Home Pensions Communication

Latest news in Communication

Bâtirente appointing Éric Filion as CEO

Bâtirente is naming Éric Filion (pictured) as chief executive officer, effective Oct. 6. He’ll take over the position from Daniel Simard, who is retiring after 25…

How can pension plan sponsors help women hit their retirement readiness stride?

Preparing financially for retirement is a marathon filled with many obstacles along the way to a constantly shifting finish line. Even in 2021, female employees…

Which employers are finalists in the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards. This year’s entry and judging process took place during the second year of the coronavirus…

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 10, 2021
  • 09:00
Copyright_Olga Yastremska_123RF

FSRA seeking input on draft guidance for communication of pension enforcement actions

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is seeking feedback on proposed guidance detailing how and when it publishes information about enforcement proceedings and investigations,…

  • By: Staff
  • August 13, 2021 August 12, 2021
  • 09:05

Court of appeal decision highlights importance of clear pension communications

A recent Saskatchewan Court of Appeal decision illustrates the importance of clear communications from pension administrators seeking to avoid liability from lawsuits by claimants alleging…

2021 Consultants Report: Pandemic changing plan sponsor, consultant relationships

The past year and a half has been characterized by marked change. The move to remote work, industry layoffs and the desire for more robust…

  • By: Leah Golob
  • August 13, 2021 August 11, 2021
  • 08:56

2021 CAP Member Survey: How are CAP members faring during coronavirus?

For the past 15 years, Benefits Canada’s CAP Member Survey has taken the pulse of capital accumulation plan members’ retirement readiness, their knowledge, confidence and…

CIA updating guidance for pension windup, solvency valuations

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries is updating its process for releasing guidance regarding assumptions for hypothetical pension windup and solvency valuations. For quarterly guidance relating…

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2021 August 5, 2021
  • 09:00
Copyright_rawpixel_123RF

Canada’s pension plan sponsors prioritizing governance, but more work to be done: survey

While the majority of Canadian pension and retirement savings plan sponsors view governance as a top priority, 24 per cent said they haven’t conducted a…

Copyright_Mikhail Tsikhanovich_123RF

FSRA issuing guidance on pension plan administrator responsibilities

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is releasing final interpretation guidance to support the role and responsibilities of pension plan administrators. The guidance, an updated…

  • By: Staff
  • July 30, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 09:00
Copyright_andreypopov_123RF

More plan sponsors meeting members’ retirement goals in 2021: survey

A majority (72 per cent) of plan sponsors believe their retirement savings plan is meeting its goals this year, up from roughly 66 per cent…

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 09:00
Copyright_fizkes_123RF

U.S. employees lacking access to financial wellness programs: survey

A majority (63 per cent) of U.S. employees said their employer doesn’t offer a financial wellness program, according to a new survey by the Defined…

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2021 July 27, 2021
  • 15:00

CAAT DBplus pension welcoming more members of Canadian legal community

The College of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan is welcoming more members of Canada’s legal community through an affinity agreement between the pension…

Expert panel: How plan sponsors can help make retirement, pensions more equitable

Diversity, equity and inclusion is top of mind for many plan sponsors these days. And, while issues around retirement and pensions likely aren’t the key focus…

Meet the judges of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

With the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process drawing to a close in a couple of weeks, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s…

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2021 June 24, 2021
  • 09:00

Use words, imagery for inclusive employee communications

Words and imagery have the power to connect, evoke emotion and elicit a reaction. They also have the power to be inclusive, or exclusive, and…

Who are the winners of the inaugural Pension Leadership Awards?

Deadline extended for 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards to Wednesday, July 7. The annual awards, which will be held virtually on Oct. 14,…

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 08:45

2021 BPS coverage: How PCL is balancing benefits, pension decisions during coronavirus

With the majority of PCL Construction Ltd.’s workforce continuing to work at its Canada-wide job sites and offices throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the organization’s decisions…

Copyright_melpomen_123RF

Workplace Benefits Awards win a big boost for 2020 pension winner

Receiving peer recognition for an innovative communications strategy was among the reasons the Co-operative Superannuation Society pension plan entered Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards, according…

Using technology to connect health benefits, savings plans

Plan member challenges — from uncertainty about what their benefits plan covers to mundane issues such as struggling with passwords and difficulty accessing their benefits…

Copyright_Olga Yastremska_123RF

Language, communication shaping DC plan members’ retirement decisions: survey

Language and communication can impact the retirement decisions of defined contribution plan members, according to a new survey by Invesco Ltd. The survey found 60…

  • By: Staff
  • May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021
  • 09:10

Pension plan committees applying virtual meeting lessons to second year of pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic ground the world to a halt in March 2020, stopping was not an option for Gale Rubenstein or her colleagues on…

Women retiring two years later, with 30% less wealth, than men: report

Although women must work two years longer than men to be retirement ready, they still retire with 30 per cent less wealth than their male…

  • By: Staff
  • March 10, 2021 April 25, 2021
  • 17:37
Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

The financial well-being of Canadians has declined over the last year, according to a new survey by Morneau Shepell Ltd. It rated Canadians’ overall financial…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 March 24, 2021
  • 09:00

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…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2020 November 26, 2020
  • 09:30