Recommendation to increase retirement age under public plans

Feb 15, 2017

The government-appointed Advisory Council on Economic Growth has recommended that the age of eligibility for OAS, CPP and GIS be increased to “meet the reality of an ageing society and a considerably longer life expectancy”.

Taxation of employer health and dental plans

Feb 15, 2017

In recent months, there has been speculation that the federal government might be considering a major change in tax rules in the next federal budget that would make employer contributions to extended health and dental plans taxable to employees...

Review of public sector accounting of retirement and post-employment benefits

Feb 15, 2017

In 2014, the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) identified, as part of a survey, the review of Section 3250 (Retirement Benefits) and Section 3255 (Post-employment Benefits) as one of the top priorities in its agenda.

CAPSA: Revised Governance Guideline

Feb 15, 2017

On December 22, 2016, CAPSA, consisting of Canada’s pension regulators, published revised Guideline No. 4: Pension Plan Governance Guideline, along with the related Self-Assessment Questionnaire and FAQ Document, in final form following industry...

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

Feb 15, 2017

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

Pension funding: How solvency and going-concern funding have diverged since 2006

Feb 15, 2017

For many years now, Morneau Shepell has been tracking the funded status of pension plans on a month-by-month basis and reporting it in News & Views. At the end of each year, we reset the starting values to 100 in order to track the following...

What will you do well at work today?

Feb 14, 2017

The Globe and Mail: What’s one thing I want to ensure I do well today?

Sudden change in job functions can take toll on employees’ mental health

Feb 11, 2017

The Globe and Mail: When Morneau Shepell vice-president Paula Allen set out to research the link between organizational change and absenteeism, she thought the big events might have the most profound impact on employees.

How to tune up your resiliency

Feb 10, 2017

The Globe and Mail: How often do you say to yourself, “This is the last time I will …; tomorrow I will …”?