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A look at the investment variables of variable benefits | Benefits Canada

A look at the investment variables of variable benefits | Benefits Canada | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
Since retirees and active plan members are fundamentally different, should their investment options reflect that distinction? That’s the question confronting defined contribution plan sponsors as they explore the relatively new world of in-plan decumulation. As of January, when the Ontario government passed a series of new regulations under the Pension Benefits Act, the majority o
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How has COVID-19 impacted Canadians’ mental health?

How has COVID-19 impacted Canadians’ mental health? | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it

The Conference Board of Canada and the Mental Health Commission of Canada have partnered to explore the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. 

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Canadian plan sponsors seeing sharp declines in health, dental claims | Benefits Canada

Canadian plan sponsors seeing sharp declines in health, dental claims | Benefits Canada | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
Plan sponsors have seen significant decreases in their extended health and dental claims over the past three months, according to new data by Eckler Ltd. While the consultancy’s analysis of its large self-insured clients found plan sponsors saw an up to five per cent increase in extended health claims between February and March 2020, these claims droppe
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Feds to limit dividends, buybacks with funding for largest companies - BNN Bloomberg

Feds to limit dividends, buybacks with funding for largest companies - BNN Bloomberg | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
The federal government says it will provide loans and financing to the country's largest employers to help them weather the COVID-19 economic crisis.
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Shilling: Don’t Be Fooled By The Recent Stock-Market Rebound

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Canadian pension plans see steepest quarterly decline since 2008 – RBC

Canadian pension plans see steepest quarterly decline since 2008 – RBC | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
Canadian corporate and public pension plans in the RBC Investor & Treasury Services universe saw a decline of 7.1% in the first quarter.
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Research: Filling the Gap: Emergency Funding Programs and Asset-Based Finance in Times of Economic Crisis

Research: Filling the Gap: Emergency Funding Programs and Asset-Based Finance in Times of Economic Crisis | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
Large-Scale Funding Program Needed to Bolster Asset-Based Finance During CrisisThe federal government should have a large-scale funding program in place to bolster asset-based finance during the current crisis, author David Powell argues in his latest research.The asset-based finance (ABF) industry is critical to the functioning of the economy.
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Canadians are feeling unprecedented levels of anxiety, according to Mental Health Index - Apr 2, 2020

Canadians are feeling unprecedented levels of anxiety, according to Mental Health Index - Apr 2, 2020 | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
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Challenges escalating for Canada-s oil and gas sector

Challenges escalating for Canada-s oil and gas sector | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
Amidst pandemic, price war brings oil prices to rock bottom; risky for many Canadian companies.
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Canadian dollar should appreciate going forward

Canadian dollar should appreciate going forward | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
Investment strategists say the Canadian dollar remains highly correlated to oil prices, and should appreciate relative to the United States dollar in the coming months.
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More Canadians are refusing work due to COVID-19 — but it's tough to get authorities to agree

More Canadians are refusing work due to COVID-19 — but it's tough to get authorities to agree | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it

Provincial labour laws on refusing dangerous work are being tested as businesses reopen during pandemic...

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Capability-centred innovation in post-pandemic Canada more important than ever

Capability-centred innovation in post-pandemic Canada more important than ever | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it

The post-pandemic 'new normal' is still being determined. However, it is clear that it will be more digital than ever before.

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Top 10 health conditions based on drug claims for 2019 – Alberta Blue Cross

Top 10 health conditions based on drug claims for 2019 – Alberta Blue Cross | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
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Alberta public pension manager loses big in oilpatch investments: analysis | Globalnews.ca

Alberta public pension manager loses big in oilpatch investments: analysis | Globalnews.ca | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
A report says Alberta's public pension manager has lost millions on smaller energy companies at a time when the entire sector is in decline.
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COVID-19

COVID-19 | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
The Conference Board of Canada stands ready to provide Canadian leaders with the insights they need to confidently navigate the quickly evolving realities of COVID-19. This page collects new resources in the areas of economics, health, human resources, leadership, and education.
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Five Canadian Cities Most at Risk Due to COVID-19-s Impact on the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

Five Canadian Cities Most at Risk Due to COVID-19-s Impact on the Accommodation and Food Services Sector | Pension, Benefits & Investment Topics | Scoop.it
In the coming months, more than 1.3 million jobs in the accommodation and food services sector will be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada. This represents approximately 7 per cent of all Canadian jobs. However, the economic impact on the sector will be felt unevenly across the country because economic regions are specialized in different industries.
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