Keyword: pension technology

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Great-West Life adding Koho spending account to group retirement plans

In tandem with Financial Literacy Month, Great-West Life Assurance Co. is adding Koho’s full-service spending account to select group retirement savings plans. The accounts are paired with a prepaid, reloadable Visa 0.5 per cent cash-back card and an integrated mobile app, which provides users with real-time insights into their spending habits, prompting real behavioural changes. […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 7, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:00
Employees want help with pension, retirement planning: survey

Globally, the majority (85 per cent) of employees want help with their pension and retirement planning, according to a new survey by Accenture. The report, which surveyed workers in 10 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe and South America, also found 82 per cent of respondents said they’d like retirement coaching. Millennial workers expressed the most interest […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 19, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:30
OPTrust launches online pension portal for members

The OPSEU Pension Trust is partnering with James Evans & Associates Ltd. to launch an online services portal for its members. The OPTrust selected the Canadian pension software company’s member portal for the experience it will offer plan members and employers, noted a press release. The OPTrust is a minority shareholder in JEA. Read: OPTrust Select welcomes first members […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 12, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
Decumulation, cyber security among initiatives in CAPSA’s latest strategic plan

The Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities has outlined its priorities for April 2019 to March 2022 in its new strategic plan, which included initiatives like focusing on defined contribution plan decumulation and cyber security. Jason Vary, president at Actuarial Solutions Inc., notes while all the identified priorities were worthwhile, some are more important than […]


Artificial intelligence and blockchain are buzzwords in virtually every industry, but there are specific ways these technologies can make improvements in the pension world, according to Serge Boccassini, manager for defined contribution product solutions at Northern Trust. “How can it be used to help people save more for retirement [and] save better for retirement? And […]

iA Financial Group launching virtual assistant for pension, benefits members

iA Financial Group is introducing a virtual assistant to help personalize group benefits and pension plan member experience. The virtual assistant can be accessed using Google Assistant on a cell phone, tablet or via Google Home. It can calculate how much a group registered retirement savings plan member should contribute or estimate the amount saved when they retire, […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 18, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 09:15
Thrive Savings rolls out workplace financial wellness app

Software company Thrive Savings Inc. is launching a financial wellness app for employers to help their employees with their savings goals. The app, which is available on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store in Canada, generates a unique code for each organization that’s then passed along to employees. Members then create an account and customize […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 11, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 16:00
Creating a thriving workplace with data, personalized employee benefits

Some organizations are unique. Their employees are genuinely excited to be at work and an undercurrent of energy and vitality permeates the air. They’ve transformed the workplace into a compelling experience and built a thriving workforce. This kind of environment doesn’t come easily; it must be deliberately designed, intentionally built and carefully managed. In an age of […]

  • May 29, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 10:00
iA Financial Group rolls out retirement website to all plan members

iA Financial Group is rolling out its retirement website to all group and individual plan members. The website, which aims to help people prepare for retirement, includes financial and non-financial advice for the various stages of life and retirement, a toolbox to help people plan their retirement savings and a retirement preparation assessment questionnaire. Read: 2017 CAP […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 16, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:37
QSuper’s journey through the ups and downs of integrating technology

Despite several twists and turns, Australian superannuation fund QSuper isn’t shying away from implementing new technology. Speaking at Benefits Canada‘s Benefits & Pension Summit in Toronto on Tuesday, Kim Hughes, head of product and services at QSuper, told attendees about the new tools and products her fund has provided for members and how they’ve taught the organization a great deal […]