About Transamerica Institute

Transamerica Institute® is a nonprofit, private foundation dedicated to identifying, researching, and educating the public about health and wellness, employment, financial literacy, longevity, and retirement. Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS), an operating division of Transamerica Institute, focuses on trends, issues, and opportunities related to saving and planning for retirement and achieving financial security in retirement.

TCRS conducts an Annual Retirement Survey, one of the largest and longest-running independent studies of its kind. The survey emphasizes savings trends, attitudes and behaviors among workers and segments within the population, as well as retirees. It also tracks employers, their company-sponsored retirement plans and their participating employees, as well as the implications of legislative and regulatory changes. The 22nd Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey polled a nationally representative sample of more than 10,000 people in late 2021.

The Annual Retirement Survey was launched in 1998; TCRS was officially founded in 2002 to expand the survey; and, in 2007, it was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation and private foundation. In 2013 Transamerica Institute was created to broaden the scope of the foundation and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies became an operating division of Transamerica Institute.

Content previously published by Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS) has been rebranded as Transamerica Institute and can be found on this website. This content includes health care guides, workplace wellness studies, consumer research, cookbooks, and more. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Transamerica Institute is funded by contributions from Transamerica Life Insurance Company and its affiliates. The information provided here is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as insurance, securities, ERISA, tax, investment, legal, medical, or financial advice or guidance. Please consult independent professionals for answers to your specific questions.