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

Drug cost trends

Apr 1, 2013

Statistics on prescription drug use in 2012 reflect the effect of drug cost control measures implemented by several provinces and the impact of many new generic drugs introduced on the market.

Provincial changes regarding prescription drugs

Apr 1, 2013

Several recent provincial announcements for public drug plans may also impact private benefit programs; those changes are outlined below:

PRPP legislation in Saskatchewan and British Columbia

Apr 1, 2013

On March 20, 2013, the Saskatchewan Government released its 2013 Budget.

Federal budget

Apr 1, 2013

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled his 2013 Budget on Thursday March 21, 2013. It included only a few initiatives concerning or impacting Registered Pension Plans (“RPPs”) or retirement savings.

As at March 31, 2013 - Tracking the funded status of pension plans

Apr 1, 2013

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

Leave to appeal denied in Carrigan spousal entitlement case

Apr 1, 2013

On March 28, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in Carrigan v. Carrigan Estate.

As at March 31, 2013 - Impact on pension expense under international accounting

Apr 1, 2013

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

New hope for defined benefit plans?

Apr 1, 2013

Many employers and unions are looking for ways to ensure sustainability of their defined benefit (DB) plan, if they can stabilize costs.