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New B.C. Defined Benefit Funding Rules and Single Employer Target Benefit Plans

New B.C. Defined Benefit Funding Rules and Single Employer Target Benefit Plans

December 16, 2019. Category: Benefits, Legislation, Pension and Benefit Plans, Pension and Investment, Pension Plans. Comments Off on New B.C. Defined Benefit Funding Rules and Single Employer Target Benefit Plans.
Written by Greg Heise.

Last week the B.C. government announced new defined benefit (DB) plan funding rules that take effect December 31, 2019. Some might say that these changes have been long overdue given that the past regime’s heavy focus on solvency is a main cause of DB plans being less prevalent in the private sector. Read full entry

George & Bell Sponsors BC Health Care Awards

George & Bell Sponsors BC Health Care Awards

June 22, 2018. Category: Benefits, Firm News, Health Care, Sponsorship. No Comments on George & Bell Sponsors BC Health Care Awards.
Written by George & Bell Consulting.

Partners Jeremy Bell and Mike Greschner, on behalf of George & Bell Consulting, are proud to sponsor the BC Health Care Awards. Read full entry

Mike Greschner is G&B's Newest Partner

Mike Greschner is G&B’s Newest Partner

June 21, 2018. Category: Actuarial, Benefits, Firm News. No Comments on Mike Greschner is G&B’s Newest Partner.
Written by George & Bell Consulting.

George & Bell Consulting is pleased to announce that Mike Greschner has been named its newest Partner, effective immediately.

The promotion strengthens one of the firm’s core practice areas: actuarial and core benefit consulting.  Read full entry

Mike Greschner to Speak at GFOABC Conference in Kelowna

Mike Greschner to Speak at GFOABC Conference in Kelowna

May 23, 2018. Category: Benefits, Conference, Firm News, Group Benefits. No Comments on Mike Greschner to Speak at GFOABC Conference in Kelowna.
Written by George & Bell Consulting.

Mike Greschner, Senior Consultant at George & Bell, will speak at the upcoming Government Finance Officers Association of BC’s (GFOABC) Annual Conference and AGM in Kelowna from May 30th to June 1st. Read full entry

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

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