Retirement Income Security – For Young & Old

Aiming to “better reflect” the increased lifespans of Canadians, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries has published a new mortality improvement scale, writes Jennifer Paterson for Benefits Canada. The tool also includes an effort to “harmonize actuarial work in the pension and life insurance industries,” she...

American public pension plans are among the beneficiaries of a strong stock market, including North Carolina’s retirement system. Reporting for the Asheboro Courier-Tribune, Dan Way quotes the state’s treasurer Dale Folwell saying North Carolina is “seeing a surge” in retirement plan investment returns for...

The passage of tax reform in the United States has begun a “healthy national conversation about the direction in which (the United States) should move on important fiscal issues, including retirement security,” write Sean McGarvey and Stephen Sandherr for The Hill. This “broader conversation” should include solutions to...

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Research reveals that a significant number of UK millennials are permanently in debt and Angus Peters, writing for Pensions Expert, wonders what that means for the accumulation of adequate retirement income. Additional, he asks if more flexible savings solutions would assist. “The automatic enrolment of over 16.2m...

Veterans’ advocates are expressing displeasure at the federal government’s approach to an election promise to reinstate lifetime pensions for veterans injured while in uniform. In 2006 the previous government replaced lifetime pensions with a lump-sum payment and other programs, a shift which drew the ire of veterans...

Pension plan trustees have a number of tools available to engage retired members, writes Sophie Imeson for Pensions Expert. They include crosswords to competitions, she writes, adding there “are a variety of ways in which trustees can jazz up their newsletters to retired members, but how much communication with the...