Consultations launched on QPP

Dec 16, 2016

Benefits and Pension Monitor News: Quebec is seeking public consultation on the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), says a Morneau Shepell ‘News& Views.’

A six-step plan for employees to improve their health

Dec 15, 2016

The Globe and Mail: Do you set daily physical and mental health goals?

Ontario revises Form 7: Summary of contributions

Dec 13, 2016

In November 2016, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) released a revised Form 7: Summary of Contributions, along with a User Guide.

Ontario Pension Bill: Restructuring of pension regulator and portability after age 65

Dec 13, 2016

On November 16, 2016, the Ontario government introduced Bill 70, the Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016. Bill 70 will make several changes to the Pension Benefits Act (the PBA).

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at November 30, 2016

Dec 13, 2016

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

Employment Insurance: Changes effective January 1, 2017

Dec 13, 2016

The last federal budget in March 2016 announced changes to Employment Insurance rules, including a reduction in the waiting period for benefits from two weeks to one week effective January 1, 2017. At the same date, the premiums will be reduced.

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at November 30, 2016

Dec 13, 2016

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

Prince Edward Island: Changes to premium taxes

Dec 13, 2016

Changes to premium taxes were announced by the Prince Edward Island government in October 2016.

How to foster a coaching culture at your workplace

Dec 13, 2016

The Globe and Mail: How effective are you as a coach to your employees?

British Columbia: Temporary solvency funding relief announced

Dec 13, 2016

On October 24, 2016, the British Columbia government amended its regulations to implement two new solvency funding relief measures for pension plans with a defined benefit (“DB”) component...