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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 be transparent, according to a new study by the U.S.-based Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association. The DCIIA’s Retirement Research Center, which conducted focus groups that explored low- and moderate-income workers’ […]

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  • March 28, 2022 March 28, 2022
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Three-quarters (73 per cent) of U.S. employees said their employer needs to offer more resources to help them manage their personal finances, according to a new survey by personal finance platform Ramsey Solutions. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 full-time workers, found only 23 per cent had access to employer-provided financial wellness benefits. Among […]

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  • March 17, 2022 March 16, 2022
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Three-quarters (75 per cent) of defined contribution plan sponsors cite reviewing fees as the most important step they took to improve their fiduciary position in 2021, according to a new survey by U.S. investment consulting firm Callan. This was followed by examining the plan’s investment policy statement (63 per cent) and investment structure (61 per cent) […]

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  • March 7, 2022 March 7, 2022
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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. The analysis found a person paying the median retail fee (1.9 per cent) would be retirement ready at age 70. On the other hand, someone paying the median fee available […]

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  • February 25, 2022 February 24, 2022
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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 applicable to its defined benefit plan members — and the organization chose to roll it out for all employees. When you have broad financial wellness topics, it’s fine, but when […]

The vast majority (84 per cent) of Canadian employees consider an employer-sponsored retirement plan to be a critical benefit, according to a new survey by Manulife Investment Management Holdings (Canada) Inc. It found 60 per cent of employees would be unlikely to work for a company that doesn’t offer a retirement plan. In addition, employees […]

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  • January 25, 2022 January 26, 2022
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Despite the financial challenges experienced by Canadians over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, 40 per cent said they’ve continued to save for retirement, according to a new survey by life insurance provider PolicyMe Corp. More than half (54 per cent) of survey respondents said they’re adding to their emergency funds, while 48 per cent […]

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  • January 17, 2022 January 18, 2022
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Just over half (51 per cent) of U.S. employees — including 65 per cent of generation Z respondents — agreed employers have a responsibility to help workers improve and maintain financial wellness, according to a new survey by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund. The survey, which polled more than […]

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  • January 13, 2022 January 13, 2022
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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 new survey by Origin Financial. The survey, which polled 1,000 full-time employees in the U.S., also found 62 per cent of male respondents said they’re confident or very confident in […]

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  • December 21, 2021 December 21, 2021
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As the coronavirus pandemic sent the global economy into a tailspin, many Canadians grew increasingly concerned about whether they’d amassed enough savings to weather the financial storm. “We’ve heard the narrative that Canadians are saving like they’ve never saved before,” says Elizabeth Mulholland, chief executive officer of Prosper Canada. “The reality is, when you look […]