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January 2014


Something is amiss in the global economy. Unemployment remains high, and many developed countries struggle with high debt and a growing gap between the rich…

Health benefits

To save workplace drug plans, Canada needs to change its drug pricing strategy.

To reduce costs, plan sponsors need to eliminate prescription drug waste

Capital accumulation plans

Since 2006, changes in markets and interest rates have led to a drop in the average capital accumulation plan (CAP) member’s replacement income ratio—to 62%,…

For sponsors concerned about the affordability and sustainability of DB plans, a target benefit plan might just hit the spot

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, right? Well, it turns out this claim also holds true for retirement planning.


London Hydro’s focus on wellness sparks improvements in drug plan costs and absenteeism

Stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues have created a new reality—a “new normal”—for employers across Canada. And this new normal is taking a…


My youngest child, who’s now 17 months old, is enjoying experimenting with language. At this stage of development, her ability to communicate is still in…

Benefits Canada News

From Frontlines in the January 2014 issue: The top five pension and benefits developments of 2013, a hiring outlook, news about the state of the…