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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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While U.S. employees say it takes $1.1 million in savings, on average, to retire comfortably, 56 per cent expect to have less than $500,000 saved, according to a new survey by Schroders. It found 36 per cent of respondents expect to save less than $250,000 and only 24 per cent expect to save $1 million […]

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  • May 27, 2022 May 27, 2022
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Roughly two-fifths (37 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing the quality of their existing benefits offerings to help with employee retention and attraction efforts, according to a survey by Principal Financial Services Inc. The survey, which polled 500 employers and 200 employees, found the top three enhanced benefits are short- and long-term disability insurance, […]

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  • May 10, 2022 May 10, 2022
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Pension coverage in the public sector is high, with the vast majority of public sector employees covered by a defined benefit pension plan. However, the story is very different in the private sector as pension coverage is much lower and is trending downwards. Only 22 per cent of private sector employees participated in a registered […]

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Almost two-thirds (61 per cent) of U.S. employees aged 25 to 35 have changed jobs in the last two years or are planning to make a move by 2024, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. The survey, which polled 1,500 employees, found while salary was the most important factor to employees who […]

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  • May 9, 2022 May 5, 2022
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An article on how employers can support workers as a record number of Canadians prepare to retire was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. How employers can support workers as record number of Canadians near retirement 2. Best Buy adopting remote working-first approach […]

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  • May 6, 2022 May 6, 2022
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By underestimating life expectancy, employees risk running out of money in retirement, according to a new survey by analytics firm Club Vita. The survey, which polled 3,000 respondents in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., found on average, people underestimated their life expectancy by 4.7 years. Women underestimated their longevity by an average of 6.1 […]

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  • May 5, 2022 May 4, 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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More than a third (36 per cent) of Canadians aged 18 to 25 have already begun planning and saving for retirement, according to a survey by online real estate investment marketplace Fundscraper Capital Inc. “It’s well documented that generation Z and younger millennials have had it much harder than previous generations when it comes to career […]

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  • March 4, 2022 March 3, 2022
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The vast majority (84 per cent) of Canadian employees consider an employer-sponsored retirement plan to be a critical benefit, according to a new survey by Manulife Investment Management Holdings (Canada) Inc. It found 60 per cent of employees would be unlikely to work for a company that doesn’t offer a retirement plan. In addition, employees […]

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  • January 25, 2022 January 26, 2022
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