Keyword: pension contributions

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U.S. employers changing health, retirement offerings due to coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted U.S. employers to make several changes to their health and retirement offerings, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. On the health benefits side, nearly all respondents (98 per cent) said they’re offering virtual health services, up 10 per cent from before the pandemic. And nearly half […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 15, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 09:05
Employers permitted to suspend DC pension contributions, says FSRA

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario has confirmed it will permit a suspension of employer contributions to defined contribution pension plans on a temporary basis. However, any change to either employer or employee contributions can only be on a go-forward basis and must be supported by an amendment to the plan text, said the […]

U.S. employers maintaining health benefits, considering other cost-cutting measures: survey

North American employers are attempting to strike a balance between supporting employees and reducing costs during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, which polled more than 1,400 North American companies, found 70 per cent said they’re giving their working parents additional flexibility around their schedules, while 57 per cent said they’re […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 23, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 15:00

In this time of pandemic, a lot has been shared about the woes of defined benefit pension plans, but members of capital accumulation plans are also feeling the impact, even though few have even noticed. Fortunately, target-date funds and lifecycle portfolios have really helped. But the government and provincial regulators need to help as well. Once […]

CUPE NL rejects proposed agreement over pension concessions

The union representing 3,700 public sector employees in Newfoundland and Labrador are rejecting a proposed collective agreement from the provincial government, saying it includes unacceptable pension concessions. While the deal would provide workers with a wage increase of two per cent annually for two years, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Newfoundland and Labrador — […]

Maximum pensionable earnings under CPP to rise in 2020

Maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan are rising from $57,400 to $58,700 for 2020. The increase takes into account the growth in average weekly wages and salaries in Canada, according to a press release. The basic exemption amount, at $3,500, will remain unchanged for 2020. Read: Feds update appeals process for EI, CPP and OAS Meanwhile, […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 4, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:45