Defined Benefit (DB) Plans

New Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada

New Report: Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has had significant implications for workplaces across the world, and employers and workers have needed to make difficult decisions regarding retirement, health and paid leave benefits. A new International Foundation report, Impact of COVID-19 on Pensions and Benefits in Canada: […]

Three Key Takeaways: What ARPA Means for Green Zone Pension Plans

Three Key Takeaways: What ARPA Means for Green Zone Pension Plans

Jenny Gartman, CEBS
 

It was big news back in March when the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was enacted to provide grants, called “special financial assistance,” to boost the solvency of eligible critical and declining status or insolvent plans under the Pension Benefit […]

What the American Rescue Plan Act Means for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans

What the American Rescue Plan Act Means for Financially Troubled Multiemployer Pension Plans

Jenny Gartman, CEBS
 

Listen to this post here. After years of debate on the topic of funding relief for multiemployer pension funds, Congress acted this week with the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Rescue Plan)—likely one of the most significant pieces […]

Employee Benefits and COVID-19: Changing the Future of Benefits Today

Employee Benefits and COVID-19: Changing the Future of Benefits Today

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS
 

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to bring long-lasting changes to life in the United States, and those changes will be reflected in employee benefits. How COVID-19 could affect health, retirement and other benefits even after the pandemic is over is discussed in […]

The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape: 10 DB Plan Takeaways

The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape: 10 DB Plan Takeaways

Justin Held, CEBS
 

According to the most recent data from The Multiemployer Retirement Plan Landscape: A Fifteen-Year Look (2003-2017), demographic trends in multiemployer plans have become less favorable as the number of actively working participants have decreased relative to the number of inactive and retired […]

Retirement Plan Changes in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Retirement Plan Changes in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Justin Held, CEBS
 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had dramatic implications for workplace retirement programs in Canada. Volatile market conditions have organizations and individuals reviewing their financial options. At the same time, these conditions have led to interruptions in employment as employers contemplate early retirement offerings, hiring freezes, […]

Retirement Plan Changes in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Retirement Plan Changes in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Justin Held, CEBS
 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had dramatic implications for workplace retirement programs. Volatile market conditions have organizations and individuals reviewing their financial options. At the same time, these conditions have led to interruptions in employment, as employers contemplate and implement furloughs, hiring freezes, […]

Plan Sponsors Providing More Benefit Options Thanks to CARES Act Provisions

Plan Sponsors Providing More Benefit Options Thanks to CARES Act Provisions

Kelli Kolsrud, CEBS
 

Business closures and curtailments due to the coronavirus pandemic have left many organizations and individuals struggling financially. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted on March 27, 2020 with the goal of providing quick financial relief to citizens […]