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Two-fifths (40 per cent) of all U.S. private sector employees don’t have an employer-sponsored retirement plan and non-white workers have the least access to these plans, according to a report by T. Rowe Price Group Inc. It found that, while 58 per cent of white employees had access to workplace retirement plans, this percentage decreased […]

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  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
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A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute says pension plan fiduciaries shouldn’t ignore climate change and other environmental, social, and governance factors that are relevant to financial purposes. However, when plan fiduciaries use ESG factors to prioritize social or environmental concerns, such as those expressed by plan members, they put themselves on shaky legal […]

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  • November 15, 2022 November 14, 2022
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When Lightspeed Commerce Inc. employees headed back to their office this year, they found a space double the size of their last with a restaurant serving free meals, a smoothie bar and a barista to craft custom drinks. “We’re making it a very unique experience and the entire office is kind of a lounging area […]

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While Canada’s pension system continues to rank well globally, the current economic environment poses particular risks for defined contribution pension plan sponsors and members, according to a new report by the CFA Institute and Mercer. “As DC pension plans continue to make up a greater part of Canadians’ retirement, turbulent markets, soaring inflation and a […]

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  • October 13, 2022 October 12, 2022
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Insurance broker Lussier Inc. is acquiring human resources consultancy Matière Grise. The acquisition will allow the Quebec-based broker to expand its employee benefits consulting services, including compensation, occupational health and safety, safety groups, group insurance and pension plans, according to a press release. Read: Telus completes acquisition of LifeWorks “Through its recognized expertise and its […]

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  • September 19, 2022 September 19, 2022
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While the latest stage of the coronavirus pandemic is heralding a gradual return to relative calm, plan sponsors are stepping out of the frying pan and into the fire. The pandemic accelerated the ongoing evolution in the relationship between plan sponsors and plan members, with employees now looking to their employers to help them manage […]

The appointment of the TTC pension plan’s first director of investment risk and analytics was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. TTC pension plan appointing Danny Ip director of investment risk and analytics 2. More than 6.6M Canadians participating in employer-sponsored pension plans: […]

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  • July 22, 2022 July 21, 2022
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The percentage of Canadians participating in an employer-sponsored pension plan continues to rise, with roughly 6.6 million plan members in 2020, up 57,000 from 2019, according to a new report from Statistics Canada. It found more than 4.4 million Canadians were covered by a defined benefit pension plan in 2020, up 1.7 per cent from 2019, noting the majority (72 […]

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  • July 20, 2022 July 21, 2022
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Fewer than a third (29 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re building a large enough retirement nest egg, according to a survey by non-profit organization Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. The survey, which polled 5,800 workers, found 47 per cent of respondents expect to retire after age 65 or don’t plan to retire at […]

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  • July 8, 2022 July 8, 2022
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Two-thirds (66 per cent) of employees are willing to take a job with a lower salary and a pension plan than one with a higher salary and no pension, according to a new survey by the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. The survey, which polled 1,700 Canadian adults, found while employees close to retirement age […]

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  • June 24, 2022 June 24, 2022
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