New travel insurance policies introduced; new dental fee guide in Alberta

Sep 14, 2017

Small Biz Advisor: As mentioned in Morneau Shepell's September 2017 edition of "News & Views"...

Assessing the impact of online therapy as digital health tools proliferate

Sep 13, 2017

Benefits Canada: As employees continue to seek new ways of accessing and using their benefits plans, a new study is aiming to further the development of one of the latest options, internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy.

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at August 31, 2017

Sep 13, 2017

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

Draft Guideline for derivatives

Sep 13, 2017

On July 31, 2017, OSFI issued for comment a revised draft derivatives guideline titled “Derivatives Sound Practices for Federally Regulated Private Pension Plans”, which will replace the 1997 guideline “Derivatives Best Practices”.

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick: Temporary solvency funding relief

Sep 13, 2017

Nova Scotia has adopted temporary solvency funding relief regulations for defined benefit (DB) pension plans registered in those provinces.

Two-thirds of Canadian households saving for retirement, census suggests

Sep 13, 2017

CTV News: Two-thirds of households are setting aside money for retirement, taking advantage of either a registered pension plan, an RRSP or a tax-free savings account.

Travel insurance: Multiple coverage rules

Sep 13, 2017

Changes are occurring in some travel insurance contracts regarding which policy should pay first when there is multiple coverage.

Managing 'cognitive hygiene' can help employee mental health: White paper

Sep 13, 2017

Canadian Occupational Safety: If workplace stressors are left untreated, well-being and performance can suffer.

Alberta releases dental fee guide

Sep 13, 2017

In mid-August, the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADAC) released a dental fee guide, effective September 1, 2017.

Employers looking to ‘DBification’ of DC plans as industry matures

Sep 13, 2017

Benefits Canada: As the defined contribution pension industry continues to mature, employers are considering ways to improve them by introducing elements of defined benefit plans, an industry expert told an event on Wednesday.