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Retirement dreams fade – what can you do to help your members?

April 8, 2020
CAPit

As equity markets and interest rates have continued to fall over the past few weeks, so too have the near-term retirement plans of many Canadians. ...

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Supporting you through COVID-19

April 6, 2020
Financial Wellness

Eckler’s Webinar: Managing through difficult times   The uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 is being felt around the world. Loss of income, or the potential ...

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GroupNews – March 2020

March 30, 2020
GroupNews

Eckler’s GroupNews monthly newsletter provides commentary on the issues affecting Canadian group benefit plans. In this edition: Report on 2020 health and dental trend factors ...

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Nova Scotia introduces regulations amending funding under
Pension Benefits Act

March 26, 2020
Special Notice

The government of Nova Scotia has introduced regulations amending the funding framework for defined benefit (DB) pension plans to improve the flexibility and stability of ...

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2019 Novel Coronavirus update: A review of the current need-to-know issues

March 17, 2020
Special Notice

In response to the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), on March 13, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic. Federal ...

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Retirement readiness – how should employers help?

February 27, 2020
Financial Wellness

Statistics can tell a lot of stories. When it comes to retirement, CIBC says that Canadians need to save about $756,000. The same report from ...

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GroupNews – February 2020

February 24, 2020
GroupNews

This issue of GroupNews, provides updates on Alberta’s move to partner with private clinics to provide surgeries, a decision from the BC Human Rights Commission ...

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Actuarial Standards Board publishes revised final standards for the determination of pension plan commuted values

February 20, 2020
Special Notice

On January 24, 2020, the Actuarial Standards Board (ASB) released final amendments to section 3500 of the practice-specific standards for pension plans – pension commuted ...

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After 11 years of bull markets…

February 20, 2020
CAPit

Eckler’s latest Capital Accumulation Plan Income Tracker, shows that strong (bull) market returns have helped to improve the gross replacement rate of a typical male ...

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