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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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Rebounding CAP replacement rates not enough to provide most with comfortable retirement

October 29, 2020
CAPit

With three quarters of 2020 behind us, given the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and new lockdown measures that will continue to weigh on economies, uncertainty ...

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Financial wellness in the workplace: Five steps to a successful financial wellness program

October 29, 2020
Financial Wellness

For many Canadians, understanding and managing multiple financial assets and obligations is a complex and daunting task that can contribute to significant stress, impact work ...

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GroupNews – October 2020

October 28, 2020
GroupNews

In our October issue of GroupNews, we look at proposed changes in Quebec to make parental insurance benefits more flexible, changes in Manitoba to expand ...

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