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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

CPP Enhancement: Launch of George & Bell Calculator

CPP Enhancement: Launch of George & Bell Calculator

August 27, 2015. Category: Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on CPP Enhancement: Launch of George & Bell Calculator.
Written by Greg Heise.

Today we have launched our Enhanced CPP Calculator, www.cppenhancement.ca which projects the additional benefits and contributions under two of the most popular CPP enhancement proposals. 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

Summary of Bill C-377

Summary of Bill C-377

August 6, 2015. Category: Firm News, Income Tax, Legislation. No Comments on Summary of Bill C-377.
Written by Brendan George.

On June 30, 2015, Bill C-377 received royal assent from the Senate. The attached memo discusses the potential impact this new legislation will have when regulations come into force. Read full entry

Better off Bigger?

Better off Bigger?

July 9, 2015. Category: Actuarial, Consulting, Merger. No Comments on Better off Bigger?.
Written by Greg Heise.

With apologies to the 1985 John Cusack film “Better Off Dead”, this past week’s announced “merger of equals” between Willis Group and Towers Watson brings to mind a question I have been thinking about a lot over the past couple of years. Read full entry

Greg Heise Joins George & Bell

Greg Heise Joins George & Bell

June 5, 2015. Category: Firm News. No Comments on Greg Heise Joins George & Bell.
Written by Jeremy Bell.

We are pleased to announce that Greg Heise has joined George & Bell Consulting as Partner of the firm.

Greg will be based in Vancouver, providing actuarial and investment services to pension and benefit clients in Western Canada. Read full entry

Exciting News for George & Bell

Exciting News for George & Bell

February 27, 2015. Category: Actuarial, Firm News, Investment, Pension and Benefit Plans. No Comments on Exciting News for George & Bell.
Written by Jeremy Bell.

George & Bell Consulting (G&B) is pleased to announce a working relationship with John Gilfoyle and David Lee of Strategic Income Security Services (SISS). Read full entry

What exactly does an Actuary do?

What exactly does an Actuary do?

February 26, 2015. Category: Actuarial, Conference, Firm News, Investing, Pension Plans, Trustee. No Comments on What exactly does an Actuary do?.
Written by Brendan George.

This is a common question I get asked all the time. So when the Pacific Business and Law Institute invited me to answer that question for a group of Trustees and Administrators this past week, I was only too happy to oblige. Read full entry

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