Approaches reduce dependence on bond market

Jan 20, 2017

Benefits and Pensions Monitor News: Revised approaches to select an appropriate discount rate to value benefit plan liabilities in their financial statements will be less dependent on the breadth of the Canadian high quality corporate bond market...

Your retirement plan may not be what you think: Don’t fall prey to the framing effect

Jan 20, 2017

Financial Post: When figuring out your retirement puzzle, framing the question in terms of results is more likely to produce a solution that meets your needs.

PE manages drug costs

Jan 19, 2017

Benefits and Pensions Monitor News: The influx of new drugs entering the market year after year is clearly putting considerable upward pressure on health plan costs.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at December 31, 2016

Jan 17, 2017

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2015

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at December 31, 2016

Jan 17, 2017

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

Accounting for employee benefits: Revisions to discount rate assumption

Jan 17, 2017

Accounting standards require that corporations report in their financial statements the cost and value of their employee benefit programs, including pension plans, based on discount rates that reflect current yields on high quality corporate bonds.

Pharmacoeconomics: New ways to manage drug plan costs

Jan 17, 2017

The influx of new drugs entering the market year after year is clearly putting considerable upward pressure on health plan costs. A new approach can help manage those costs.

Manitoba: More solvency funding relief

Jan 17, 2017

On December 19, 2016, Manitoba amended its regulations to permit Manitoba-registered pension plans with a defined benefit (DB) component to extend the regular solvency amortization period from 5 to 10 years.

Alberta: Dental fee guide reintroduced

Jan 17, 2017

The Alberta government has completed a review of dental fees charged in the province and announced that it will create a dental fee guide.

I was fired for using medical marijuana. What are my rights?

Jan 16, 2017

The Globe and Mail: Bill Howatt, with Morneau Shepell, provides his input to this topic.