FEI survey

May 1, 2013

Morneau Shepell’s commitment to thought leadership and practical solutions to workplace health, productivity and retirement solutions is supported by a multi-faceted research agenda with three areas of focus:

Ontario’s 2013 budget

May 1, 2013

On May 2, Ontario’s Government brought forward its 2013 Budget, including a few items relevant to pensions and employee benefits.

Update on PRPPs: New bills in Alberta and in Quebec

May 1, 2013

Alberta introduced legislation on April 18, 2013, for Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs), following Saskatchewan and BC,1 as reported in our News & Views of April 2013.

IFRS accounting: Proposed amendment to IAS 19

May 1, 2013

In March 2013, the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) issued an Exposure Draft that proposes changes to the IAS 19 accounting rules for defined benefit plans.

As at April 30, 2013 - Tracking the funded status of pension plans

May 1, 2013

This graph shows the changes in the financial position of a typical defined benefit plan since December 31, 2007.

Workplace mental health trend

May 1, 2013

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the economic burden of mental health problems is $51 billion annually, of which 40% could be attributed to loss of productivity at work.

Are DC pension plans too risky?

Apr 29, 2013

Defined Contribution (DC) pensions are often dismissed as being too volatile to meet the needs of individuals or the organizations that employ them.

New developments in measuring the bottom‐line impact of mental health

Apr 22, 2013

Assessing your company’s situation and taking action can pay dividends in the form of higher employee engagement, mitigation of risk and operational efficiency, all of which contribute to improving ROI.

30,000 Feet - First quarter, 2013

Apr 10, 2013

The Biggest Stories of The Quarter With Significant Ongoing Impact