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Expert panel: Equal access to benefits, digital transformation among keys to return to work

COVID-19 cases are dropping and vaccine counts are rising. The economy is reopening and we can expect to be back at the office soon. But…

  • July 27, 2021 July 26, 2021
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How employers can rethink benefits, rewards amid the coronavirus crisis

Employee benefits and total rewards planning have always been a critical element of business planning, but never more so than during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.…

  • December 8, 2020 April 28, 2021
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How plan sponsors can make the new normal better than ever

Over the past few months, we’ve all had to deal with the challenges of social distancing and self-isolation. Some people have faced the extra pressure…

  • July 21, 2020 November 12, 2020
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Supporting employees’ workplace health, financial wellness during coronavirus

It’s the only story around these days. COVID-19 — the coronavirus — has broken out all over the world, leading to strain on health-care resources,…

  • March 31, 2020 November 23, 2020
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Claude Marchessault

Expert panel: A look at retiree benefits and the current health-care system

Many employees may be dreaming of a carefree retirement following many years in the trenches — but they'll likely have to keep dreaming if they…

  • July 20, 2021 July 21, 2021
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Is B.C.’s pension governance structure a ticking time bomb?

For years, a major public sector pension governance time bomb has been hidden in plain sight. But it may be too late to alert the bomb squad;…

  • November 10, 2020 February 5, 2021
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Reports highlight social implications of workplace pensions

A report published by the Canadian Public Pension Leadership Council in February 2019 offers compelling evidence about the broad benefits of workplace pension plans. The report,…

  • April 16, 2019 September 13, 2019
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Governance lessons from B.C.’s public sector pension plans

While retirement income security is top of mind for many Canadians, British Columbia’s public sector pension plans are noteworthy models that can be emulated by sponsors…

  • August 15, 2018 September 13, 2019
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Jason Malone

Expert panel: How plan sponsors can help make retirement, pensions more equitable

Diversity, equity and inclusion is top of mind for many plan sponsors these days. And, while issues around retirement and pensions likely aren't the key focus…

  • July 13, 2021 July 13, 2021
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Are target-benefit pension plans the answer to a secure, sustainable retirement?

More Canadian employers should consider target-benefit pension plans for their employees these days. The model is gaining steam. In mid-December, 2020, the Quebec legislator signed into…

  • March 16, 2021 April 23, 2021
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Kenneth MacDonald

Expert panel: Supporting employees’ mental health a marathon, not a sprint

Anyone who's ever run a marathon or completed an endurance race or trek knows the last few miles are the hardest, both physically and mentally.…

  • July 6, 2021 July 23, 2021
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Think of health-care spending accounts as the duct tape of benefits plans

Any do-it-yourself handyman’s toolbox isn’t complete without a roll a flexible multi-purpose cloth adhesive that has unlimited uses — a.k.a. duct tape. It's been used…

  • February 16, 2021 April 23, 2021
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Pandemic blurring work-life lines a recipe for employee burnout

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, technology was blurring the lines between work and home life. An unhealthy attachment to our mobile phones made it easy…

  • September 15, 2020 May 31, 2021
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5 benefits predictions for the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of the most significant socio-economic and health crisis since WWII — and maybe even longer — virtually every aspect of modern society has been…

  • April 28, 2020 November 11, 2020
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Janet Rabovsky

Institutional investors taking closer look at Bitcoin, gold amid inflation fears

Almost 16 months since the global coronavirus pandemic was first declared, there's now yet another thing for institutional investors to worry about — the possibility…

  • June 29, 2021 July 8, 2021
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Is value investing still relevant in a volatile market?

Back in December 2018, I wrote an article asking whether it was a good time for pension plan sponsors to revisit value investing. At that time, public…

  • October 6, 2020 December 6, 2020
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What are the implications for pension funds coming out of coronavirus crisis?

Last August, I wrote about whether central banks were creating a financial bubble with their coordinated easing programs intended to spur economic growth and/or lift inflation.…

  • May 5, 2020 November 12, 2020
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Is ‘offence the best defence’ for investors in current economic environment?

The investment industry has been talking a lot about our position in the economic cycle and our proximity to a recession. In fact, I wrote about it…

  • January 21, 2020 November 12, 2020
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