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Financial education programs can be humdrum at times, bringing to mind the iconic sleepy classroom scene in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. With that in mind, Fluor Canada is empowering employees to take stock of their finances through fun and engaging programs that appeal to the different generations that make up its workforce. Employees […]

At the 2023 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted in Montebello, Que. on Feb. 21-23, delegates learned from employer case studies and expert thought leadership about innovative pension plan design, financial wellness programs, decumulation solutions and investment opportunities to support their DC plan members. Indeed, alongside high inflation and interest rates, members are facing […]

Speaking during the keynote session at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, New York Times’ bestselling author and former Google data scientist, told the story of a horse called American Pharoah, who became the first in 37 years to win the Triple Crown. Prior to the big wins, the horse wasn’t anything […]

With group retirement plans aimed at helping members avoid risks and achieve their savings goals, defined contribution plan sponsors are uniquely positioned to step up and take a more active role in managing risk, said Christine van Staden, regional vice-president of group customer and national accounts business development at Canada Life, during Benefits Canada‘s 2023 […]

The traditional aim for the defined contribution pension industry has been helping plan members save for retirement, but as the nature of employment, plan design, investment choice and member engagement evolves, that objective is changing to financial wellness. “The world has changed significantly since the defined contribution business emerged,” said Marc-Antoine Morin, assistant vice-president of […]

While McGill University has factored decumulation into its pension plan for decades, the plan sponsor is continually fine tuning these strategies for members, said John D’Agata, the university’s director of pension and benefits, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 DC Plan Summit. McGill’s pension plan has more than $1.5 billion in assets and more than 9,500 […]

PepsiCo Canada’s enhanced defined contribution pension plan is supporting the retirement goals of a very diverse employee population. The company, which employs roughly 11,000 people across its food and beverage divisions, has a wide range of roles, from drivers and warehouse workers to sales employees. While the organization offers multiple pension plans, the majority of […]

With multiple generations in Canada’s diverse labour force, each generation has distinct needs and expectations, with millennials, in particular, creating increasing challenges for plan sponsors. The age group is comfortable talking about finances, but they aren’t saving for retirement, said Maria-José Perea, vice-president of product innovation in group retirement savings at Desjardins Insurance, during Benefits […]

Any new benefit introduced at Amazon has to align to its 16 leadership principles, which the organization lives and breathes every day. These include: learn and be curious, think big, inventing and simplifying, customer obsession and bias for action. “When we roll out a benefit, it has to fit into our leadership principles,” said Adam […]


Two-fifths (41 per cent) of U.S. employers say they embed information on retirement benefits in their onboarding process, according to a new survey by XpertHR. The survey, which polled more than 200 companies in the U.S., found that, although some indicated they use emails or letters to deliver retirement information (39 per cent), fewer than […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 8, 2023 May 9, 2023
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