The ACA and Mental Health Coverage with Hector De La Torre - July 6, 2015

30 Somethings and Retirement with Catherine Collinson - June 29, 2015

20 Somethings and Retirement with Catherine Collinson - June 15, 2015

Habitual Savers with Catherine Collinson - June 8, 2015

Hospital Quality with Hector De La Torre - June 1, 2015

ACA and the New Employer Mandate with Hector De La Torre - May 18, 2015

50 Years of Medicare with Hector De La Torre - May 11, 2015 

Phased Retirement with Catherine Collinson - May 4, 2015

COBRA Benefits with Hector De La Torre - April 27, 2015 

Special Enrollment Period for ACA with Hector De La Torre - April 20, 2015

How Much Do I Need to Save for Retirement? with Catherine Collinson - April 13, 2015

The Fundamentals of Retirement Investing with Catherine Collinson - April 6, 2015

Tax Season and the Penalty Associated with the ACA with Hector De La Torre - March 30, 2015

Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP) with Hector De La Torre - March 23, 2015

Important Milestones on Your Way to Retirement with Catherine Collinson - March 16, 2015

Healthy Behaviors with Hector De La Torre - March 9, 2015

What Employers Need to Know About 2015 ACA Mandates with Hector De La Torre - March 2, 2015

America Saves Week with Catherine Collinson - February 23, 2015

ACA Deadline - What You Need to Know if You Missed Open Enrollment with Hector De La Torre – February 16, 2015

Order in Your Financial House with Catherine Collinson – February 9, 2015

IRS Saver's Credit Facts with Catherine Collinson - January 26, 2015

One-Hour Special: Getting Ready to Retire - January 25, 2015

One Year In - How Women Responded to the ACA with Hector De La Torre - January 19, 2015

One-Hour Special: Health & Wealth for Millennials - January 18, 2015

Retirement Savings Limits Increase in 2015 with Catherine Collinson - January 12, 2015

Health Insurance Basics for the Newly Insured with Hector De La Torre - January 5, 2015


2014

Employer Retirement Benefits with Catherine Collinson - December 29, 2014

Preparing for Medicare with Hector De La Torre - December 15, 2014

Baby Boomers Are Changing the Face of Retirement with Catherine Collinson - December 8, 2014

ACA One Year Later - Part 3 with Hector De La Torre - November 17, 2014

ACA One Year Later - Part 2 with Hector De La Torre - November 3, 2014

Baby Boomers, Gen X and Catch-Up Contributions with Catherine Collinson - October 27, 2014

ACA One Year Later - Part 1 with Hector De La Torre - October 20, 2014

Make a Backup Plan with Catherine Collinson - October 7, 2014

Millennial Retirement Update with Catherine Collinson - September 15, 2014

College Student Health  with Hector De La Torre - September 9, 2014

Caregivers' Conundrum with Catherine Collinson - September 1, 2014

Marital Retirement Matters with Catherine Collinson - August 25, 2014

Veterans' Health Care Options with Hector De La Torre - August 18, 2014

Young Invincibles with Hector De La Torre - August 11, 2014

The Downside of 401(k) Loans with Catherine Collinson - August 4, 2014

Small Business Health Options Program with Hector De La Torre - July 28, 2014

Conversation Starters for Retirement with Catherine Collinson - July 21, 2014

Preparing for Medicare with Hector De La Torre - July 14, 2014

Generation X and Their Retirement Challenge with Catherine Collinson - July 7, 2014

Employer Wellness Programs with Hector De La Torre - June 30, 2014

Retirement Readiness of Small Business Employees with Catherine Collinson - June 23, 2014

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omen and the ACA with Hector De La Torre

 - June 16, 2014

Calculating Your Retirement Needs with Catherine Collinson - June 9, 2014

Individual Preventive Care and Wellness under the ACA with Hector De La Torre - June 2, 2014

Baby Boomer Reality Check with Catherine Collinson - May 19, 2014

TCHS Pulse Check Survey: Employer Views of Health Care with Hector De La Torre - May 12, 2014

Enrollment Numbers in the ACA in Maryland with Hector De La Torre - May 5, 2014

Women's Retirement Outlook with Catherine Collinson - April 28, 2014

The ACA Post Open Enrollment with Hector De La Torre - April 21, 2014

Journey to Healthy Aging - Travel Survey with Catherine Collinson - April 14, 2014

Employer Health Coverage under the ACA with Hector De La Torre - April 7, 2014

Unemployed Workers and Their Retirement Planning with Catherine Collinson - March 31, 2014

Understanding Cancelled Health Plans and Extensions with Hector De La Torre - March 24, 2014

Retirement Power Planners with Catherine Collinson - March 17,2014

New Consumer Protections with Hector De La Torre - March 10, 2014

Millennial Retirement with Catherine Collinson - March 3, 2014

Pre-existing Conditions and Employers with Hector De La Torre - February 24, 2014

Introduction to ACA with Hector De La Torre - February 17, 2014

Saver's Credit with Catherine Collinson - February 10, 2014

Introductory Show with Greg Tucker and Catherine Collinson - February 3, 2014

One-Hour Special - Getting Ready for Retirement - January 25, 2015

Ten-thousand Baby Boomers turn 65 every day in the U.S. and have either entered retirement or are preparing to do so. A special one-hour edition ofClearPath – Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth will offer unique insights and clear-cut advice to them about Medicare and Social Security benefits. Most Baby Boomers will be relying on Social Security and Medicare benefits in retirement, yet relatively few are aware of the wide range of choices that can positively or negatively affect their level of long-term benefits. This special edition of the show features prominent guest experts Mary Beth Franklin of InvestmentNews, and Nicole Duritz of AARP. Listen at WYPR 88.1, Baltimore's NPR station or wypr.org, or download here. For additional information read the Press Release.

One-Hour Special - Health & Wealth for Millennials - January 18, 2015

Millennials represent the largest, most diverse and educated generation in the U.S. and face opportunities and challenges unlike any generation before.  What they do – or don’t do – with regard to their eventual retirement security will have a significant impact on the U.S. economy in the years to come according to leading economists. A special 1-hour edition of ClearPath – Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth, will highlight Millennials and what they are doing to prepare for their eventual retirement security, and respond to the significant changes in health care policy. The program features special guest experts Kimberly Palmer of US News & World Report and Erin Hemlin of the nonprofit, Young Invincibles. Listen at WYPR 88.1, Baltimore's NPR station or wypr.org, or download here. For additional information read the Press Release.

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