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Expert panel: Can pension administrators deny benefits to plan members who don’t submit proof-of-life forms?

In August, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported that the U.K. Department for Works and Pensions cut off state pension payments to several expatriate pensioners living…

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Expert panel: How employers can support employee wellness ahead of a looming recession

Every day, it seems the news includes a story or two about the economy and whether or not a recession is coming. At the same…

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • November 16, 2022 November 15, 2022
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Expert panel: Tips for DB plan sponsors as interest rates continue to rise

From an economic perspective, the last year has been quite tumultuous. As central banks began raising rates to tame inflation, the loose monetary environment with…

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Expert panel: How employers, employees can mitigate workplace microaggressions

Microaggressions — everyone has heard them or may have even used them. Defined as everyday verbal and behavioural slights against a person or group that…

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Expert panel: How employers can support workers amid rising inflation

The modern economy is highly uncertain, with inflation and rising interest rates cutting into bottom lines everywhere. Employers are nervous as the cost of capital…

Expert panel: How national dental care could impact group benefits plans

While the 2022 federal budget proposed funding for national dental care, the plan, as currently understood, lacks universality, would disrupt existing public and private dental…

Expert panel: DEI shaping employers’ innovation, profitability, but more work to be done

Diversity in leadership matters. It signals who belongs and shapes the aspirations of employees, as well as communities more broadly. In recent years, the convergence…

Expert panel: How ESG-focused TDFs could impact workplace CAPs

With the increased focus on integrating environmental, social and governance factors into pension plans, a new approach by BlackRock Inc. could have a significant impact on…

Expert panel: How employers can support working parents this summer

Heading into the summer months, parents of young or school-aged children are likely juggling work with gaps in their childcare needs. While many working parents…

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Expert panel: Is risk management the new frontier in pension governance?

The importance of risk management isn’t new for the majority of defined benefit pension plan sponsors and administrators. The impact of long-term interest rates, market…

Expert panel: The future of work is flexible, prioritizes employee mental health

Employees everywhere are redefining what work means to them and redrawing their expectations of employers. Mental-health supports and flexible working options are now imperative if…

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Expert panel: How employers can design health benefits, retirement plans for gig workers

Whether they’re delivering takeout, chauffeuring passengers, or fixing leaky sinks, most gig workers in Canada don’t get benefits. Classified as independent contractors rather than employees,…

Expert panel: Are private sector employers heading toward a pension renaissance?

Pension coverage in the public sector is high, with the vast majority of public sector employees covered by a defined benefit pension plan. However, the…