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More than half (52) per cent of new public safety employee hires are expected to retire from a defined benefit pension plan, according to a new report by the National Institute on Retirement Security. The report, which reviewed data from 28 U.S. police and fire pension plan sponsors, found that DB plans are an effective […]

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  • July 24, 2024 July 23, 2024
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Manulife enhances family benefits for Canadian employees

The most prevalent minimum employee benefits that are offered by multinational companies are employee assistance programs and life insurance (73 per cent), maternity leave (70 per cent) and paternity leave (69 per cent), according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, which polled nearly 300 employers from across 31 countries, found these standard offerings […]

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  • July 19, 2024 July 19, 2024
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An article on an Ontario court ruling that determined an employer wasn’t obligated to preserve past service benefits was the most-read article on BenefitsCanada.com this past week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the last week: 1. Ontario court rules employer not obligated to preserve past service benefits 2. 49% of […]

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  • July 19, 2024 July 18, 2024
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Three times a year, the roughly 600 employees of Friesens Corp. gather in front of the printing house to accept envelopes, each one holding a cheque for the workers’ share of company profits. They all get a cut because they’re all owners. The company, based in the small town of Altona, Man., is set up […]

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Retirement plan members who engage with their plan digitally have an average retirement account balance 230 per cent higher than those who weren’t engaged ($123,800 versus $51,800), according to a new report by Sun Life Financial Inc. The report, which analyzed data from 1.45 million Sun Life group retirement plan members, found employees who were were digitally engaged are also more […]

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  • July 16, 2024 July 15, 2024
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Nearly half (49 per cent) of executive leaders say financial stress often or very often prevents their frontline workers from doing their best work, according to a new survey by Dayforce Inc. The survey, which polled more than 6,900 workers, managers and executives from companies with frontline workers across the globe, found 62 per cent of […]

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  • July 15, 2024 July 16, 2024
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Telus Communications Inc. is ensuring employees bring their best self to the job by supporting their well-being both in the workplace and at home, said Wade Domries, the company’s vice-president of global total rewards, during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit in May. The organization’s current approach to well-being started taking shape […]

The federal government recently announced plans to introduce legislation in the fall expanding pension eligibility to frontline public safety and law enforcement workers in Canada. The legislation is welcomed by the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Customs and Immigration Union after they’ve advocated for more than a decade for equitable retirement benefits for […]

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A majority (83 per cent) of U.S. workers say they’re concerned the increasing cost of living will make it harder to save for retirement and more than three-quarters (78 per cent) are concerned inflation will stay high, according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald Research. The survey, which polled […]

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  • July 5, 2024 July 4, 2024
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Six in 10 (59 per cent) Canadians with an employer-sponsored pension plan say they feel somewhat or very well prepared for retirement, compared to only 34 per cent of respondents without a workplace pension plan, according to a new survey by the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. The survey, which polled 2,000 Canadian employees, found fewer than […]