Consultations respecting un-locatable members and unclaimed balances in federal plans

Aug 16, 2018

Plan administrators across Canada have had problems dealing with un-locatable or missing pension plan members, and dealing with unclaimed pension amounts.

BC court finds that multi-employer pension plan entitled to keep information confidential

Aug 16, 2018

A British Columbia court has overturned the decision of a provincial privacy commissioner that the Superintendent of Pensions is required to turn over information related to union-sponsored multi-employer pension plans to a business association.

2018 survey – economic assumptions for accounting

Aug 16, 2018

Recently, Morneau Shepell issued its 18th annual survey on the economic assumptions used by Canadian public companies to account for the costs of their defined benefit plans.

Additional Canada Pension Plan enhancements adopted

Aug 16, 2018

On June 21, 2018, Bill C-74 received royal assent. Among other things, this bill provides for the enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) agreed upon by the Finance Ministers in December 2017.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at July 31, 2018

Aug 16, 2018

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2017

OHIP+ changes announced by new Ontario government

Aug 16, 2018

On June 30, 2018, the new Ontario government announced their intention to amend the OHIP+ youth pharmacare initiative which was introduced earlier this year by the previous Liberal government.

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at July 31, 2018

Aug 16, 2018

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

Funding policy implementation for defined benefit pension plans registered in Quebec

Aug 16, 2018

Defined benefit (DB) pension plans registered in Quebec are required to adopt a funding policy by January 4, 2019.

We all just want to have fun – but are we?

Aug 15, 2018

The Globe and Mail: How much fun do you allow yourself to have each day?

Improving employee mental health among top HR priorities for 2019

Aug 14, 2018

Benefits Canada: Improving the mental health of employees ranks ahead of physical health and wellness as a top priority for human resources leaders for 2019, according to a new survey by Morneau Shepell Ltd.