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Reimagining Pension Solvency Funding: Join the conversation

In Canada, pension promises made to employees by employers are not guaranteed by insurance contracts. What happens when an employer goes out of business and a pension plan becomes wound up? Scenarios like this often run the risk that the assets set aside to deliver the promised pensions may not be sufficient. The question begs: Is there is a better approach to addressing underfunded pension plans...

Putting financial security for all Canadians into the right words

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) is proud to share its updated corporate language, refreshed to better represent the evolving focus of the Institute on important topics such as education, risk management, and diversity and inclusion. Like all professions, the actuarial profession is evolving and responding to unprecedented changes in our society and economy, and our language should...

AI ethics and regulation in insurance: Actuaries uniquely positioned for success

With the increasing use of AI within both the private and public sectors, regulations and laws to address the appropriate collection and use of data are being proposed and passed within Canada and across the world. Beyond the expected regulatory burden that will face companies using AI, there is an ethical component as well. Insurers have historically built their business on the idea of “fair...

DC plans in the decumulation phase: an opportunity to be seized

More and more pension plan participants are entering the decumulation phase of their lives, with a significant proportion of their retirement assets in a DC plan or savings plan such as an RRSP. Is there a way they can continue to reap the benefits of pooling assets for this second phase of their financial life? Some DC plan sponsors are currently addressing the issue and considering adopting...

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