Benefits

Modern Defined Benefit pensions can substantially improve outcomes for businesses

By Derek W. Dobson

 

Anxiety about an uncertain financial future in retirement can lead to missed days of work and reduced productivity.

Why employers need to implement eldercare programs

By Susan Hyatt

 

The population is aging and that brings all kinds of consequences. It impacts families, their financial resources, the healthcare system and the workforce.

Focusing on individual employee needs boosts your retention

By Chris Bruce

 

Employee loyalty is harder to secure now than ever before – especially amongst younger generations joining the workforce.

A clear definition is needed before proceeding

By Helen Stevenson

Calls for national pharmacare, which have long been simmering, have boiled over as of late. The federal government has taken the first step toward a national strategy with the release of the 2018 Federal Budget. Dr. Eric Hoskins, the former Minister of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario, will chair an advisory council to review options and establish ideas for the framework for a national pharmacare program. 

Why employers need to embrace change as drug spending increases

By Helen Stevenson

Benefit plans are a zero-sum game: there are a finite number of resources to go around. As drug spending in Canada increases, the sustainability of drug plans is at risk.

Can a homegrown model for pension management change the course of retirement funding and HR administration?

By Joel Kranc

Many of Canada’s largest pension funds have gained much success and adoration on the global financial stage. Not so far in the past, Canadian public pensions were relatively conservative investment vehicles focusing mainly on investments such as government bonds, and were funded on a “pay-as-you-go” basis.