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Survey finds U.S. employees increasingly interested in retirement, savings programs

The vast majority (89 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’d be more likely to continue working for an employer that offered a retirement plan,…

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Black, Hispanic American workers’ contributions to employer-sponsored retirement plans 40% lower than white workers’: study

The average rate of contribution by U.S. Black and Hispanic workers to employer-sponsored retirement plans is roughly 40 per cent lower than that of white…

  • By: Staff
  • February 21, 2024 February 20, 2024
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Canadians believe they need $1.7 million to retire: survey

While Canadians, on average, believe they need $1.7 million in retirement, this amount varies among different generations of employees, according to a new survey by…

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  • February 16, 2024 February 16, 2024
  • 15:00
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Fewer than 40% of Black Americans say they’ve saved enough for retirement: survey

Fewer than four in 10 Black Americans say they’ve saved or are saving enough for retirement according to a new survey by LIMRA. The survey,…

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  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 2024
  • 09:00
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the Canada Revenue Agency’s guidance for how employers must determine the province of employment for remote workers was the most-read story on…

  • By: Staff
  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 2024
  • 09:00
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OMERS pension benefits accounted for 9.3% of Ontario retirement income in 2023: report

Retirement benefits paid out by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System accounted for 9.3 per cent of retirement income in Ontario in 2023, according to…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • February 15, 2024 February 14, 2024
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Competitive pension risk transfer costs declined from 101.8% to 100.5% in December: report

The estimated cost to transfer retiree pension risk to an insurer in a competitive bidding process decreased from 101.8 per cent of a plan’s accounting…

  • By: Staff
  • February 15, 2024 February 14, 2024
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FSRA’s Pension Awareness Day helping engage, educate employees on benefits of workplace pension plans

For its second annual Pension Awareness Day on Feb. 15, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is holding information sessions for its employees to…

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Just 35% of working Canadians aged 50+ can afford to retire when they want: survey

Slightly more than a third (35 per cent) of working Canadians aged 50 and older say they can afford to retire when they want, according…

  • By: Staff
  • February 9, 2024 February 8, 2024
  • 09:00

Top 5 HR, benefits, pensions and investment stories of the week

An article on the Ontario Court of Appeal’s affirmation of a $1.5 million punitive damages award was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the…

  • By: Staff
  • February 9, 2024 February 8, 2024
  • 09:00
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Quebec’s amendment to unlocking rule for VBAs, LIFs providing retirees 55+ with financial flexibility: expert

The Quebec government’s removal of the maximum annual amount that can be paid to people aged 55 and older with a variable benefit account tied…

What are the issues for savings when mental health becomes a burden in retirement?

Since decreased cognition can impact retirees’ ability to make sound decisions, the Canadian Union of Public Employees urges its members to discuss financial matters with…

Halifax Port ILA/HEA assessing past, future of DB pension plans

While Blair Richards understands why the industry is moving away from defined benefit pension plans, he worries about what may be lost in the process.…

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association’s priorities for the coming year was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this past week. Here…

  • By: Staff
  • February 2, 2024 February 1, 2024
  • 09:00

ACPM focusing on VPLA policy, ESG investment standards in 2024

In the coming year, the Association of Canadian Pension Management is looking forward to the possibility of participating in final consultations on policies and legislation…

Just 69% of Canadians confident in their retirement prospects: survey

While the vast majority (91 per cent) of Canadian workers say they’re saving for retirement, just 69 per cent are confident they’re saving enough, according…

  • By: Staff
  • January 29, 2024 January 26, 2024
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FSRA’s proposed guidance on retroactive adverse amendments inconsistent with case law, Pension Benefits Act: ACPM

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s revised proposed guidance on retroactive adverse amendments for pension plan administrators is inconsistent with existing case law, the wording…

  • By: Staff
  • February 5, 2024 February 9, 2024
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N.B. transferring 5 public DB pension plans to shared-risk model

Legislation that mandates the transfer of five New Brunswick public sector defined benefit pension plans to a shared-risk model goes into effect today. The Pension…

Just 22% of Albertans support CPP withdrawal, creation of provincial pension plan: survey

Just a fifth (22 per cent) of Albertans say they support the province’s plan to leave the Canada Pension Plan in favour of a provincial…

  • By: Staff
  • January 30, 2024 January 29, 2024
  • 09:00

Expert panel: Risk management, target-benefit framework among themes shaping pension industry in 2024

While it’s impossible to predict exactly how pension case law will evolve in future, one can offer an educated guess at some legislative developments and…

Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A story on mental-health themes and challenges for 2024 was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension…

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2024 January 11, 2024
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Employers increasingly aware of lifetime pension pools, but more work to be done: report

While there’s more work to be done before lifetime pension pools are widely implemented in North America, employers are increasingly aware of concepts such as…

How Ontario pay transparency legislation will impact employers

As Ontario prepares to introduce pay transparency legislation, it’s important for employers to consider how much information they want to share in job postings, says…

Desjardins using budget workshops, interactive game to support employee financial wellness

Desjardins Insurance is marking Financial Literacy Month with a series of budgeting workshops for employees and an interactive game to help improve financial literacy. The…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 24, 2023 November 23, 2023
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2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference: A closer look at the mental, physical, financial risk factors facing plan members

Many plan members are experiencing risk factors related to poor mental, physical and financial well-being, but often don’t know they can turn to their benefits…