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Just 0.9 per cent of 35 million U.S. defined contribution pension plan members ceased making contributions during the first quarter of 2022, according to a report by the Investment Company Institute. While this percentage was slightly higher than in the first quarter of 2021 (0.8 per cent), it was a substantial drop from 2020 (1.4 […]

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  • June 22, 2022 June 23, 2022
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Eight in 10 (81 per cent) white-collar workers cite hybrid work as a top factor when looking for a new job, ranked alongside higher pension contributions (90 per cent), bonuses/profit sharing (85 per cent) and unlimited vacation and holiday allowances (76 per cent), according to a new survey by IWG. The survey, which polled 1,000 […]

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  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
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Retirees with defined benefit pension plans are less likely to draw down their savings to cover their spending than those with a defined contribution plan, according to a new report by the University of Michigan. It found while most employees born between 1920 and 1940 had access to a DB plan, this percentage dropped dramatically […]

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  • May 31, 2022 May 30, 2022
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Almost a third (29 per cent) of Canadians believe their employer-sponsored pension plan will be their primary source of retirement income, while 15 per cent said they’re relying on government pension plans, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest financial well-being index. The survey, which polled 3,000 Canadian employees, found the overall financial well-being score decreased slightly […]

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  • April 29, 2022 April 28, 2022
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While a majority (75 per cent) of Canadians are making their financial wellness a priority in 2022, only 52 per cent expressed confidence about the retirement plan they have in place and fewer (43 per cent) were confident they’re saving enough to retire how and when they want, according to a new survey by the Canadian […]

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  • March 18, 2022 March 18, 2022
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Global consultancy Willis Towers Watson is rebranding as WTW. “Since 2016 we have been known as Willis Towers Watson, the combination of Willis and Towers Watson,” said Carl Hess (pictured), WTW chief executive officer, while leading the Nasdaq’s market opening bell ringing ceremony on Jan. 25. “Now we move forward as WTW, both a celebration […]

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  • January 26, 2022 January 25, 2022
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It’s no secret there’s a looming retirement savings gap among Indigenous and racialized Canadian seniors and their white counterparts. Indeed, a June 2021 study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found data from the 2016 census showed white seniors’ income from private pension sources — such as registered pension plans and registered retirement savings […]

A story on the federal government’s economic and fiscal update took the top spot over the past week on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Federal government extending pandemic aid for employers, employees 2. Ontario recommending introduction of new portable benefits program 3. Toronto’s Juno College planning to move to 100% employee-ownership […]

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  • December 17, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 09:05

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 […]

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is completing its acquisition of Willis Towers Watson’s global reinsurance business, Willis Re. The US$3.25 billion transaction was first announced in August and was finalized earlier this month. Together with Gallagher’s existing reinsurance operations, the combined businesses will trade as Gallagher Re from more than 70 offices across 31 countries and incorporate 2,400 […]

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  • December 7, 2021 December 8, 2021
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