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2021 pension and benefit statistics

January 18, 2021
Special Notice

This Special Notice provides a handy reference guide to pension and benefits rates and statistics for 2021.

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GroupNews – December 2020

December 17, 2020
GroupNews

The December issue of Group News summarizes the 2021 Canada Pension Plan and Quebec Pension Plan contribution rates and highlights the Government of Canada’s draft ...

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Managing the message: Communication in the time of COVID

December 12, 2020
COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought far-reaching change to every aspect of our lives - personal, financial and professional. Canadian employers responded with unprecedented speed, agility and innovation ...

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Happy holidays!
From our homes… to yours

December 9, 2020
News-Corporate

Happy holidays from everyone at Eckler! This year, in lieu of holiday celebrations, we have made a donation to the Actuarial Foundation to support its ...

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Sun Life and Eckler Ltd. announce $176 million annuity deal with Corby Spirit and Wine Limited, and Hiram Walker & Sons Limited

December 7, 2020
News-Pensions

Sun Life and Eckler Ltd. announce $176 million annuity deal with Corby Spirit and Wine Limited, and Hiram Walker & Sons Limited Largest Canadian de-risking ...

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AcSB finalizes changes to CPA Section 3462 regarding use of funding valuation for employee future benefits

December 1, 2020
Special Notice

On November 2, 2020, the Canadian Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) announced final amendments to Section 3462, Employee Future Benefits (Section 3462) of Part II of ...

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GroupNews – November 2020

November 27, 2020
GroupNews

This month’s GroupNews highlights a recent Conference Board of Canada report that predicts health care costs will increase due to COVID-19, recent developments impacting plans ...

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Through the looking glass: The rise of virtual healthcare and its impact on benefit plan sponsors in a post-COVID world

November 11, 2020
GroupNews, GroupNews Extra

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has brought significant disruption to our personal and professional lives. While lockdown restrictions are easing, the impact of the ...

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Provision for adverse deviations: In search of a balanced approach

November 5, 2020
Insights

Conservatism in a pension plan is a lever to provide secure benefits and is an important tool that guards against future negative events. However, the ...

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