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B.C. Medical Services Plan Premiums: Significant Challenges on the Horizon for Employers and Plan Sponsors

B.C. Medical Services Plan Premiums: Significant Challenges on the Horizon for Employers and Plan Sponsors

May 11, 2017. Category: Benefits, MSP. No Comments on B.C. Medical Services Plan Premiums: Significant Challenges on the Horizon for Employers and Plan Sponsors.
Written by Mike Greschner.

On May 9, 2017, British Columbia had an election resulting in what appears to be a minority government.  Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums were a topic in the election. Read full entry

Mike Greschner Joins George & Bell

Mike Greschner Joins George & Bell

May 9, 2017. Category: Benefits, Consulting, Firm News. No Comments on Mike Greschner Joins George & Bell.
Written by Jeremy Bell.

We are pleased to announce that Mike Greschner has joined George & Bell Consulting as a Senior Consultant. Mike will be based in Vancouver, providing comprehensive benefit consulting services to public sector, private sector and multi-employer trusteed clients in Western Canada. Read full entry

The George & Bell Team is Growing

The George & Bell Team is Growing

January 28, 2016. Category: Actuarial, Benefits, Consulting, Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on The George & Bell Team is Growing.
Written by Brendan George.

George & Bell is pleased to announce a new addition to our team. Jian Zhang, a fully qualified actuary with 8 years of experience, has joined our firm as a Consultant. Read full entry

Target Benefit Plans: Use of Surplus

Target Benefit Plans: Use of Surplus

January 19, 2016. Category: Benefits, Firm News, Legislation, Pension and Benefit Plans. No Comments on Target Benefit Plans: Use of Surplus.
Written by Harry Satanove.

On August 12th last year, we posted an article on our blog “New Funding Rules for Target Benefit Plans”, in which we reviewed the new funding rules that will apply to the collectively-bargained multi-employer pension plans that elect to convert to target benefit plans. Read full entry

Should you Turn your Plan into a TBP? Join me at PBLI's Conference for my Presentation

Should you Turn your Plan into a TBP? Join me at PBLI’s Conference for my Presentation

November 3, 2015. Category: Benefits, Conference, Firm News, Pension Plans, Trustee. No Comments on Should you Turn your Plan into a TBP? Join me at PBLI’s Conference for my Presentation.
Written by Greg Heise.

I will be speaking at Pacific Business & Law Institute’s Essential Tasks of Pension and Benefit Plan Trustees on February 24th. Read full entry

Are you Joining us in Vegas?

Are you Joining us in Vegas?

October 30, 2015. Category: Benefits, Conference, Pension and Benefit Plans, Social Responsibility, Trustee. No Comments on Are you Joining us in Vegas?.
Written by Brendan George.

Jeremy, Greg and I will be speaking at the 48th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference in Las Vegas, November 22-25, 2015. Read full entry

New Funding Rules for Target Benefit Plans

New Funding Rules for Target Benefit Plans

August 12, 2015. Category: Benefits, Firm News, Legislation, Pension and Benefit Plans. No Comments on New Funding Rules for Target Benefit Plans.
Written by Harry Satanove.

Trustees of multiemployer pension plans have waited a long time for new pension funding rules. The new B.C. Pension Benefits Standards Regulation, released in May,  puts the 2012 B.C. Read full entry

CPP Enhancement: The Debate Takes Centre Stage

CPP Enhancement: The Debate Takes Centre Stage

January 30, 2015. Category: Benefits, Firm News, Investing, Pension Plans, Retirement. No Comments on CPP Enhancement: The Debate Takes Centre Stage.
Written by Jeremy Bell.

See below for the link to Jeremy’s article published in the January/February issue of Plans and Trusts.

CPP Enhancement – The Debate Takes Centre Stage Read full entry

Thoughts on CPP Expansion - video

Thoughts on CPP Expansion – video

December 3, 2014. Category: Benefits, Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on Thoughts on CPP Expansion – video.
Written by Jeremy Bell.

While at the recent International Foundation’s Canadian Annual Employee Benefits Conference in Calgary I shared some thoughts from my session on CPP Expansion. Read full entry

Pacific Business and Law Institute Presentation

Pacific Business and Law Institute Presentation

November 4, 2014. Category: Benefits, Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on Pacific Business and Law Institute Presentation.
Written by Brendan George.

I will be presenting An Actuarial Primer for Trustees and Administrators at the Pacific Business and Law Institute’s 21st annual Essential Tasks of Pension and Benefit Plan Trustees on February 25, 2015. Read full entry

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