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Pensions & Benefits Law Blog

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Ontario amends pension legislation to address electronic beneficiary designations

Canada - May 6 2019 Pension plan administrators are implementing electronic tools as part of their administration processes with increasing frequency. This can be…

Target benefit plans - From New Brunswick to Ontario to the UK

Canada - April 12 2019 In the most recent provincial budget, the Ontario government has signaled its willingness to expand its proposed target benefit framework outside the…

FSRA, Ontario’s new pensions regulator, takes shape

Canada - November 18 2016 On November 16th, the Ontario government introduced draft framework legislation to establish a new financial services and Pensions Regulator, the…

On the Path to Change: Ontario Fall Economic Statement 2016

Canada - November 15 2016 The direction of pensions law in Ontario just became a little clearer. In its Fall Economic Statement released on November 14, 2016, the Government…

Bill C-27 to add annuity purchase provisions to the PBSA

Canada - November 11 2016 On October 19, 2016, Bill C-27 was introduced in the House of Commons. The big news from the introduction was that Bill C-27, if passed, would amend…

Target Benefit Plans Soon to be Available for Federally Regulated Employers

Canada - October 20 2016 The federal government announced yesterday proposed changes to the federal Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (the "PBSA") to permit…

CPP Enhancement is Coming

Canada - October 7 2016 On October 6, 2016 the government introduced Bill C-26, which sets out amendments to enhance the Canada Pension Plan. This follows the recent…

It’s all in the fine print: will your fiduciary insurance cover you when you need it?

USA - October 22 2015 Will that insurer your company has been paying premiums to for all of these years stand behind you if you are sued for ERISA violations? Have you…

Suing to recover benefit overpayments? It may not be so easy

USA - August 31 2015 Can plan fiduciaries sue to recover overpayments made many years ago? As plan audits have uncovered more and more payment errors, many plans have…

New requirements will facilitate pension plan advisory committees: what you need to know

Canada - August 28 2015 Many plan administrators will soon have to meet a number of new requirements aimed at facilitating the formation and operation of pension plan…