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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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GroupNews – January 2020

January 30, 2020
GroupNews

In this edition of GroupNews, we provide updates on changes for pharmacists and massage therapists in Nova Scotia, Alberta’s Bill 21 and its new biosimilar ...

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Another step to improving Ontarians’ financial security in retirement

January 27, 2020
Special Notice

In releasing multiple regulations detailing rules regarding variable benefit accounts for pension plans, Ontario finally joins the majority of provinces allowing members to decumulate directly ...

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2020 pension and benefit statistics

January 22, 2020
Special Notice

This Special Notice provides a handy reference guide to pension and benefits rates and statistics for 2020.

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British Columbia’s pension funding reform

January 14, 2020
Special Notice

Effective December 31, 2019, British Columbia has made major changes to the funding requirements for defined benefit pension plans to help plan sponsors better address ...

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British Columbia announces pension funding reform

December 18, 2019
Special Notice, Special Notice Preview

British Columbia has announced major changes to the funding requirements for defined benefit pension plans. This Special Notice Preview provides an overview of the changes.

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Changes to pension plan funding rules: Quebec releases its final regulation

December 17, 2019
Special Notice

On November 20, 2019, the government of Quebec published the final regulation (Regulation) amending the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans. The Regulation is almost identical ...

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