Quebec announces Quebec Pension Plan consultation

Dec 13, 2016

On December 8, 2016, the Quebec Minister of Finance announced the public consultation on the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP).

Plan sponsors eager to take risk off the table

Dec 13, 2016

Benefits Canada: How far are Canadian pension plans along on the path to de-risking? And what does the journey look like? Those were among the questions explored in a recent Benefits Canada pulse survey.

Ontario and Manitoba move to adopt Pooled Registered Pension Plans

Dec 13, 2016

Both Ontario and Manitoba took steps to allow for the introduction of Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) in those provinces.

Quebec: Bill 92 a game-changer for prescription drugs

Dec 13, 2016

Last November, Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette tabled amendments to Bill 92 with the aim of boosting competition and improving drug price transparency in Quebec.

The dark side of the boom

Dec 10, 2016

The Globe and Mail: Rock-bottom interest rates have made big mortgages look less expensive, lighting a fire under house prices. But for many homeowners, when rates start rising, it won’t end well.

Reverse mortgages can be a good last choice, in special circumstances

Dec 8, 2016

The Globe and Mail: A reverse mortgage is perceived negatively because it erodes the equity in one’s home, an act that is regarded as practically sacrilegious. Sometimes, however, there is no choice.

Learn to calm your stressed mind with visualization

Dec 8, 2016

The Globe and Mail: On most days, are you worried or calm?

How to (and why) calculate the cost of absenteeism

Dec 7, 2016 The challenge in absenteeism in the workplace is not to convince employers that the phenomenon is costly.

Look beyond plan design and expenses to control benefit costs

Dec 6, 2016

Benefits Canada: Benefits programs are under tremendous inflationary strain these days stemming from several sources, including increased utilization of specialty drugs and increased rates of absence and disability due to mental illness.

Learn how to be a leader who delegates

Dec 6, 2016

The Globe and Mail: As a leader, how often do you feel you are getting buried in details?