Manitoba has amended its pension regulations to provide for additional solvency funding relief, the use of letters of credit to cover solvency funding obligations, and increased fines for plan administrators.
Pension and Benefits Statistics 2012
The Evolution of the Financial Situation of Pension Plans since December 31, 2007
Our latest survey of economic assumptions in accounting for pensions and other post‑retirement benefits is now available on Morneau Shepell’s website.
As part of severance agreements, layoffs, or retirement packages many employers arrange for the continuation of health and dental coverage under the existing benefits package for the former employee or retiree.
Every year, companies must establish an expense for their defined benefit pension plans.
In June 2011, the International Accounting standard Board (IASB) published a new IAS19 standard on Employee benefits.
The Accounting Standard Board (AcSB) recently indicated that it is reviewing pension and benefit accounting for private enterprises (CICA Handbook, Part II, Section 3461).
Many pension plan surveys report on what plans are expecting to do with their assets over the next few years.
Every data point suggests that benefit costs will continue to rise at a rapid rate.