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Survey finds U.S. employees increasingly interested in retirement, savings programs

The vast majority (89 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’d be more likely to continue working for an employer that offered a retirement plan,…

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  • February 21, 2024 February 21, 2024
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Black, Hispanic American workers’ contributions to employer-sponsored retirement plans 40% lower than white workers’: study

The average rate of contribution by U.S. Black and Hispanic workers to employer-sponsored retirement plans is roughly 40 per cent lower than that of white…

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  • February 21, 2024 February 20, 2024
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Canadians believe they need $1.7 million to retire: survey

While Canadians, on average, believe they need $1.7 million in retirement, this amount varies among different generations of employees, according to a new survey by…

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  • February 16, 2024 February 16, 2024
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Fewer than 40% of Black Americans say they’ve saved enough for retirement: survey

Fewer than four in 10 Black Americans say they’ve saved or are saving enough for retirement according to a new survey by LIMRA. The survey,…

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  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the Canada Revenue Agency’s guidance for how employers must determine the province of employment for remote workers was the most-read story on…

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  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 2024
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OMERS pension benefits accounted for 9.3% of Ontario retirement income in 2023: report

Retirement benefits paid out by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System accounted for 9.3 per cent of retirement income in Ontario in 2023, according to…

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  • February 15, 2024 February 14, 2024
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FSRA’s Pension Awareness Day helping engage, educate employees on benefits of workplace pension plans

For its second annual Pension Awareness Day on Feb. 15, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is holding information sessions for its employees to…

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Just 35% of working Canadians aged 50+ can afford to retire when they want: survey

Slightly more than a third (35 per cent) of working Canadians aged 50 and older say they can afford to retire when they want, according…

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  • February 9, 2024 February 8, 2024
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Quebec’s amendment to unlocking rule for VBAs, LIFs providing retirees 55+ with financial flexibility: expert

The Quebec government’s removal of the maximum annual amount that can be paid to people aged 55 and older with a variable benefit account tied…

What are the issues for savings when mental health becomes a burden in retirement?

Since decreased cognition can impact retirees’ ability to make sound decisions, the Canadian Union of Public Employees urges its members to discuss financial matters with…

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36% of employers changing initial 2024 salary budgets: survey

Among the 36 per cent of Canadian employers that say they’ve made changes to their initial 2024 salary budgets, more than half (56 per cent)…

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  • February 7, 2024 February 6, 2024
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N.B. transferring 5 public DB pension plans to shared-risk model

Legislation that mandates the transfer of five New Brunswick public sector defined benefit pension plans to a shared-risk model goes into effect today. The Pension…

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Just 22% of Albertans support CPP withdrawal, creation of provincial pension plan: survey

Just a fifth (22 per cent) of Albertans say they support the province’s plan to leave the Canada Pension Plan in favour of a provincial…

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  • January 30, 2024 January 29, 2024
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Just 69% of Canadians confident in their retirement prospects: survey

While the vast majority (91 per cent) of Canadian workers say they’re saving for retirement, just 69 per cent are confident they’re saving enough, according…

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  • January 29, 2024 January 26, 2024
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Climate change, pension super-priority law among CIA’s priorities for 2024

The impacts of climate change and federal super-priority legislation on Canadian pension plans are among the issues that the Canadian Institute of Actuaries is monitoring…

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Ontario civil servants noting flaws in Alberta’s CPP portion calculations: report

Ontario civil servants are questioning the methodology used in a report that determined how much money Alberta could extract from the Canada Pension Plan if…

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  • January 25, 2024 January 24, 2024
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PIAC asking B.C. to refrain from limiting entities that can offer variable life benefits

The Pension Investments Association of Canada is calling on the British Columbia government to refrain from setting limits on the type of entities that can…

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  • January 24, 2024 January 23, 2024
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45% of U.S. DC plan sponsors considering adding emergency savings options in 2024: survey

More than two-fifths (45 per cent) of U.S. defined contribution pension plan sponsors say they’re considering implementing emergency savings features, according to a survey from…

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  • January 23, 2024 January 23, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how the federal government should ensure its new Canadian Dental Care Plan doesn’t displace existing employer-sponsored dental coverage was the most-read story…

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  • January 19, 2024 January 18, 2024
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PIAC focusing on pension solvency uniformity, CAPSA risk management guidelines in 2024

The Pension Investment Association of Canada will concentrate its legislative advocacy efforts on funding reform in 2024, including for an overhaul of long-term, minimum funding…

My Take: More financial literacy needed to help employees achieve retirement goals

The skyrocketing cost of living has created increased need for employees to receive additional financial well-being information to meet their retirement savings goals. It’s increasingly…

Half of Canadian retirees receiving less than $50K per year from employer-sponsored pension plan: survey

More than half (53 per cent) of Canadian retirees say they’re receiving, or will receive, less than $50,000 in annual retirement income from their employer-sponsored…

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  • January 16, 2024 January 16, 2024
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Expert panel: Risk management, target-benefit framework among themes shaping pension industry in 2024

While it’s impossible to predict exactly how pension case law will evolve in future, one can offer an educated guess at some legislative developments and…

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

A story on mental-health themes and challenges for 2024 was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension…

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  • January 12, 2024 January 11, 2024
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3M freezing U.S. DB pension plans for non-union employees by end of 2028

3M will freeze its U.S. defined benefit pension plans for non-union U.S. employees, effective Dec. 31, 2028, and move plan members to a 401(k) plan structure. Eligible…

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  • January 10, 2024 January 10, 2024
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