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74% of U.S. DC pension plan sponsors to conduct plan fee review in 2024: survey

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say they’ll review plan fees throughout 2024, according to a new survey by investment…

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  • May 8, 2024 May 8, 2024
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How the ‘father of the 401(k)’ is still helping employees find retirement security

More than 40 years after Ted Benna conceived of what’s now known as the modern defined contribution pension plan structure, the so-called ‘father of the…

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52% of U.S. private sector workers with employer-sponsored retirement plans say they contribute: survey

While more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of private sector workers in the U.S. have access to an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan, just half (52…

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  • April 29, 2024 April 29, 2024
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Chipotle expanding benefits offering to focus on career development, student debt

In anticipation of 25 per cent to 35 per cent growth in Canada by the end of 2024, restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is making…

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

A story on how Organon Canada is supporting women employees at every stage of their career was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top…

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  • April 19, 2024 April 18, 2024
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Feds seeking to boost domestic investments by Canadian institutional investors: budget

In its 2024 budget on Tuesday, the federal government announced a new working group dedicated to encouraging increased domestic investments by Canadian institutional investors. Former…

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  • April 17, 2024 April 16, 2024
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Back to basics on investment glide paths

Simply put, a glide path is a calculation designed to support an employee’s desired retirement timeline through investments in a target-date fund. When an employee…

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Employer matching key to supporting young workers’ retirement readiness: report

Employer-sponsored retirement plans that offer matching contributions can help younger workers retire earlier and with more money, according to a new report by Mercer Canada.…

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  • April 11, 2024 April 10, 2024
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47% of U.S. millennials are moderately confident they’ll save enough for retirement: survey

Nearly half (47 per cent) of U.S. millennials are moderately confident in their ability to accumulate enough retirement savings, according to a new survey by…

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  • April 9, 2024 April 8, 2024
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More than £50 billion in U.K. pension benefits at risk of being lost, misplaced: study

More than £50 billion in U.K. pension benefits were at risk of being misplaced in abandoned accounts or scattered across multiple lost pots in 2023,…

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  • March 25, 2024 March 25, 2024
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Employees of Canadian energy companies joining CAAT’s DBplus pension plan

Employees of Candu Energy Inc., Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Global First Power are joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. Unionized…

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  • March 21, 2024 March 21, 2024
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Clear, flexible regulations needed for target-benefit plans: report

Clear and flexible regulations that reflect the nature and diversity of target-benefit plans would allow these plans to thrive, according to a new report from…

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  • March 19, 2024 March 18, 2024
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Canadians with rent, mortgage payments delaying retirement savings amid rising cost of living: survey

Canadian employees who rent or who have mortgage payments are managing economic pressures — like high interest rates and the rising cost of living — by…

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  • March 15, 2024 March 14, 2024
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Global pension assets up 11% in 2023: report

Global pension assets increased by 11 per cent to reach US$55.7 trillion in 2023, up from $50.2 trillion at the end of 2022, according to…

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  • March 14, 2024 March 13, 2024
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Expert panel: How DC plan members can hedge longevity risk for more effective decumulation

Retiring baby boomers are in an era of decumulation anxiety, as they convert their pension assets into income that they fear won’t hold up over…

55% of Americans worry they won’t have financial security in retirement: survey

More than half (55 per cent) of Americans say they’re worried they won’t achieve financial security in retirement, according to a new survey by the…

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  • March 1, 2024 February 29, 2024
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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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  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
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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…

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  • February 21, 2024 February 20, 2024
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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
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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…

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  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 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…

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…

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  • February 9, 2024 February 8, 2024
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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.…