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Capital accumulation plan members saw a slight uptick in their plan outcome in the first quarter of 2024, as annuity rates rebounded to levels comparable to those from the third quarter of 2023 and gross income replacement ratios remained at multi-year highs, according to a new report by Eckler Ltd. The consultancy’s latest CAP income […]

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  • May 16, 2024 May 16, 2024
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Canadian companies, especially small- and medium-sized employers, are facing unprecedented challenges in attracting and retaining skilled and motivated talent. According to a recent survey by Robert Half Canada Inc., 42 per cent of Canadian employees have already started searching for a new job or are planning to do so in the first six months of […]

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An article on the federal government’s financial sanctions against the Canada Life Assurance Co. following delayed benefits access for public employees was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week: 1. Canada Life facing gov’t financial sanctions following delayed benefits access for public […]

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  • May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024
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While a majority of U.S. employees say they’re very confident (39 per cent) or confident (29 per cent) they’re doing a good job preparing for retirement, nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) either strongly or somewhat agree that preparing for retirement makes them feel stressed, according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. […]

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  • May 10, 2024 May 8, 2024
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PepsiCo Canada is baking flexibility into its retirement savings benefits to support employees’ financial security amid the rising cost of living. To help employees reach their retirement savings goal, the food and beverage company is matching employees’ bonuses up to 3.5 per cent, with the employer contribution automatically directed into their defined contribution pension plan. […]

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More than 40 years after Ted Benna conceived of what’s now known as the modern defined contribution pension plan structure, the so-called ‘father of the 401(k)’ is still trying to create a retirement savings plan that’s accessible for employees at all income levels. While working at Johnson Cos. in September 1979, Benna found a way […]

Younger workers in the U.S. are feeling less confident about their financial security compared to those from older generations, according to a report by LIMRA. The report found more millennials (55 per cent) and generation Z (44 per cent) workers were concerned about having enough money saved for a comfortable retirement, compared to generation X […]

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  • May 7, 2024 May 6, 2024
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While more than two-thirds (69 per cent) of private sector workers in the U.S. have access to an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan, just half (52 per cent) of these employees says they choose to participate, according to a new survey by GOBankingRates.com. The survey, which polled 1,000 workers, found more than a quarter (28 per cent) […]

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  • April 29, 2024 April 29, 2024
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An article on how employers are enhancing their benefits packages to boost talent attraction and retention was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this past week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the last week: 1. 70% of employers say it’s impossible to offer all benefits demanded by employees: survey […]

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  • April 26, 2024 April 25, 2024
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Only a third (31 per cent) of U.K. pension plan members say they have sufficient retirement savings, down slightly from 32 per cent in 2022, according to a survey by Trafalgar House. The survey, which polled 2,000 adults, found 48 per cent believe they’ve saved much less than they need, up from 45 per cent. […]

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  • April 26, 2024 April 25, 2024
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