Keyword: Pension communication

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Who are the winners of the inaugural Pension Leadership Awards?

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards to Wednesday, July 7. The annual awards, which will be held virtually on Oct. 14, recognize employers and plan sponsors that are leading the way with their approaches to supporting the mental, physical and financial well-being of their employees. Enter the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards today. […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 21, 2021 June 21, 2021
  • 08:45

With the majority of PCL Construction Ltd.’s workforce continuing to work at its Canada-wide job sites and offices throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the organization’s decisions around its health benefits and pension plan have been to keep rolling. Speaking during a Q&A session to close out Benefits Canada‘s 2021 Benefits & Pension Summit on May 19, […]

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Receiving peer recognition for an innovative communications strategy was among the reasons the Co-operative Superannuation Society pension plan entered Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards, according to Nicole Quintal, communications manager for the plan. “Quite a few peers in the industry reached out to us after we won the award and it was great to get […]

HOOPP surpasses 400,000 plan members

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan recently surpassed 400,000 plan members, more than doubling since 2013 when it passed the 200,000 member mark. It added 12,000 new members following the merger of five plans with HOOPP in 2019. In all, membership grew by an additional 100,000 members since 2015 due, in part, to the growing […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 9, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 09:00
Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Alberta’s public sector pension plans are reassuring members their pensions are safe, following a recent ministerial order enacted by the provincial government. The order was enacted in late December by Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews after 2020 deadlines for investment management agreements between the pensions and the Alberta Investment Management Corp. passed with no result. […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • 15:00
FSRA issues final guidance on missing pension plan members

Ontario’s pension plan administrators and plan members share the responsibility of maintaining current contact information, according to the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s final guidance on missing plan members. It recommended administrators maintain a records management system and retention schedules that support long-term administration of the pension plan and to exercise care and diligence […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2020 April 28, 2021
  • 09:00
Arthritis Society focusing on responsive approach to financial education

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic raising economic concerns, the Arthritis Society is taking a responsive approach with its Financial Literacy Month initiatives during the month of November. “We’re reading the pulse,” says Cheryl McClellan, the organization’s chief operating officer. “We haven’t seen a lot of people stressed directly in our organization, but generally, we understand […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 16, 2020 November 16, 2020
  • 09:00

Like a spiky meteorite, when the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year it demolished employer’s best-laid plans and is forcing them to find innovative ways to support, motivate and retain employees. During a virtual roundtable on Oct. 16, the 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards finalists discussed how they’ve quickly responded to everything from employee mental health to supporting financial wellness […]

Alberta’s LAPP ending coordination option due to pension member confusion

Alberta’s Local Authorities Pension Plan is cancelling its coordination option, citing regret and confusion from plan members who mistakenly accessed the feature without fully understanding the financial implications. According to a statement by the LAPP, coordination will be discontinued for members who start their pension on or after Jan. 1, 2021. It noted the option’s elimination will […]

Onus increasingly on employees to plan for retirement but employers still play role

While pension plan sponsors and the government have roles to play when it comes to retirement, it’s increasingly up to individual employees to ensure they have a solid retirement plan, said Jack Mintz, the president’s fellow at the University of Calgary’s school of public policy. During a virtual roundtable hosted by the Association of Canadian Pension […]