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NL’s College of Physicians and Surgeons latest employer to join DBplus pension

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is amending funding rules for the province’s multi-employer pension plans. The amendments include a permanent exemption from solvency funding requirements for MEPPs, retroactive to Dec. 31, 2020, when the previous temporary exemption ended. In addition, going-concern unfunded liabilities must now be funded over 10 years instead of the previous […]

The solvency status of Canada’s defined benefit pension plans dipped for the first time this year in July, according to a new report by Lifeworks Inc. The monthly pension indices report found the average Canadian DB pension plan saw its solvency ratio dip to 108.7, down 0.6 from the previous month. This is the first […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 10, 2021 August 10, 2021
  • 11:00

More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of registered defined benefit pensions plans in Ontario have solvency ratios above 100 per cent, according to the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s second quarterly update. The report found average funded ratios were up for the fifth consecutive quarter, with the median funded ratio reaching 106 per cent […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 4, 2021 August 5, 2021
  • 12:00

The average funded ratio of the top private sector defined benefit pension plans in the U.S. dipped for the first time since September 2020, according to a new index by actuarial firm Milliman. The index, which tracks the funded ratio of the 100 top-performing U.S. private sector DB plans, saw the average ratio dip to […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021
  • 11:45

The aggregate funded ratio for Canadian defined benefit pension plans in the S&P/TSX composite index increased from 94.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 to 95.6 per cent in the second quarter, according to a new report from Aon. It also found pension assets rose by four per cent during the same period. The […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 5, 2021 July 2, 2021
  • 09:00

While solvency funding relief helped Canada’s pension funds withstand the turbulence of 2020, a long-term vision with an eye to a more robust funding framework would offer better support, according to pensions experts. Responding to the crisis, the federal government launched a consultation last fall on measures to alleviate pension solvency funding requirements for defined […]