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2022 IIC coverage: Pension plan sponsors discuss role of communication, education in member engagement, support

In 2021, the Saskatchewan Healthcare Employees’ Pension Plan set out to gauge just how well-versed its 60,000 members were about their defined benefit pension plan.…

2022 CAP Suppliers Report: What’s on CAP sponsors’ wish lists for the coming year?

With the coronavirus pandemic and rising inflation causing economic uncertainty, capital accumulation plan sponsors are looking for new ways to help their members feel secure…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • December 16, 2022 December 15, 2022
  • 08:57

2022 Healthy Outcomes Conference: Employers target timely, topical education in financial well-being strategies

Financial education and well-being initiatives are in the spotlight as employees face the stress of multiple financial headwinds — from inflation reaching a 40-year high…


Expert panel: What does it mean for pension plan members to live separate and apart?

While pension plan administrators know about their plan members’ employment history and salaries, they may not expect to learn much about their personal lives, including how…

Report finds gender, race gaps persist in U.S. workplace retirement plan participation

Two-fifths (40 per cent) of all U.S. private sector employees don’t have an employer-sponsored retirement plan and non-white workers have the least access to these…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 09:00

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

An article on the FIRE — financial independence and retiring early — concept was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five…

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 09:00
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Expert panel: Can pension administrators deny benefits to plan members who don’t submit proof-of-life forms?

In August, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported that the U.K. Department for Works and Pensions cut off state pension payments to several expatriate pensioners living…

  • By: Mary Picard
  • November 22, 2022 November 22, 2022
  • 09:00

FSRA releases final pension deregistration guidance

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario has released its final pension deregistration guidance, which identifies the documents, information and timeframes that are required under…

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2022 November 21, 2022
  • 15:00

OPTrust promoting financial literacy with enhanced communications, DB pension education program

The OPSEU Pension Trust is supporting employees’ and plan members’ financial literacy with its defined benefit pension education program and extensive member communications. “We run…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 17, 2022 November 15, 2022
  • 09:00

Survey finds Canadian employees delaying retirement due to rising cost of living

Nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of Canadian pre-retirees say the rising cost of living is preventing them from retiring when they’d like to, up from…

  • By: Staff
  • November 17, 2022 November 16, 2022
  • 09:00

Expert panel: How employers can support employee wellness ahead of a looming recession

Every day, it seems the news includes a story or two about the economy and whether or not a recession is coming. At the same…

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • November 16, 2022 November 15, 2022
  • 09:00

2022 DCIF: Using behavioural finance concepts to improve DC plan participation, contribution rates

Alongside the steady decline of defined benefit pension coverage in Canada, defined contribution plans have seen a massive growth — “a secular shift of responsibility…

2022 CAP Member Survey: Perceptions of CAPs against a changing economic landscape

After a tough couple of years, Canadians continue to face several challenges against an increasingly turbulent economic landscape. While most coronavirus restrictions were lifted in…


CAP member outcomes saw modest decline in Q2 as rising interest rates offset falling markets: report

Capital accumulation plan member outcomes saw a modest decline in the second quarter of 2022, as rising interest rates and the corresponding rise in annuity…

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 25, 2022
  • 09:06
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Majority of low to moderate income workers would invest in long-term savings plans with incentives: survey

The vast majority (90 per cent) of low to moderate income workers say they’d open a long-term savings account if they were offered incentives, according…

  • By: Staff
  • August 23, 2022 August 23, 2022
  • 09:00

Editorial: Employers embracing innovation, flexibility in DC plan design

The uniting theme at the 2022 Defined Contribution Plan Summit was financial wellness, a chief concern for any employer that offers a pension plan to…

2022 DC Plan Summit coverage: What’s next for DC plans?

The 2022 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted in Victoria, B.C. on May 11-13, featured several case studies from innovative DC plan sponsors, as…

2022 DC Plan Summit: Highlighting pension members’ financial stressors, connection to overall well-being

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, five major stressors are impacting Canadians’ overall well-being, with four of these related to finances: the knowledge gap,…

2022 DC Plan Summit: How Scotiabank connects financial wellness to overall well-being

During a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 DC Plan Summit, Simon Cabral, Scotiabank’s director of global defined contribution plans, shared how the organization ties employees’…

2022 DC Plan Summit: How are DC plan sponsors modernizing their savings plans?

In a panel discussion during Benefits Canada‘s 2022 DC Plan Summit, three defined contribution pension plan sponsors shared how their plans are evolving to ensure…

2022 DC Plan Summit: Reviewing retirement savings through a DEI lens

An open dialogue about diversity, equity and inclusion is vital for raising the resilience and overall wealth of pension plan members, said Ryan Weiss, vice-president…

2022 DC Plan Summit: Kraft-Heinz merger kicks off review, streamlining of pension plan

With the 2015 merger of Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz Co., Kraft Heinz Canada was left with a “mixed bag” of savings and retirement programs.…

2022 DC Plan Summit: Canfor’s multi-year financial wellness program goes beyond retirement

Providing tools to help defined contribution pension plan members make solid financial decisions rather than making the decisions for them was the impetus for Canadian…

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New Brunswick amending pension legislation to allow for reserve accounts, annuity buyouts

New Brunswick is amending its Pension Benefits Act to allow for enhanced communications with plan members, exempt compulsory membership for religious beliefs and allow for reserve…

2022 Pension Leadership Awards opens for entries

The Canadian Investment Review is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Pension Leadership Awards. The third annual Pension Leadership Awards will celebrate the organizations and individuals…

  • By: Staff
  • July 12, 2022 July 12, 2022
  • 12:00