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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: 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…

Reports highlight social implications of workplace pensions

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
  • 08:30
Governance lessons from B.C.’s public sector pension plans

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
  • 08:00
Time to extend public sector pension expertise to other plans

Time to extend public sector pension expertise to other plans

For more than 30 years, Canada’s public sector pension organizations have distinguished themselves by delivering secure, sustainable defined benefit pensions and, in the process, have earned…

  • April 24, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30
Pension plans need new metrics to adapt to millennials’ ascent, changing work reality

Pension plans need new metrics to adapt to millennials’ ascent, changing work reality

Canada’s public sector pension organizations are global leaders. Over the past 30 years, they’ve distinguished themselves in the delivery of secure and sustainable defined benefit…

  • December 18, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 16:02
Pension industry challenged to deliver plans with DB features prized by Canadians

Pension industry challenged to deliver plans with DB features prized by Canadians

There’s little doubt that working Canadians want a secure source of retirement income. The challenge for the pension industry is how to deliver the desired…

  • July 11, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 17:00
Time for B.C., Alberta pension administrators to prepare for new triennial assessments

Time for B.C., Alberta pension administrators to prepare for new triennial assessments

The November 2008 report from British Columbia and Alberta’s joint expert panel on pension standards encouraged the two provincial governments to take a leadership position…

  • November 15, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:05
Court decisions reinforce need for benefits communications policy

Court decisions reinforce need for benefits communications policy

In a previous post, I extolled the virtues of a benefits communications policy for those who communicate pensions and benefits to employees. Two recent court…

  • October 3, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:07
How to avoid legal liability for benefits communications

How to avoid legal liability for benefits communications

If your job description includes responsibility for communicating pensions and benefits to fellow employees, then you’ll already know that with each new communication comes potential…

  • July 21, 2016 September 13, 2019
  • 09:30
Is your pension plan compliant with B.C.’s new PBSA?

Is your pension plan compliant with B.C.’s new PBSA?

It doesn’t take much to make a B.C. registered pension plan (or a plan registered in another provincial jurisdiction with B.C. members) quickly become non-compliant…

  • November 6, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30
B.C. finally gets its new Pension Benefits Standards Act

B.C. finally gets its new Pension Benefits Standards Act

At long last many of the recommendations of the Joint Expert Panel on Pension Standards (JEPPS) included in its November 2008 final report entitled Getting…

  • May 14, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 13:37
Should B.C. have its own pension plan?

Should B.C. have its own pension plan?

Ontario has been pushing the federal government and other provinces to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) as a way of dealing with, in its…

  • July 24, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 11:04
Why Canada needs just one pension regulator

Why Canada needs just one pension regulator

How many regulators does it take to ensure that Canadian employment pensions are prudently funded and properly administered? Answer: 11—one to actually regulate pensions and…

  • July 11, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 09:00
Toward a new Canadian retirement system

Toward a new Canadian retirement system

The Canadian retirement system is unproductive and inefficient, but how do we tame this administrative beast without toppling the entire system? Taming it requires simplicity,…

  • March 13, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 10:32