Here’s a look at the 10 most popular articles on our website this year.
1. CPP, OAS benefits to rise in 2014
The benefit rates for the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and old age security (OAS) are increasing, according to Employment and Social Development Canada.
2. 2013 Top 100 Pension Funds Report: Bouncing Back
The past few years for the pension industry have been difficult, to put it mildly. But for the Top 100 pension plans, things are starting to look up.
3. Maximum pensionable earnings to rise in 2014
The Canada Revenue Agency says the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2014 will be $52,500, up from $51,100 in 2013.
4. Canadian healthcare: What works and what doesn’t
It’s important that all Canadians formulate a point of view on the future of our healthcare system. Employers in particular have a vested interest in the outcome of these deliberations, given the interrelationship between the public system and employee benefits programs.
5. Details about Ontario Retirement Pension Plan revealed
The Government of Ontario is moving forward with a new mandatory provincial pension plan, the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP).
6. 2014 Top 100 Pension Funds Report: Celebrate good times
Put on your dancing shoes, kick up your heels and turn up the music…Canada’s DB pension funds had a terrific year in 2013.
7. Disabled disability plans
The design of most long-term disability plans can best be described as “too little too late,” leaving employees in an unfortunate but predictable situation.
8. Top tactics to reduce absenteeism
Workplace absenteeism is a major concern these days—and with good reason. Even casual absenteeism costs Canadian employers billions of dollars a year.
9. What employers need to know about rheumatoid arthritis
Over the past year or two, plan sponsors have likely noticed drugs treating rheumatoid arthritis suddenly appearing in their listing of top therapeutic classes by cost for their paid drug claims.
10. The problem with an Ontario pension plan
Last month, the Ontario government presented its budget that included the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan. I don’t have all the details, not because I didn’t look, but because the leaders in our government don’t have all the details to offer at this stage.