Aon Hewitt surveyed 203 Canadian employers in October and November 2012 concerning their views and likely actions over the next year regarding the management, design and delivery of their Canadian group retirement plans (ex. Group RRSPs, defined contribution...
03 May 2013
19 Apr 2013
On April 18th, Alberta became the fourth province to introduce Pooled Registered Pension Plan legislation. According to the government press release: Bill 18, the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act will allow employers, employees and the self-employed...
12 Apr 2013
Financial services strategy and operations research firm DALBAR recently released its Trends and Best Practices in Defined Contribution Pension Plan Statements Study. Included in the report was a ranking of the best account statements in the group retirement...
20 Mar 2013
March 20, 2013 By Shawn Patton Earlier today, Saskatchewan Finance Minister Ken Krawetz’s budget address offered new hope for individuals, businesses and an eager financial services community looking for some good news related to Pooled Registered...
15 Mar 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013 By Shawn Patton Try as it might, the Federal Government’s effort to expand and improve retirement plan coverage in Canada via Pooled Registered Pension Plans was dealt another blow today in British Columbia.
10 Mar 2013
The 7th annual Benefits Canada CAP member research study is out and worth a read (click on image below). The theme of this year’s survey, Improving Adequacy: A Secure Retirement for All, centred around what effect new Old Age Security (OAS ) rules might...
28 Feb 2013
Taking a closer look at Pooled Registered Pension Plans? Looking to gather more information, compare providers and products as part of a due-diligence process? Please find below a compilation of Pooled Registered Pension Plan resources and websites....
22 Feb 2013
Sun Life released the fifth edition of its Unretirement Index on February 20, 1013. The Unretirement Index tracks how Canadians’ attitudes and expectations about retirement have evolved since the financial crisis began in 2008.
21 Feb 2013
HR and Finance executives hire a pension plan consultant to provide a heightened level of expertise and support for their organization’s retirement program (Group RRSP, DC or DB Pension, DPSP). When the Pension Consultant or Advisor is diligent...
20 Feb 2013
### Please note update below in red ### The BC government tabled the last budget of their current mandate yesterday. One topic of particular interest to the HR, Finance and Pension community was the portion of Finance Minister de Jong’s budget...