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A majority (72 per cent) of plan sponsors believe their retirement savings plan is meeting its goals this year, up from roughly 66 per cent in 2020, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments Inc. While 68 per cent said their employees are saving enough for retirement — up from 59 per cent in […]

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  • July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021
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A majority (63 per cent) of U.S. employees said their employer doesn’t offer a financial wellness program, according to a new survey by the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association. It found only 18 per cent of respondents have access to financial wellness resources through their employer and, of these respondents, just eight per cent have […]

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  • July 27, 2021 July 27, 2021
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About 900 employees at Rio Tinto Group’s aluminum smelting facilities in Kitimat, B.C. are on strike after Unifor Local 2301 and the company failed to reach an agreement on July 25. The union continued negotiations with Rio Tinto until the strike deadline at midnight, according to a press release. Unifor is seeking changes to workers’ […]

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  • July 27, 2021 July 26, 2021
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The majority (64 per cent) of consulting and advisory firms said their plan sponsor clients are looking to improve financial wellness programs, according to a new defined contribution plan consulting survey by PIMCO. The same percentage (64 per cent) of respondents said plan sponsors want to improve participant retirement education and evaluate investment fees. The […]

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  • July 22, 2021 July 22, 2021
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Empower Retirement, the U.S. subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc., is purchasing Prudential Financial Inc.’s full-service retirement business for $4.45 billion in a bid to deepen its presence in the U.S. market. The deal made by the Winnipeg-based company includes about $2.6 billion of capital to support the business and will reinforce its position in the […]

Millennials and generation X are more worried about retirement than older generations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey of U.S. workers by the National Institute on Retirement Security. Some 64 per cent of millennials (ages 25 to 43) and 54 per cent of gen-Xers (ages 44 to 55) are […]

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  • July 20, 2021 July 19, 2021
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Many employees may be dreaming of a carefree retirement following many years in the trenches — but they’ll likely have to keep dreaming if they don’t have first-rate, post-retirement health and dental insurance coverage. Many employers provide supplemental health insurance (drug, dental, extended health and out-of-country medical) as part of comprehensive packages of employee benefits, […]

The College of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan is welcoming more members of Canada’s legal community through an affinity agreement between the pension and the Canadian Bar Insurance Association. According to a press release from the CAAT, employees from 42 smaller law firms joined the DBplus plan in the first six months of […]

Employees choosing to retire or quit could rise in the second half of 2021 alongside the coronavirus pandemic receding, according to a report by the Royal Bank of Canada. The number of retirements in Canada fell about 20 per cent last year compared with the 12 months that ended February 2020, says Andrew Agopsowicz, a […]

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Aon and Willis Towers Watson are confirming the European Commission’s conditional approval of the two companies’ proposed merger. “This is a major step that demonstrates continued progress toward obtaining regulatory clearances for the proposed combination,” said the companies, in a press release. “Both firms operate across broad, competitive areas of the economy and believe this approval affirms […]

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  • July 12, 2021 July 12, 2021
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