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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Wrap-up: Revisiting traditional DC plan approaches

Wrap-up: Revisiting traditional DC plan approaches

As the retirement savings environment evolves, the pension industry must be aware of the changes to move with them, said Zaheed Jiwani, principal at Eckler…

U.K. consults on incorporating illiquid assets in DC investments

U.K. consults on incorporating illiquid assets in DC investments

A consultation paper by the U.K. government is considering how defined contribution plans could incorporate more illiquid investments. Specifically, the consultation’s proposals include requiring larger…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • February 20, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:04
Dress up pension communications for better impact

Dress up pension communications for better impact

I recently flew to Los Angeles to visit my sister, and right before the standard safety video, the onboard screens showed an appealing commercial for a…

  • February 12, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:55
Pooled fund pension managers post negative return for Q4 2018

Pooled fund pension managers post negative return for Q4 2018

The final quarter of 2018 was choppy for pension managers’ pooled funds as they posted a median return of negative 5.6 per cent, contributing to the…

  • By: Staff
  • January 25, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 16:15
A primer on the incoming CPP/QPP enhancements

A primer on the incoming CPP/QPP enhancements

In 2016, the Government of Canada reached an agreement with the provinces that provides for significant enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan, with an announcement of…

  • November 27, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:00
Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: Getting financially schooled

In my formative school years, it was mandatory for all students to learn cooking, carpentry and typing, among other non-academic pursuits. While I’m certainly grateful…

Important considerations in DB pension communications

Important considerations in DB pension communications

In the midst of financial literacy month, what does education look like in a defined benefit world where plan members don’t have to actively make investment…

Data, personas and generational focus keys to successful benefits, pension communication

Data, personas and generational focus keys to successful benefits, pension communication

It’s a constant challenge for employers to ensure their plan members understand and appreciate the pension and benefits programs available to them. It isn’t easy, but employers…

  • November 13, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30
Latest CAPSA consultation looks at electronic pension communication

Latest CAPSA consultation looks at electronic pension communication

The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities has released a draft revision of its guideline No. 2, which looks at electronic communication in the pension industry. The…

  • By: Staff
  • November 6, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:20
Award winners discuss paths to improving employees’ well-being

Award winners discuss paths to improving employees’ well-being

These days, peace of mind is hard to come by, but the employers at the 2018 Workplace Benefits Awards roundtable centred their discussion around the…