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Ontario DB pension plans’ average solvency ratio increases to 122% in Q1 2024: FSRA

The average projected solvency ratio for Ontario defined benefit pension plans was 122 per cent as of March 31, 2024, up three per cent from…

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

An article detailing a stark increase in the use of obesity medications among Canadian employer-sponsored benefits plan members was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this…

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  • June 14, 2024 June 13, 2024
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FSRA outlines final guidance on retroactive adverse amendments

In its newest guidance, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is barring pension plan administrators from registering retroactive adverse amendments that could have a negative…

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More work to be done on feds’ plan to encourage domestic pension investments: lawyers

The federal government’s promise to encourage Canadian institutional investors to invest more domestically is taking shape with two key initiatives found in the 2024 budget.…

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Saskatchewan arbitrator sides with Canadian Blood Services in pension contributions case

A Saskatchewan arbitrator has ruled that Canadian Blood Services doesn’t owe an employee eight years of retroactive pension contributions because it took the proper steps…

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Sounding Board: How DPSPs can support SMEs’ retirement, talent management goals

Canadian companies, especially small- and medium-sized employers, are facing unprecedented challenges in attracting and retaining skilled and motivated talent. According to a recent survey by…

2024 Top 40 Money Managers Report: How pension plan sponsors are using the latest technology to maintain cybersecurity

In the fight against cybercriminals, institutional investors and other financial organizations are managing cybersecurity just as seriously as any other type of business risk, with…

Coverage of the 2024 DC Plan Summit

At the 2024 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted in Vancouver on Feb. 27-29, attendees learned about the various challenges and solutions for DC…

A look at the SPP’s evolving investment, decumulation options

From its roots as a retirement plan for Saskatchewan farmers, the Saskatchewan Pension Plan has grown over the past four decades to accommodate Canadians from…

What can Canadian DC plans learn from U.S. pension legislation?

Features such as automatic enrolment in 401(k) savings plans are helping U.S. employees become retirement ready, said Mark Iwry, a non-resident senior fellow at the…

How can DC plan sponsors solve the decumulation problem?

During a panel discussion at Benefits Canada’s 2024 Defined Contribution Plan Summit in February, three defined contribution plan sponsors shared their respective decumulation journeys and…

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

A story on how private payers are implementing preferred pharmacy networks to reduce benefits plan costs was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here…

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  • May 3, 2024 May 2, 2024
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Public meeting in Edmonton attracts hundreds amid talk of province’s CPP withdrawal

Hundreds of Albertans turned out for a meeting in Edmonton last week to hear officials from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board discuss the state…

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  • April 30, 2024 April 29, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pensions and investment stories of the week

An article on how employers are enhancing their benefits packages to boost talent attraction and retention was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this past week.…

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  • April 26, 2024 April 25, 2024
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Ontario court sides with IBM in pension benefits rectification case

An Ontario Superior Court ruling that allowed IBM Canada Ltd. to retrospectively rectify drafting errors that created unintended additional pension benefits for employees on disability…

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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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FSRA focusing on target-benefit framework for MEPPs, sustainability of PBGF in 2024-25 annual plan

In its 2024-25 annual plan, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is focusing on assessing and mitigating systemic and high-priority risks in the province’s…

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  • April 17, 2024 April 16, 2024
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Where do Canadian institutional investors stand on calls for increased domestic investments?

A renewed call for increased domestic investments by Canadian pension plans isn’t surprising amid an ongoing discussion around the role of investment organizations in supporting the…

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Ontario continues work on infrastructure bank, target-benefit pension plan framework

In its 2024 budget on Tuesday, the Ontario government reiterated its support for a provincial infrastructure bank to leverage public sector pension investments. The bank,…

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  • March 27, 2024 March 27, 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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Group annuity market growing as DB pension plans move to de-risk

Ford of Canada’s recent transfer of $923 million in pension liabilities to Desjardins Group, RBC Insurance and Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada augurs well…

FSRA names Andrew Fung EVP of pensions

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is appointing Andrew Fung as executive vice-president of pensions, effective March 11, 2024. Fung first joined the Financial…

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  • March 20, 2024 March 20, 2024
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