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  • Target benefit plans - Game-changer...?

    In our last Vision, we started a comparison of Defined Contribution (DC) plans versus Target Benefit Plans (TBPs).
  • ROI for EFAP

    This study concludes that employers see significant ROI when helping their employees deal with personal and emotional issues.
  • Measuring the bottom‐line impact of mental health

    Assessing your company’s situation and taking action can pay dividends in the form of higher employee engagement, mitigation of risk and operational efficiency, all of which contribute to improving ROI.
  • Closing the retirement income gap

    In-depth analysis of a major pension or benefits issue of long-term significance
  • Optimizing productivity in a stressful age

    Remarks by Bill Morneau, Executive Chairman, Morneau Shepell to the HR Summit, December 10, 2013

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Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at February 28, 2015

Mar 20, 2015

Every year, companies must establish an expense for their defined benefit pension plans.

Amendments to federal pension regulations

Mar 20, 2015

The federal government is amending the regulations under the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985.

Decline in pension plan solvency may affect commuted value transfers in certain jurisdictions

Mar 20, 2015

With the reduction of interest rates and equity market fluctuations in the early part of 2015, some DB pension plans may have experienced declines in their transfer or solvency ratios, particularly if their last valuation was at December 31, 2013.

FSCO mandate under review

Mar 20, 2015

The Government of Ontario has announced it is launching a review of the mandates of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO).

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at February 28, 2015

Mar 20, 2015

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2014

Loder moves to Morneau Shepell

Mar 19, 2015

Benefits Canada: Michelle Loder has joined Morneau Shepell as a partner in its DC solutions business.

Fitting wellness into your client’s benefits program: part 1

Mar 5, 2015

Smallbizadvisor.ca: Although small businesses can forget about wellness issues, advisors can take concrete measures to ensure small business buy-in.

Market indices - February 2015

Mar 4, 2015

Asset & Risk Management - Market Indices - February 2015

Do target benefit plans offer security for sponsors?

Mar 1, 2015

Benefits Canada: The target benefit plan (TBP) concept continues to evolve in Canada as DB plan sponsors confront funding issues and DC plan sponsors worry about the significant investment risk on the shoulders of individual employees...

Retirement anxiety: Even the secure have questions

Feb 25, 2015

The Globe and Mail: In a 2014 study on retirement readiness, the Conference Board of Canada found most Canadians are saving but that six in 10 survey respondents said they have not put aside enough for their senior years.