Decrease in premium tax delayed

Apr 13, 2017

Benefits and Pension Monitor News: The Quebec government has delayed, by five years, the decrease in the compensation tax on insurance premiums, thereby depriving plan sponsors of an expected reduction of 0.18 per cent in this tax.

How a workplace accommodation works

Apr 12, 2017

The Globe and Mail: What are your rights as an employee with a mental health issue in the workplace?

How to maximize your employee’s professional development

Apr 10, 2017

The Globe and Mail: How do you go about approving and following up on employees’ training, coaching and development opportunities?

Quebec budget: Compensation tax on insurance premiums

Apr 10, 2017

The Quebec government’s budget tabled on March 28, 2017 delayed, by five years, the decrease in the compensation tax on insurance premiums, thereby depriving plan sponsors of an expected reduction of 0.18% in this tax.

Saskatchewan budget: New tax on insurance premiums

Apr 10, 2017

Changes to Saskatchewan’s provincial sales tax (PST) were announced in the recent 2017 budget.

Expanded coverage for hepatitis C drugs

Apr 10, 2017

It was recently announced that the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) had reached an agreement with several drug manufacturers regarding pricing arrangements for six high cost prescription drugs that treat hepatitis C.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at March 31, 2017

Apr 10, 2017

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2016

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

Apr 10, 2017

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

How talk therapy can improve your mental health

Apr 6, 2017

The Globe and Mail: A growing body of research suggests that talk therapy is an excellent front-line treatment, particularly for the two most costly categories of mental illnesses in Canada, anxiety and depression.