LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennials (born between 1979 and the mid-2000s) represent the largest, most diverse and educated generation in the United States and face opportunities and challenges unlike any generation before. Moreover, 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: Sunday, January 18 at 7 p.m. EST on WYPR (88.1 FM), Baltimore's NPR news station.
The Transamerica Center for Health StudiesSM (TCHS) finds that Millennials have unique health care options but are often less informed than older adults about what their health care options are. Moreover, they are a "do-it-yourself" retirement generation and need to self-fund a greater portion of their retirement income compared to previous generations, as evidenced by research from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS).
In addition to regular program hosts Greg Tucker, Catherine Collinson (President of the Transamerica Institute), and Hector de la Torre (Executive Director of the Transamerica Center for Health Studies), special guest experts Kimberly Palmer and Erin Hemlin will offer additional insights into the attitudes and behaviors of Millennials and their impact on the U.S. economy.
Kimberly Palmer writes about personal finance for US News & World Report, where she is a senior editor. She is also the author of two finance books, The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life and Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing and Giving Back. Follow Kimberly at @alphaconsumer.
Erin Hemlin serves as the Health Care Campaign Director for Young Invincibles, a nonprofit organization that represents the interests of young people and serves as their voice in the on-going debate surrounding health care reform. In her position as Health Care Campaign Director, Erin manages the outreach strategy for Young Invincibles' Healthy Young America campaign, as well as the on-the-ground organizing work across the nation.
ClearPath – Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth is underwritten by the Transamerica Institute® – a nonprofit, private foundation dedicated to identifying, researching and educating the public about retirement, health coverage, and other relevant financial issues facing Americans today.
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About Transamerica Institute®
The Transamerica Institute is a nonprofit, private foundation dedicated to identifying, researching and educating the public about retirement, health coverage, and other relevant financial issues facing Americans today. Transamerica Institute is funded by contributions from Transamerica Life Insurance Company and its affiliates and may receive funds from unaffiliated third parties. For more information about the Institute, please refer to www.transamericainstitute.org.
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