When can we retire?

Jun 11, 2012

An actuary will say we can retire when we have saved enough.

New Brunswick Amends Pension Benefits Act

Jun 1, 2012

On May 31, New Brunswick introduced Bill 63, An Act to Amend the Pension Benefits Act, which establishes an optional new program structure available to pension plans registered in New Brunswick.

Impact on Pension Expense under In ternational Accounting - As at April 30, 2012

May 14, 2012

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

British Columbia Proposes New Pensions Act, Alberta Expected to Follow

May 14, 2012

The British Columbia government has introduced Bill 38, a new Pension Benefits Standards Act (the “Act”), to replace its current pension legislation. The new Act provides private-sector employers with more design options, such as target benefit...

2012 Federal Budget Highlights—Group Benefit Plan Impact

May 14, 2012

The 2012 Federal Budget has proposed amendments which will have an impact on some employee benefits plans.

Ontario Draft Regulations Released

May 14, 2012

On April 30, 2012, the Ontario government released draft regulations that would implement some of the amendments to the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) found in Bills 120 and 236.

Purchasing Annuities For a Pension Plan: The Buy-in and Buy-out Approach

May 14, 2012

A pension fund administrator may want to acquire life annuities from an insurance company for a variety of reasons. These annuities may serve to reduce market risk, interest risk or even longevity risk.

Tracking the Funded Status of Pension Plans - As at April 30, 2012

May 14, 2012

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

Return To Work - 5 Rs of workplace mental health

May 1, 2012

A successful and healthy return to work from mental illness requires planning for and consideration of the employee, co-workers, manager or supervisor, and workplace. It is also important to address the individual’s often unspoken fears about...

Removing Stigma - 5 Rs of workplace mental health

May 1, 2012

Stigma occurs as a result of stereotypes and negative perceptions and is often associated with mental health conditions.