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During a panel discussion at the Canadian Investment Review’s 2024 Global Investment Conference in April, three pension plan sponsors shared their perspective on plan design and the changing patterns for employees close to retirement. Nearly a decade ago, Via Rail Canada Inc. began allowing payments of lump sums to individuals up to age 65 to […]

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Online gig economy platform Taskrabbit Inc. is providing U.S. gig workers with retirement benefits through a new initiative. The program, in partnership with financial services firm Robinhood Markets Inc., provides workers with access to a match program for individual retirement account contributions. During the first year of enrolment, workers receive a two per cent match on […]

Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of Americans say they worry more about running out of money than death, up from 57 per cent in 2022, according to a new survey by the Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees with $150,000 investable assets, found generation X was […]

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  • May 30, 2024 May 29, 2024
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The number of international pension plans and international savings plans that are offered in countries operating in challenging political or economic circumstances has risen to 126, up from 54 in 2019, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey, which polled 960 global plan sponsors that offer IPPs and ISPs, found this increase is […]

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  • May 28, 2024 May 28, 2024
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An article on the value that deferred profit-sharing plans can offer to small- and medium-sized employers was the most-read article on Benefits Canada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pensions and investment stories of the past week: 1. Sounding Board: How DPSPs can support SMEs’ retirement, talent management goals 2. CPPIB wants to […]

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  • May 17, 2024 May 16, 2024
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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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The Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa and the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations are joining the University Pension Plan, as of April 30, 2024. Since its inception in July 2021, the UPP has seen a number of plan sponsors join the plan, beginning with the University of Toronto Faculty Association, the University of […]

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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 […]

Four years ago, as the coronavirus pandemic entered its third month, I unknowingly — and unwittingly — took my first steps towards a new chapter in my career. As a writer for a Canadian travel trade publication, I was suddenly without work as the health crisis brought the global travel industry to a screeching halt. […]

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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