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An article on British Columbia’s paramedics and their need for enhanced mental-health benefits was the most read story over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. B.C. paramedics seeking enhanced mental-health benefits 2. Canadian pension plans overcoming legislation, governance challenges: webinar 3. Ontario’s DB pension plans should take steps […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 4, 2022 March 4, 2022
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Representatives from a few of Canada’s most progressive pension plans weighed in on topics ranging from plan design to the various challenges posed by legislation and governance during a webinar hosted by the Association of Canadian Pension Management last week. Orla Cousineau, executive director of pensions at the University of British Columbia, said the province’s […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • February 28, 2022 February 28, 2022
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The Association of Canadian Pension Management is once again calling on the Ontario government to modernize the Employment Standards Act and the Pension Benefits Act to allow for automatic enrolment and escalation features in capital accumulation plans. In a letter sent to the ministry of labour on Nov. 30, 2021, the ACPM noted the changes […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 8, 2021 December 8, 2021
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The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on Retraite Québec to review its draft amendment of a regulation governing supplemental pension plans. In a letter to the pension plan administrator, the ACPM said that a section of the amendment — stating that recovery measures in the event of insufficient contributions to a target-benefit pension […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 16, 2021 November 16, 2021
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The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to address funding asymmetry in its approach to regulating defined benefit pension plans using a portfolio replicating approach. In an open letter to the OSFI, Ric Marrero, the ACPM’s chief executive officer, raised concerns related to planned revisions […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2021 September 21, 2021
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The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities is developing a framework for defined contribution pension plans to offer variable payment life annuities. In developing the framework, the CAPSA said it will address topics such as plan design and conversion options, as well as member disclosure, spousal consent, plan termination, investment rules and regulatory oversight for […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2021 August 3, 2021
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The Association for Canadian Pension Management is urging New Brunswick’s Financial and Consumer Services Commission to ensure unclaimed entitlements from ongoing pension plans are eligible for transfer to the province’s unclaimed property fund at the option of the plan administrator. Under a proposed revision to New Brunswick’s unclaimed property program, organizations and government entities holding […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 23, 2021 June 23, 2021
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The Association of Canadian Pension Management is calling for increased clarity regarding Ontario’s rules for the valuation and division of pension payments following a marriage breakdown. In response to a consultation by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario, the ACPM recommended the draft guidance document include an example of an exception to the rule […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 12, 2021 May 13, 2021
  • 09:00

Canada’s multi-employer pension plans are facing a wide range of challenges, from funding requirements to future growth, according to a recent webinar hosted by the Association of Canadian Pension Management. The group benefits and pensions division of Newfoundland & Labrador Municipal Employee Benefits Inc. is currently seeking a renewal of its solvency-funding exemption from the […]

With private-sector defined benefit pension coverage declining over the past two decades, the federal government should take more steps to prioritize coverage and benefit adequacy, according to a new consultation paper from the Association of Canadian Pension Management. The paper said solvency funding relief should be a key priority, with options based on factors including […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2021 April 14, 2021
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