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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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Protected: Is it time to develop your funding policy?

March 2, 2020
Insights

By Shawn Wilcox Insights - March 2021 All views expressed are the authors’ own and do not necessarily reflect the official position of any agency, ...

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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 Comission ...

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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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