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Should I Take My Commuted Value? Interest Rates, Mortality Tables and Their Effect on Commuted Values

Should I Take My Commuted Value? Interest Rates, Mortality Tables and Their Effect on Commuted Values

January 13, 2020. Category: Group Benefits, Investment, Pension and Benefit Plans, Pension and Investment, Pension Plans, Retirement. Comments Off on Should I Take My Commuted Value? Interest Rates, Mortality Tables and Their Effect on Commuted Values.
Written by Rory O'Connor.

We are often asked by members whether or not they should take their commuted value as a lump sum payout upon termination. Read full entry

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

Supreme Court Reaches Decision in ICBA Case

Supreme Court Reaches Decision in ICBA Case

July 5, 2018. Category: Firm News, Legislation, Pension Plans. No Comments on Supreme Court Reaches Decision in ICBA Case.
Written by Greg Heise.

On July 3, 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia completed its judicial review of a prior decision by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of B.C. Read full entry

Making Sense of the Proposed Enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan

Making Sense of the Proposed Enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan

July 19, 2016. Category: CPP, Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on Making Sense of the Proposed Enhancements to the Canada Pension Plan.
Written by Greg Heise.

Every province except Quebec agreed in principle to a deal on June 20, 2016 that will eventually improve the Canada Pension Plan. Read full entry

CPP Enhancement - An Idea Whose Time has Come?

CPP Enhancement – An Idea Whose Time has Come?

April 6, 2016. Category: CPP, Firm News, Pension Plans. No Comments on CPP Enhancement – An Idea Whose Time has Come?.
Written by John Christie.

Background

The new Liberal federal government has already met with the provinces to initiate discussions of enhancing the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). 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

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

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

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

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.

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