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How SEIU Healthcare is making retirement planning accessible for members

A quarter of single seniors live below the poverty line in Canada and the problem is getting worse, with employer-sponsored pension plans not accessible to…

Expert panel: Time for pension plan sponsors to focus on rebuilding mutually beneficial relationships with asset managers

As mask mandates lift and life gets back to normal, defined benefit plan sponsors and institutional asset managers are looking forward to re-engaging with each…

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Workplace Benefits Awards win boosting employee engagement for 2021 pension winner

Scotiabank’s win at Benefits Canada’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards led to increased employee engagement and peer recognition, says Rosemary Hatnay, director and head of total rewards solutions…

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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how Scotiabank is supporting employee financial well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular…

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  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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Scotiabank supporting employee financial well-being with pension info sessions

Scotiabank is supporting its employees’ financial well-being with a week of information sessions in June. Ayman Alvi, director of global benefits at Scotiabank, says the…

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CAPSA seeking feedback on revised CAP guidelines

The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities is releasing a consultation draft of revisions to its guidelines for capital accumulation plans. The updated guidelines replace…

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  • May 19, 2022 May 18, 2022
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How are personalized communications connecting with employees?

As employers increasingly customize their human resources, benefits and pension communications campaigns, how are these methods connecting with employees? Long gone are the days of…

How employers can support workers as record number of Canadians near retirement

With a record number of Canadians nearing retirement, employers can support workers through retirement planning initiatives and education, says one expert. According to a report…

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Canadian pension funds top global transparency ranking: report

Canadian pension plans are the most transparent in the world, according to a new report by Top1000funds.com and CEM Benchmarking Inc. The report, which uses…

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  • April 14, 2022 April 13, 2022
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How Foresters Financial redesigned its pension, benefits plans to provide employees with more flexibility

In 2021, Foresters Financial redesigned its retirement and benefits plans to be more flexible, relevant and competitive, modernizing the plans with the recognition that employees…

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U.S. employers enhancing or looking to enhance DC pension plans: survey

The vast majority of U.S. employers are eyeing enhancements to their defined contribution pension plans in an effort to boost their employees’ retirement security and…

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  • April 12, 2022 April 11, 2022
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Financial wellness programs should have measurable, tangible impact: study

While many employees say they’re open to using employer-provided financial wellness assistance, some are hesitant, citing lack of trust and a need for employers to…

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  • March 28, 2022 March 28, 2022
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How LifeLabs redesigned its RRSP-DPSP to maximize employee engagement

In 2020, LifeLabs Inc. embarked on a year-long journey to redesign its group registered retirement savings plan and deferred profit-sharing plan to make them less…

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Report finds disconnect between how target-benefit plans are regulated, managed

Target-benefit plans are being hampered by a disconnect between how they’re regulated and how they’re managed, according to a new report for the C.D. Howe Institute.…

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  • March 3, 2022 March 3, 2022
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How are investment fees impacting retirement readiness?

Higher investment fees in capital accumulation plans can potentially set an individual’s retirement date back by four years, according to Mercer’s latest retirement readiness barometer.…

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  • February 25, 2022 February 24, 2022
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Employers building relevant financial wellness programs for both DB, DC pension members

Canadian Forest Products Ltd.’s new financial wellness program may have originated as the brainchild of its defined contribution pension plan committee, but it’s just as…

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OSFI, FSRA set out six recommendations for strengthening CAP guidelines

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario are putting forward six recommendations for strengthening the Canadian Association…

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  • February 9, 2022 February 8, 2022
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How can DC plan sponsors thrive in a world of disruption?

Defined contribution plan sponsors are facing a world of disruption, from artificial intelligence and big data to the Great Resignation and the shifting of power…

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New Brunswick to allow windup of pension plans with missing members

New Brunswick’s new unclaimed property regime, which came into force on Jan. 1, 2022 and is the fourth such provincial regime in Canada, will finally…

Top 10 pension stories of 2021

Among 2021’s most popular pension stories on BenefitsCanada.com, Benefits Canada and the Canadian Institutional Investment Network’s rankings of the top 100 defined benefit plans and top…

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New survey finds gender, generational gap in employee financial wellness

Women are 10 per cent more likely than men to say their financial health is the same or worse than last year, according to a…

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  • December 21, 2021 December 21, 2021
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Editorial

Editorial: Promising signposts for the year ahead

Once again, the end of year is near. Besides the extraordinary presence of vaccines and the movements in public health restrictions across the country, most…

Coverage of the 2021 DC Plan Summit

At the 2021 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted virtually on Oct. 6, delegates heard about several pressing issues facing DC plan sponsors and…

2021 DC Plan Summit: CPP/QPP delay a simple solution to improving retirement readiness

Managing and drawing down retirement savings is an “impossible task” with contributing factors including the trend away from workplace pension plans, historically low interest rates…