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PIAC comments on FSRA’s plan for missing plan members

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is expressing its support for the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s draft guidelines for pension plan sponsors dealing…

Four trends in group retirement, investment programs

Four trends in group retirement, investment programs

The coronavirus pandemic is highlighting many trends in group retirement and investment programs, pushing the industry to be flexible and quick with some of the newer offerings.…

  • September 22, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 08:45
Alberta’s LAPP introducing new pension portal for members

Alberta’s LAPP introducing new pension portal for members

Alberta’s Local Authorities Pension Plan is introducing a new secure section of its website where plan members can log in, access their personal account and…

  • By: Staff
  • August 20, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 15:00

FSRA updates guidance for pension plans concerned about filing deadlines

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is updating its guidance for pension plans around filing deadlines and member communications. The update reflects the government of Ontario’s regulations…

  • By: Staff
  • June 23, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 09:30
How Canadian legislation is moving to solve issue of missing pension members

How Canadian legislation is moving to solve issue of missing pension members

While there isn’t reliable data on just how many people are disconnected from their old pension plans, the federal government says the number could be…

Pension industry welcomes clarity around electronic communications

Pension industry welcomes clarity around electronic communications

Plan administrators are welcoming the increased clarity accompanying the amendment of Ontario’s Pension Benefits Act to allow for the electronic designation of beneficiaries and the re-issue…

2019 CAP Member Survey: Helping each generation on their retirement journey

2019 CAP Member Survey: Helping each generation on their retirement journey

Though more than half of Canadian capital accumulation plan members feel financially prepared for retirement, there’s a distinct difference across generations. Given their proximity to…

One-third of employees don’t expect to fully retire: survey

One-third of employees don’t expect to fully retire: survey

A third of employees don’t expect to ever reach full retirement, according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, which polled 1,000 Canadians at all stages of…

  • By: Staff
  • May 7, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 09:30
Words to use and words to lose in retirement, pension communications

Words to use and words to lose in retirement, pension communications

When trying to engage pension members in retirement planning, some words are better than others. Rob Kochel, vice-president at Invesco Ltd., advised employers at Benefits Canada’s…

Financial wellness programs must go beyond education: survey

Financial wellness programs must go beyond education: survey

While educational content is a key component of financial wellness programs, they must also be measurable and embrace technology to help defined contribution plan members move…

  • By: Staff
  • April 22, 2019 September 19, 2019
  • 09:00

2019 Workplace Benefits Awards now open for entries

Does your organization’s mental health or diversity program deserve recognition? Are you leading the way when it comes to drug and benefits plan innovation? Is…

2019 DC Plan Summit: Embracing change

2019 DC Plan Summit: Embracing change

During a packed schedule at Benefits Canada’s 2019 Defined Contribution Plan Summit in Banff, Alta., on Feb. 6-8, DC plan sponsors heard about the solutions…

Using behavioural insights to tackle the integrity conundrum

Using behavioural insights to tackle the integrity conundrum

What makes people dishonest? And how can employers understand employees’ decision-making processes to curb dishonest actions? People are good at being creative and rationalizing why…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • April 12, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:50
Personalization key to younger DC plan member engagement

Personalization key to younger DC plan member engagement

As millennials look to their employers to integrate their career, education and leisure, this creates challenges for the pension industry, said Erica Hall, assistant vice-president…

How DC plans can make the best of worst-case situations

How DC plans can make the best of worst-case situations

In a challenging market environment, it’s important to focus on making the most of worst-case scenarios, said Ed Studd, solutions manager for U.S. portfolio solutions…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • April 12, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:48
Redefining the traditional retirement journey

Redefining the traditional retirement journey

When it comes to retirement, it’s key to focus on the journey, not just getting there, said Jean-Pascal Plamondon, national director of client relationship and…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • April 12, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:47
DC pension industry must shift focus to adequate retirement income

DC pension industry must shift focus to adequate retirement income

While a lot of attention has been paid to “the front end of pension plans,” there hasn’t been enough focus on how that translates into…

Plan sponsor panel: Customizing plan design, communication key for DC members

Plan sponsor panel: Customizing plan design, communication key for DC members

In determining which savings options to offer employees, a key component is understanding the workforce and its goals, as well as communicating the offering in…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • April 12, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:45
Investing through the DC plan member lens

Investing through the DC plan member lens

While user experience is a major focus in the technology world, it’s time to start looking at retirement from the end-user experience as well, said…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • April 12, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:44
DC plan member actions affected by volatility

DC plan member actions affected by volatility

In the face of a challenging capital market and its subsequent volatility, defined contribution plan sponsors must consider the affect on plan member behaviour, said Colin…

Engaging millennials in retirement requires different solutions

Engaging millennials in retirement requires different solutions

With different generations in the workplace requiring personalized approaches, the pension industry is reimagining traditional savings plans, said Brady Aarssen, assistant vice-president of business development…

Strategic DC plan design driving right result

Strategic DC plan design driving right result

While the pension industry has traditionally spent a lot of time focusing on active management and its impact, the right result is driven by strategic…

Using plan design to drive better outcomes for DC plan members

Using plan design to drive better outcomes for DC plan members

Looking at the role of plan design in driving member outcomes, it comes down to data and experience, according to Margaret Rux, principal and department…

Holistic retirement thinking: Integrating public, private pensions

Holistic retirement thinking: Integrating public, private pensions

Defined contribution plan sponsors should consider Canada’s public pension system when designing their plans, according to a panel comparing the Canadian system to the ones…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • April 12, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:39
Eliminating ‘tyranny of choice’ in DC plan enrolment

Eliminating ‘tyranny of choice’ in DC plan enrolment

Simplifying DC plan enrolment should begin by eliminating the “tyranny of choice,” making it easier for plan members to just get started, according to Tom…