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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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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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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…

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…

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  • 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…

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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…

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

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…

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  • January 30, 2024 January 29, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the funded position of Canadian defined benefit pension plans was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five top HR, benefit,…

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  • January 26, 2024 January 25, 2024
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Climate change, pension super-priority law among CIA’s priorities for 2024

The impacts of climate change and federal super-priority legislation on Canadian pension plans are among the issues that the Canadian Institute of Actuaries is monitoring…

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Ontario civil servants noting flaws in Alberta’s CPP portion calculations: report

Ontario civil servants are questioning the methodology used in a report that determined how much money Alberta could extract from the Canada Pension Plan if…

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  • January 25, 2024 January 24, 2024
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PIAC asking B.C. to refrain from limiting entities that can offer variable life benefits

The Pension Investments Association of Canada is calling on the British Columbia government to refrain from setting limits on the type of entities that can…

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  • January 24, 2024 January 23, 2024
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45% of U.S. DC plan sponsors considering adding emergency savings options in 2024: survey

More than two-fifths (45 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say they’re considering implementing emergency savings features, according to a survey from…

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  • January 23, 2024 January 23, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how the federal government should ensure its new Canadian Dental Care Plan doesn’t displace existing employer-sponsored dental coverage was the most-read story…

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  • January 19, 2024 January 18, 2024
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PIAC focusing on pension solvency uniformity, CAPSA risk management guidelines in 2024

The Pension Investment Association of Canada will concentrate its legislative advocacy efforts on funding reform in 2024, including for an overhaul of long-term, minimum funding…

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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…

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  • January 12, 2024 January 11, 2024
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Pension plan sponsors more vigilant of cybersecurity risks when dealing with third-party vendors: expert

Data management and transference is a key area of risk for pension plan sponsors as the vulnerability of engaging with third parties creates opportunities for…

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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…

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MPs calling on government to bar pension funds from investing in Chinese companies linked to human rights abuses

The House of Commons Special Committee studying Canada-China relations is calling on the federal government to bar Canadian pension funds from investing in Chinese companies…

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  • January 4, 2024 January 3, 2024
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Expert panel: What does 2024 hold in store for the pension industry?

With the arrival of the new year, there are three topics that will be important for pension plan sponsors, members and other industry stakeholders in…

Changes to CPP, QPP deductions taking effect this month

Middle-income earners will start seeing a larger portion of their paycheques going toward their Canada Pension Plan contributions as of Jan. 1. A broader pension revamp began in 2019,…

Top 10 investment stories of 2023

A story on how the federal government is considering ending Canada’s ’30 per cent rule’ was the most-read investment story on BenefitsCanada.com this year. Here are…

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  • December 21, 2023 December 21, 2023
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U.K. CAP reforms could reduce pension quality, create administrative challenges: expert

A recent development in the U.K. pension market to give British workers a ‘pot for life’ could reduce the quality of retirement plans that are…

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  • December 20, 2023 December 19, 2023
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