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The New Revolution in Retirement Income Adequacy
 

For years, people have used the 70% target for employment earnings replacement in retirement. But new research finds that old rule of thumb has no scientific basis  – and it’s definitely not for everyone!

In this exclusive interview, Canadian actuary and academic researcher Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald explains why we need to scrap the 70% rule – and use the Living Standard Replacement Rate (LSRR) instead.

New insights Into pensioner mortality in the construction trades
 

In this Plans & Trusts article, Mark Davis and Domenic Barbiero, discuss the findings of Eckler's Construction Trades Mortality Study.

Reproduced with permission from Plans & Trusts, Volume 34 Number 3, pages 8-15, May-June 2016, published by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (www.ifebp.org), Brookfield, Wisconsin. All rights reserved.

5 tips for getting plan members to open your materials
 

Use Susan Deller's 5 tips for getting plan members to open your communication materials.

Reprinted with permission from Benefits Canada.

Sterling reputation built on quality - Eckler recognized as Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
 

In this National Post article, Managing Principal Jill Wagman discusses how Eckler’s continued success and growth depends entirely on the firm’s ability to attract, motivate and retain exceptional people. Eckler is honoured to once again be recognized as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital. 

Reprinted with permission of the National Post.

ORPP will deliver a serious dose of pension awareness
 

The ORPP offers Ontario employers and employees a unique chance to discuss retirement income adequacy and boost financial literacy. Read Susan Deller's latest Benefits Canada column to find out why.

Reprinted with permission from Benefits Canada.

Eckler Ltd. recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2015
 

At Eckler, our culture drives our firm’s success. So, we’re thrilled to once again be recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Shared experience: Eckler’s Construction Trades Mortality Study
 

Eckler’s Construction Trades Mortality Study offers groundbreaking analysis of pensioner mortality in Canadian multi-employer construction trades pension plans. This research can help industry plans improve the mortality assumptions used in their valuations—leading to more effective and insightful plan management.

  • For an executive summary of the study findings, click here.
  • For full details, download a copy of the study report, Shared Experience.
Why video is today’s hottest communication tool
 

Susan Deller's latest Benefits Canada column looks at the power of video to connect with pension and benefits plan members.

Reprinted with permission from Benefits Canada.

Adopt a no-surprises policy for your plan communication
 

A no-surprises approach helps you fix gaps in your communication program, minimize liabilities, and improve your members’ understanding of their plans. This article by Susan Deller explains how. 

Reprinted with permission from Benefits Canada.

4 top communication trends
 

Susan Deller discusses four trends shaping how plans communicate to help improve their members’ engagement and understanding of their pension and benefits.

Reprinted with permission from Benefits Canada.