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Bob Carter

Expert panel: Investing in iCBT offerings can pay off for employers

As many employees struggle with mental-health issues during these tumultuous times, internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy is one tool that may help them bounce back. Employers…

  • June 15, 2021 June 14, 2021
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Taking the long view on effectively dealing with LTD claims

On average, one in three Canadians will be disabled for 90 days or more at least once before they reach age 65, according to the…

  • October 13, 2020 February 4, 2021
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The value-added proposition of group benefits MGAs and TPAs

Plan sponsors are faced with competing offers by insurance carriers, group managing general agents and third-party administrators, as each group promotes their own unique, yet…

  • February 26, 2019 September 13, 2019
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A look at the benefits of hybrid health plans

While the move to more defined contribution-style health benefits plans provides greater clarity and flexibility to plan sponsors, it would be natural to wonder whether or…

  • September 4, 2018 September 13, 2019
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Gavin Benjamin

Expert panel: Could pandemic-related mortality rates impact DB pension plans?

Over the past several months, much attention has been paid to the coronavirus pandemic's impact on financial markets and, subsequently, defined benefit pension plans' financial conditions…

  • June 8, 2021 June 8, 2021
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How commuted-value calculation changes will impact lump-sum DB pension payments

In January 2020, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries released final changes to the actuarial standards of practice for calculating commuted values, with the changes scheduled…

  • October 27, 2020 February 4, 2021
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Market corrections and the retirement savings withdrawal dilemma

A retiree whose retirement savings are primarily in a registered savings plan, such as a life income fund or registered retirement income fund, already faces…

  • May 19, 2020 November 30, 2020
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Decumulation options, OCIO among pension trends for 2020

The holiday season is a time to reflect on the events of 2019 and how they may affect trends in the year to come. I…

  • December 30, 2019 November 30, 2020
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Kim Siddall

How employers can help staff dive back into in-person work

As Canadians watch the U.S. reopen with life returning to normal in various stages, in addition to thoughts of attending sporting events, concerts and gathering…

  • June 1, 2021 June 9, 2021
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Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

As coronavirus cases rise across the country and some return-to-work plans become return-to-home plans, many employers are wondering how to help their employees adapt once again…

  • November 3, 2020 February 5, 2021
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Five workplace changes that should stay post-coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has been disruptive for all and sadly, devastating and difficult for many. In the pandemic’s early days, we saw a great deal…

  • June 16, 2020 February 5, 2021
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Four ways to start the benefits year off on a good foot

The beginning of a new year is a great time for employers to reflect on their benefits plans and take steps to get in ahead of potential challenges.…

  • December 17, 2019 November 12, 2020
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Serafina Morgia

Planning for the new post-pandemic normal

For most Canadians, it’s been well over a year since most of the country went into its first lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. I…

  • May 18, 2021 June 1, 2021
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Jaqui Parchment

Investing in low-carbon economy will pay off for pension plans

We are now in Month 14 of the coronavirus pandemic. For institutional investors like pension plans, this pandemic and its consequences highlight the reality of…

  • April 27, 2021 April 30, 2021
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